New York – Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that an early subscriber’s edition of John James Audubon’s incomparable The Birds of America will be offered in a single-lot sale immediately following our Fine Books and Manuscripts auction on 18 December.
AntiquarianAuctions.com is celebrating its 50th auction after 6 years of running successful online rare book auctions, growing its database and traffic exponentially with buyers and sellers worldwide.
Even though being based in Cape Town, South Africa, the site has seen a significant increase in international buyers and collectors in the
“All ornithologists are not artists. Many artists are not successful businessmen. In the field of natural history the accomplishments of this man in his 76 years of life from 1804 to 1881 are truly monumental. No other ornithologist has ever exceeded (or will ever exceed) the number of Gould’s bird discoveries and the magnitude and splendour of his folio publications” (Gordon Sauer,
Los Angeles—At the Bonhams auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts on February 10 in Los Angeles, an extremely rare and complete copy of William Hamilton and Pierre François Hugues d'Hancarville's Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities sold for $106,250, surpassing its $75,000-100,000 estimate.
The first edition copy contains lavishly-illustrated plates of Hamilton's
A fine selection of books from the library of a south-coast Gentleman will be offered in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' sale on Thursday 27th February. Displaying the owner's passion for natural history, the collection includes an extremely rare and complete hand-coloured florilegium of Abraham Munting’s posthumously published Naauwkeurige Beschryving der Aargewassen.