Graham Greene

London — London rare book dealer Peter Harrington has launched its new Masterpiece 2020 catalogue – one of its bi-annual curations of exceptionally rare and collectable books and artworks.

The summer 2020 catalogue features a collection of 50 fine books and manuscripts ranging from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, many of which

As Rare Book Week draws near, I find myself scrolling through booksellers’ preview catalogues and lists for the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, which opens on Thursday, March 5, and runs through Sunday, March 8. From the looks of it, an amazing selection awaits collectors.

New York—Swann Galleries saw a successful sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts on Thursday, February 20 with literature and autographs bringing strong numbers.

Jane Austen led the sale with competitive bidding driving prices well above

London — Peter Harrington, one of the world’s largest rare booksellers, is attending the California Antiquarian Book Fair, with a selection of rare books and unique objects each of which has a fascinating history. This year the California Book Fair is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in

New York—On Thursday, February 20 Swann Galleries will offer a sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts with a superb presentation of autographs, nineteenth and twentieth century literature, as well as art, press and illustrated books.

Nineteenth-century literature leads the sale with

Dallas, TX – A group of 481 rare book lots from the personal collection of a giant in the New York literary community are expected to be among the top draws in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books Auction Featuring the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction Part II Sept. 5 in New York City.

The collection belongs to

Remarkable letters to the novelist Anthony Powell from some of the most famous names in 20th century English literature - including Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and Philip Larkin - are to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale in London on 15 June. They have a combined estimated value of more than £70,000.

Evelyn Waugh

Yesterday at Bloomsbury Auctions in London, a remarkable collection of modern firsts was sold. It was the collection of biographer and critic Clive Hirschhorn, who had been collecting for more than thirty years. The collection encompassed most of the landmark titles of twentieth-century American and English literature. It prompted
What do Laurence Durrell, Robert Frost, Graham Greene, E.M. Forester, and J.R.R. Tolkien have in common?  They were all passed up by the 1961 Nobel Prize committee in favor of the eventual winner, Yugoslavian writer Ivo Andric.

The Nobel Prize Council's debate over each year's nominees remains a secret for fifty years after the award is given.  At that point, the archive is opened in