Oscar Wilde

Notre Dame, IN — The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame has added to its impressive collection of over 10,000 photographs with the addition of a cabinet card portrait of the writer Oscar Wilde taken by Napoleon Sarony.

David Acton, Curator of Photographs at the Snite Museum, states, "In the latter half of the nineteenth

Berkeley, CA -- A select gathering of rare books, manuscripts, art and other fine material in all fields will be offered at PBA Platinum on September 10. Included are early and important treatises on science, medicine, alchemy and the occult; landmarks of literature; rare Americana and Californiana; illustrated and color

New York — The second iteration of Swann Galleries’ LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History sale on Thursday, August 13 was a resounding success. The auction bested last year’s results, totaling $1,023,375, hammering above the high estimate for the

Before we get to the upcoming sales, some notes from last week:

At the Sotheby's Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany sale, the revised final working typescript of Truman Capote's 

What was Oscar Wilde’s favorite amusement? “Writing sonnets and reading.” Favorite occupation? “Reading my own sonnets.” Aim in life? “Success: fame or even notoriety.”

In 1877, while still a student at Oxford, Wilde penned these revealing responses within the pages of a Mental Photographs album, a bound journal that one would hand around to friends to elicit their “

New York — The second annual offering of a specialty sale of LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History is set to come across the block at Swann Galleries on August 13. The auction will feature fine art and ephemera from notable figures across genres including

Paris – Christie's Books department is pleased with today’s results totaling €2,5 million. After the Books sale, which top lot was a deluxe edition of the Picture of Dorian Gray

It's always fun--and edifying--at this time of year to take a "backward glance" at the most popular reads on our site. From stolen books to Sherlock Holmes to the sale of a Gutenberg fragment, here are 2015's top posts. See what you've missed!

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