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NEW YORK, 6 October 2016--Sotheby’s is honored to announce the sale of one of the greatest private collections of printed and manuscript Bibles formed since the 19th century, The Bible Collection of Dr. Charles Caldwell Ryrie, which will be held in New York on 5 December 2016. Dr. Ryrie (1925-2016) was best known for


From 2-5 December 2015 Sotheby’s New York will present the single-


Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (

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PBA Galleries is pleased to offer the Library of Dr. Elmer Belt in Sale 533 to be held on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014.  Dr. Elmer Belt (1893-1980) was a renowned surgeon and noted bibliophile. An early member of Southern California's bibliophile society, the Zamorano Club, and the fifth recipient of the Sir Thomas More Medal for Book Collecting, Dr. Belt was a passionate book collector. The

New York, NY, April 2, 2014—Between 1973 and 1996 Carter Burden, a former trustee of the Morgan Library and Museum and onetime New York City councilman, assembled the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hands. In doing so, Burden revolutionized the market in modern first editions by paying record prices for copies in the best possible condition and with notable

Next week at Sotheby's London, the library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, a collection encompassing 1,500 books, 350+ years, and 7 continents, begins its turn at auction. It is, writes Anthony Payne in the catalogue's introduction, "the finest private collection of

The Greatest Library of its Kind, this Exceptional Collection Includes: 

  • Original Cloth Samples Collected during Captain Cook’s Voyages to the Pacific 
  • The First Map to Show Captain Cook’s Discoveries in Australia and New Zealand 
  • The First Book Printed in Antarctica—Ernest Shackleton’s Aurora Australis (1908) 
  • First-Editions by Francis