Chiswick Auctions

Here's what I'll be watching this week:

At Sotheby's Paris on Monday, November 18, Bibliothèque Jean-François Chaponnière : Une collection Genevoise, in 285 lots. A 1772 Mozart manuscript

A very busy auction week coming up:

On Tuesday, September 24, Sotheby's London sells Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection. In a prefatory note to the catalogue, Drizen notes that he's been collecting Dickens material for more than 55 years, and has now "reached

London — Chiswick Auctions is thrilled to offer an extremely rare and very early double-stroke, black paint Leica M3. This type of camera was used professionally by some of the best photojournalists of the 20th century and are extremely rare. The camera, which includes all of the features of these highly sought-after unofficial pre-series cameras,

ALDE will sell 224 lots from the library of Jacques Attali on Tuesday, June 25. Some excellent philosophical and literary editions to be had, including Alain-Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes (1913), estimated at €14,000–16,000, and Vercors' Le Silence de la mer (1942), estimated at €12,000

Five auctions to watch this week:

At ALDE in Paris on Tuesday, May 28, Reliures Originales & Livres Illustrés Modernes, in 343 lots. Rating the top estimate is a copy on vellum of Marcel Schwob's Vies Imaginares (1929), at €12,000–15,000. André Malraux's

Chiswick Auctions is proud to announce its upcoming sale of Canal and River ephemera which will be taking place on Wednesday 21st September.  

From the private collection of Mark Baldwin, one of the UK’s most prolific canal book collectors, the auction is set to be an industry game changer.  

Having bought his

On Wednesday 20th July Chiswick Auctions held a successful sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts.  

A number of key pieces sold very well. Star lots included: 

Chiswick Auctions is hosting sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts, taking place on Wednesday 20th July at 1pm. 

Featuring in the sale will be the second part of the Surrealist Collection of the late John Lyle. (Lots 100-230). 

Lot 41. INDIA TRACTS - A collection of pamphlets: A Letter from Certain Gentlemen of the Council at

On Wednesday 25th May Chiswick Auctions held a successful sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts.  

A number of key pieces sold very well. Star lots included: 

Sold: £27,600 incl Buyer’s Premium:

Lot 37 - CRICKET - John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1896. London: John Wisden and Co., [1896]. 8vo. Yellow/brown

Chiswick Auctions is hosting sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts, taking place on Wednesday 25 May at 1pm. 

Featuring in the sale will be the Surrealist Collection of the late John Lyle. (Lots 101-219). 

John Lyle (1932-2002) began life in the book trade in the 1950’s in London. By the mid 1960’s he had set up a company in Exeter