Ian Fleming

Edinburgh, Scotland — Hardly needing an introduction, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books have become a modern classic of children’s literature. For twenty-three years, children and adults alike have become enthralled by the magical world of the boy wizard.

Lyon & Turnbull are delighted to present a first edition,

Chicago, IL — Potter & Potter Auctions' Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale event, streamed live from the auction gallery and conducted entirely online and through telephone bidding, was a dramatic success, exceeding its high estimate by almost 20%. After the hammer fell silent, 61 lots realized $750-1,999; 27 lots made $2,000-4,999; and 7 lots broke

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale to be held on Saturday, April 18th starting at 10am, CDT. Given the current public health situation, this sale will be streamed live from Potter & Potter's gallery and held on www.potterauctions.com. Bids can be placed on the company's website

Leyburn, North Yorkshire, UK — An outstanding manuscript on archery, compiled by Sir Ralph Payne Gallwey of Thirkleby Park, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, sold at Tennants Auctioneers for £2,600 (plus buyer’s premium), in their Book Sale on 18th March, trumping the £600-900 estimate.

Sir Ralph Payne Gallwey (1848-1916), it appears, was a man with an

Westport, CT – A rare letter written and signed by Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger from March 1955, a letter handwritten by Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart regarding his saber attachment invention, and an original life ring from the battleship U.S.S. Arizona retrieved after Pearl Harbor are just a few top lots in University

London — Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, and is thrilled to offer for sale an exceptional collection of Ian Fleming material for £2.5m, which it will be exhibiting at this year’s Masterpiece London. It is the most significant Fleming

New York – “The enduring appeal of inscribed first editions, particularly those with a significant associations, was on full display and resulted in a number of high prices, including several records,” said John D. Larson, specialist for Swann Galleries’ 19th & 20th Century Literature sale on Tuesday, May 14.

Ian Fleming’s James Bond was the star of the sale with four first

Ian Fleming first editionsNew York -- Nineteenth- and twentieth-century luminaries, science-fiction and more form Swann Galleries’ 19th & 20th Century Literature auction on Tuesday, May 14, with an impressive run of 14

Before we get to the very busy calendar of sales coming up this week, I must note a couple of the results from last week's auction at Christie's, which saw Einstein's "God Letter" set a new auction record for an Einstein letter at $2,892,500, and a copy of 

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