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

Amherst, NH — Hosted live from our New Hampshire offices, this installment of RR Auction's annual elite Remarkable Rarities sale is one for the ages. From extraordinary Civil Rights Movement artifacts to handwritten equations by Albert Einstein, these specially curated materials are sure

Inspired by one of the feature stories in our new issue and in honor, of course, of Beethoven’s upcoming 250th anniversary this fall, we’d like to suggest this “virtual tour” through the Morgan Library’s Beethoven manuscripts with Robinson McClellan, assistant curator of music.

As Rare Book Week draws near, I find myself scrolling through booksellers’ preview catalogues and lists for the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, which opens on Thursday, March 5, and runs through Sunday, March 8. From the looks of it, an amazing selection awaits collectors.


BOSTON, MA—(December 2, 15)—An exceedingly rare Ludwig van Beethoven signature will be

The music and the myth of Ludwig van Beethoven have enjoyed unending popularity over the past two centuries. Recently, he became the subject of a massive new biography, and a separate examination of his use of paper give modern admirers fresh insight into the mind of a tortured genius.  


Amherst, N.H.—An extraordinarily rare sketch leaf

New York, NY, September 2013—As part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the Morgan will display two historic manuscript copies of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Society’s most famous commission and undoubtedly one of the greatest works of classical music. The Morgan’s presentation marks the first time since its creation in 1824 that the Society’s

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