Chicago – Hindman’s auction of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana realized $461,725, achieving strong sell-through rates of 94% by lot and 113% by value. Following the success of a record-setting 2019 for the Books and Manuscripts department, Hindman’s first Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana auction of the year once again exceeded expectations. Strong presale
On 15 December Sotheby’s London will offer 48 lots comprising the archive of Robert Catterson-Smith (1853-1938), an Irish-born artist who worked with William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones in the 1890s.
Comprising illustrations, photographs, letters (and even a lock of William Morris’s hair), the archive offers a rich insight into Catterson-Smith’s prominent, but frequently overlooked,
FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Waverly Rare Books will auction nearly 375 lots of antique and rare maps, atlases, books, photographs and autographed items on Thursday, May 15 at the firm’s northern Virginia gallery. Waverly’ Catalog Auction #261 will start at 6 p.m. Eastern time, with Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
“This auction has a very strong map category, with
William Morris’ The Wood Beyond The World, one of the earliest fantasy novels, sold for £2,196 alongside other printed books and works on paper at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Bibliophile Sale on Thursday 23rd January.
William Morris was a writer, artist and textile designer who was heavily involved in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Arts and Crafts movement, of
At the 6 December Christie’s auction in New York, Bromer Booksellers purchased the Albion handpress on which William Morris printed his Kelmscott Press masterpiece, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. The iron press, manufactured by Hopkinson & Cope in 1891, sold for $233,000, and Bromer was acting as agent for the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of
New York—On December 6, Christie's New York will present nearly 200 works for sale in Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts, including Americana, led by an extremely rare first edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica, bound for King James II in 1687 with his royal cypher “JR” (estimate: $400,000 - $600,000), and a detailed, hand-
What is considered to be a masterpiece in the world of rare books? Is it an attractive cover, skilfully executed illustrations or foremost content that makes a book valuable and sought after? This summer one will have a chance to find out for oneself, as Shapero Rare Books are bringing examples of the finest illustrated books ever produced along with first editions of the works that shaped the