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Sotheby’s to Auction Collection of 18th Century Books in Paris

Sotheby’s to Auction Collection of 18th Century Books in Paris

Sotheby’s will offer for auction on November 9, a prestigious and refined collection of 18th century books that is remarkable in terms of content, the quality of its illustrations, and the elegant morocco bindings which constitute a veritable ‘leitmotif’ of the ensemble. The Library was assembled in the 1950s and ’60s by a captain of […]

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George II Doll for Auction at Bonhams

George II Doll for Auction at Bonhams

A very rare and important George II English wooden doll, which has belonged to the same family for over two centuries, is to be sold by Bonhams, as part of its Fine Toys, Dolls and Lead Soldiers Sale on 15 November 2011. Named Marianna after its first owner, it has attracted a pre-sale estimate of […]

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Christie’s to Auction Chinese Works of Art from an Important European Collection in Hong Kong

Christie’s to Auction Chinese Works of Art from an Important European Collection in Hong Kong

Christie’s presents an important single-owner collection of exceptional Chinese works of art from a renowned European connoisseur, to be offered on 30 November in Hong Kong This outstanding collection of fifteen rare works in jade, ivory and rhinoceros horn was put together over the past 50 years with a focus on the very finest examples […]

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Bonhams to Auction Imperial Albums Belonging to the Grand Duchess of Russia Nov 30

Bonhams to Auction Imperial Albums Belonging to the Grand Duchess of Russia Nov 30

Two lavishly illustrated inventories of jewellery belonging to Ksenia Aleksandrovna, the Grand Duchess of Russia, are highlights of the Russian Sale, taking place on the 30th November 2011 at Bonhams, New Bond Street. As the daughter of Tsar Aleksander III and sister of Nicholas II, Grand Duchess Ksenia led a privileged life and the two […]

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Sotheby’s Paris Announces Books and Manuscripts on 9 November

Sotheby’s Paris Announces Books and Manuscripts on 9 November

Sotheby’s Paris will be devoting a whole day to Books and Manuscripts on 9 November 2011, staging two sales: the first devoted to Books & Manuscripts, Including the Library of a Connoisseur: History of Ideas, Science & Letters (2:30pm); the second (6:30pm) to a Collection of Precious Books from a Connoisseur’s Library. The first sale […]

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Sotheby’s Auction Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra for $45.9 Million

Sotheby’s Auction Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra for $45.9 Million

Sotheby’s New York four-day auction of Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra concluded on Friday with a total of $45,900,064 (est. in excess of $40 million). The Collections offered more than 800 lots of magnificent European furniture and works of art, Russian works of art, silver, paintings and bookbindings, and were […]

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Legenda Aurea to be Auctioned at Ketterer Kunst Rare Books Sale

Legenda Aurea to be Auctioned at Ketterer Kunst Rare Books Sale

The only known copy of an early German edition of the ”Legenda aurea“ will be auctioned at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 21/22 November, 2011. A copy in this completeness of the richly illustrated edition of the two volume work can neither be found in commerce nor in the relevant bibliographies. The then extremely popular […]

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DOYLE NEW YORK TO AUCTION RARE BOOKS AND AUTOGRAPHS ON NOVEMBER 7

DOYLE NEW YORK TO AUCTION RARE BOOKS AND AUTOGRAPHS ON NOVEMBER 7

Offering Rare Americana, Colorplate Books, Manuscripts, Early Printing, Literature, Maps, Childrens’ Books and Illustrations Doyle New York’s November 7, 2011 sale of rare books opens with a selection of Americana, including an important Civil War diary by Lieutenant Frederick J. Bartlett of Company C of the 27th Ohio Colored Infantry. Among printed Americana, a fine […]

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Sotheby’s London to Auction Newly Discovered 1680 Stamp

Sotheby’s London to Auction Newly Discovered 1680 Stamp

Sotheby’s London announces that it will sell a previously unrecorded example of the earliest version of the original Dockwra hand-stamps, the “Murray’s Post” stamp, in its English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations Sale on December 15th 2011. London Penny Post hand-stamp dating from 1680/81 Photo: Sotheby’s Marking a crucial development in postal history, the […]

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