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Another busy week coming up:

On Tuesday, University Archives holds an auction of Manuscripts, Rare Books & Apollo Related Items, in 264 lots. A typically eclectic selection of material in this sale: among the top-estimated lots are a Stone engraving of the

"Pure praises do not provide a comfortable existence; it is necessary to add something solid, and the best way to praise is to praise with cash-in-hand." (Molière, The Middle Class Gentleman, Act I)

The second catalogue to appear from Librairie Métamorphoses is a tour de force. No surprise,

After a fairly quiet week, we're very much back to business on the auction front. Here are a few things I'll be watching this week:

  

Alexander Historical Auctions holds its Winter Auction on Monday, February 18, in a whopping 1,120 lots. Among the manuscripts expected to sell well are a June 29, 1861

As things settle down in the auction world over the holiday period, here's a quick check on last week's action and the few upcoming sales.

  

The Valuable Books and Manuscripts sale at Christie's London last week realized a total of £3,879,250, with Adam Smith's copy of his