The week kicks off with 407 lots of Livres anciens du XVe au XIXe siècle at ALDE on Tuesday, October 20. Some really nice early printing and bindings in this one. The expected leader is a copy of Dahlberg's
New York — The American West has long held a grip on the public imagination, and the work that is often credited with first defining the concept; The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Regions of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah by the landscape painter Thomas Moran and the pioneering geologist Dr Ferdinand Hayden, leads Bonhams
London — An historically important collection of antiquarian cookery books and manuscripts assembled by hotelier and television presenter, Ruth Watson was 100% sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on Wednesday 19 August. The collection as a whole made £152,260, nearly three times its lower estimate.
A collection of antiquarian cookery books heads to auction at Bonhams in London tomorrow, almost all with a British bent. It is, after all, a collection built by Ruth Watson, who ran a country house hotel in Suffolk, England, for many years and is now the owner of the newly opened Watson and Walpole restaurant in Framlingham. She is also known for hosting the television programs, The Hotel
London — The Welsh painter and poet David Jones rarely found life easy. As he wrote to his great friend Valerie Wynne-Williams, ‘When people say they paint for 'pleasure' I am dumbfounded. It's always a vast struggle for me. Perhaps I'm awfully bad at it really – but there's nothing else I can do at all, nothing..." The extract is taken from an extensive series of love letters written by Jones
London — If we think that eating healthily and economically are modern preoccupations, we should perhaps think again. A stunning, and historically important, collection of antiquarian cookery books and manuscripts, to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on Wednesday 19th August, shows our forebears were just as concerned as we are about their diets and how to manage on
London — A striking portrait of the novelist E. M. Forster by his friend, the art historian and painter Roger Fry, set a new world record for the artist at auction when it sold for £325,000 at Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art sale on July 1. It had been estimated at £30,000-50,000. The sale made a total of £2,000,000 with 80% sold by lot and 85% sold
New York — A 13-page handwritten and signed letter from Ludwig Wittgenstein to Moritz Schlick discussing Gödel's incompleteness theorems, set a new world record for a Wittgenstein letter at Bonhams online-only Essential Genius: Ten Important Manuscripts for Modern Times sale. It sold for $137,575.
Written in 1935 when Wittgenstein
New York — A beautiful and very rare early Renaissance manuscript of two of Plato’s greatest dialogues, Phaedo, known to ancient readers as On the Soul, and Gorgias, translated from the Greek by Leonardo Bruni, leads Bonhams online-only Essential Genius: Ten Important Manuscripts for Modern Times sale which runs
New York — Pandemics, sadly, are nothing new. The Black Death, for example, lasted on and off from 1331 until the middle of the 18th century. Its last major manifestation was The Great Plague of London, 1665-66, which killed 100,000 people – a quarter of the city’s population – while many more people across England had their lives disrupted. The scientist Isaac Newton was a student at Trinity