For Fine Books & Collections subscribers, the painting above will look familiar. George Catlin’s 1838 depiction of the Seminole leader Osceola appears on the cover of our winter 2021 issue, which lands in mailboxes

Dallas, TX — An extremely rare letter written and signed by composer Ludwig van Beethoven sold for $275,000 to lead Heritage Auctions' Historical Manuscripts Auction to $1,762,995.50 in total sales Nov. 12.

The Ludwig Autograph Letter Signed "Beethoven" roared past its pre-auction estimate of $60,000+ to reach its

Westport, CT – A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe signed and inscribed “to Joe” (possibly Joe DiMaggio), a one-page letter written in 1796 and signed by George Washington on the eve of his retirement, and 25 lots relating to Napoleon Bonaparte (mostly from an important single-owner collection) are all part of University Archives’ next online-only auction slated for Wednesday,

Falls Church, VA – Quinn’s Auction Galleries will present an online, phone and absentee auction of rare and illustrated books, works on paper, Americana and signed books and documents on Thursday, October 29, starting at 2 p.m. ET. The auction catalog is packed with more than 250 first editions, fine bindings, early 20th-century illustrations, photography and maps and atlases.

Expected

New York – Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the full offerings from its online sales of American Manuscripts & other Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang, open for bidding through 14 October, and

Westport, CT – A presentation copy of a Russian book celebrating the 10th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China signed by Chairman Mao Zedong (Tse-Tung); a receipt signed by Edgar Allan Poe, likely for payment of his famous poem “The Raven”; and a signed copy of Albert Einstein’s doctoral dissertation from 1905 are all part of University Archives’ next online auction slated for

Los Angeles – A rare 1775 receipt signed by Paul Revere for his horseback ride from Boston to New York will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on July 30, 2020. The receipt is dated 15 February 1775 just two months before his Midnight Ride warning colonists that ''The British Are Coming'' before the Battle of Lexington & Concord. As official courier for the Boston Committee of Public

Boston — RR Auction's inaugural Science & Technology auction chronicles innovation across the ages: from the Wright Brothers' first flight to Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon; the development of the telegraph to the communications revolution enabled by computers and the internet; military cipher machines that have puzzled and captivated since the days of World War II; and the

New York – Sotheby's is pleased to share that the summer Fine Books & Manuscripts Online Auction, Featuring Property from the Eric C. Caren Collection is now open for bidding through 21 July.

The auction is distinguished by a

Westport, CT – Items signed by Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bob Dylan, the three Apollo XI astronauts, Robert Hooke and many more of history’s brightest luminaries will come up for bid in an online-only Rare Books, Manuscripts & Relics auction Including Forbes and Kerouac slated for Wednesday, June 24th, by University Archives, beginning at 10:30 am Eastern time.

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