London—A personal horoscope created by J.K. Rowling whilst she was writing her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, shows Rowling’s own enthusiasm for astrology and offers context for Professor Trelawney and the centaur Firenze, characters in the Harry Potter books for which she is still most renowned. This highly collectable work will be offered alongside signed first
A book charting the expedition which led to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, sold as part of a set for £14,880 at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Antiquarian Books, held yesterday, Wednesday 18th December.
Darwin was invited to join the second surveying voyage of HMS Beagle, by Captain Robert Fitzroy, to write the natural history part of the Captain’s account of the five
May 18 2013 — English PEN and Sotheby’s are delighted to release additional details on the sale of the definitive first edition of J.K. Rowling’s first book. The freely annotated first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — with numerous comments by the author on the process of writing and and the editorial decisions involved will be offered for sale as part of the
DALLAS — The 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Francis Harry Compton Crick realized $2.27+ million to lead Heritage Auctions’ two-day, $4.97+ million Historical Manuscripts Signature® Auction in New York. Awarded
Earlier this week Michael Moynihan ran an article in Tablet Magazine that exposed several glaring problems in a new book by Johan Leher: Imagine: How Creativity Works.
The author had completely made up six quotes and attributed them to Bob Dylan, for example, regarding his
London -- Sotheby's is delighted to announce the sale of a selection of exceptional works in its English Literature, History Private Press, Children’s Books & Illustrations auction on Thursday, 15 December 2011. The sale, which comprises 163 lots, is expected to raise in excess of £1.5 million. The headline lot is an autograph manuscript of the previously unknown The Young Men’s Magazine,