Westport, CT — A letter typed in English and signed by Albert Einstein in which he talks about his theory of universal gravitation, a document signed in 1776 by John Hancock having to do with taxation without representation, and a letter written and signed by Thomas Jefferson six weeks before his death are expected top lots in University Archives’ online auction, August 28th.
Westport, CT – A letter written and signed by the legendary Kung Fu master Bruce Lee, a bank interest note twice signed by the notorious gangster Al Capone, and a letter typed and signed by Albert Einstein regarding the development and use of the hydrogen bomb are a few of the featured lots in University Archives’ Internet-only auction slated for Wednesday, June 26th.
New York — Lion Heart Autographs, Inc., for more than forty years an internationally recognized dealer of autographs and manuscripts specializing in art, history, literature, music, and science, has announced an extraordinary live auction to take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. which will feature over 175 lots of some of the world’s most rare and valuable manuscripts, autographs and memorabilia to date.
For many people summer brings at least a short break from the workaday world, time to be spent chipping away at personal projects and hobbies or simply reading a great (bookish) novel. Five recently published books about books speak to these priorities. So if you’re seeking a stack of summer reads, look no further!
Five auctions to watch this week:
Boston — An amazingly rare combination of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky signatures sold for $64,055 according to by Boston-based RR Auction.
The Library of R. & B. L.: Autographs and Manuscripts of Writers, Musicians, Painters at Sotheby’s Paris
Paris — On 22 May, Sotheby’s, in association with Binoche & Giquello, will auction off the eighth sale of the Library of R. & B. L. It will mark the end of the dispersal, begun in 2011, of this substantial literary collection built over more than sixty years. It was assembled on the same principle, intermingling books and autograph letters of French literature, music and the arts from the 16th century to the present day.
Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week: