french literature

Coming to auction next month is a perfect time capsule of a collection -- that of Ambassador Alexander Weddell and his wife, Virginia Chase Steedman Weddell. Avid collectors, the Weddells filled their Richmond, Virginia, home with fine art, furniture, antiquities, and rare books. The couple died in a train wreck in 1948, and their grand residence, known as Virginia House, became a museum,

Paris, 7 October 2014—Part Four of the Library of R. & B. L., devoted to 20th century first editions, autographs and manuscripts, enjoyed great success as the unique 222-lot ensemble—offered for auction in association with Binoche & Giquello—totalled ??3.5 million ($4.4 million) against a pre-sale estimate of ??2.3-3m, making it one of the most important sales ever held in this field

Paris, April 2012 - The 184-lot sale of Books & Manuscripts to be held at Sotheby’s Paris on 15 May 2012 includes an ensemble of historic documents, books, letters and poems concerning two great names of French poetry: Paul Verlaine and Guillaume Apollinaire. Other giants of French literature present in the