Latest News Articles by Richard Fattorini

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Dazzling results for de Beaumont library at Bonhams

26 February 2024

Impressive library of renowned collector and expert includes sought-after designs by women binders

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Bible bidders spot a King James sleeper

12 February 2024

An ‘18th century’ bible turned out to be far more valuable as a first issue King James “He” version

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Slave trader who repented his sins tells his own story

12 February 2024

John Newton (1725-1807) is today perhaps best remembered as the writer of the hymn Amazing Grace. However, before his religious conversion he spent his early life as a slave trader.

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Original watercolour for Little Prince makes top price among an array of manuscripts and letters

29 January 2024

An original watercolour of the 'Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry fetched nearly 10 times its low estimate, selling for a record £240,000 hammer.

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Health tips from the Middle Ages: Ibn Butlan’s Tacuini sanitatis

15 January 2024

First printing of a guide first written in the 11th century achieves second-highest auction price

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Turing and Bayley in tandem as scientific archive comes to the saleroom

18 December 2023

Newly discovered papers show how renowned mathematician and his collaborator worked hand in hand

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T Kimball Brooker delights span eight sales

27 November 2023

Dispersal of renowned collection launches with the first auctions including Aldine ‘crown jewels’

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Bidders make beeline for Beeleigh

20 November 2023

Wide-ranging items from Christopher Foyle of bookshop fame generate a white-glove sale in Gloucestershire

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More travels courtesy of Bobins

06 November 2023

German artists take many of the top spots as another colourful selection comes to the saleroom

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Charlie Watts sale drums up top bids for super first editions

23 October 2023

Agatha Christie and Evelyn Waugh records beaten as collection of a Rolling Stone comes to auction

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Take a tour to the Lakes and Devon

02 October 2023

Travel journals that appeared at auction date from a time when British leisure travel was in its infancy

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Harry Potter work wins joint prize price

02 October 2023

Boy wizard Harry Potter was up against prize fighter Daniel Mendoza for the top spot at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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A 17th century rarity: unrecorded book emerges at Sussex auction

02 October 2023

An unrecorded 17th century printed book took £8800 hammer at a West Sussex sale.

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Mystery manuscript identified at Cornish auction

18 September 2023

One of two texts in a single volume revealed after eager bidding to be by Hungarian Jesuit

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How society folk lined up to sign a visitors’ book

18 September 2023

Almost 120 years ago at 13 Bruton Street an estimated 10,000 visitors were drawn to an exhibition that caught the public attention and attracted record queues.

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The colourful world of Norman Bobins

28 August 2023

Latest slice of a ‘magnificent library’ that covered the development of book illustrations