Latest News Articles by Richard Fattorini
Dazzling results for de Beaumont library at Bonhams26 February 2024
Impressive library of renowned collector and expert includes sought-after designs by women binders
Bible bidders spot a King James sleeper12 February 2024
An ‘18th century’ bible turned out to be far more valuable as a first issue King James “He” version
Slave trader who repented his sins tells his own story12 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.
Original watercolour for Little Prince makes top price among an array of manuscripts and letters29 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.
Health tips from the Middle Ages: Ibn Butlan’s Tacuini sanitatis15 January 2024
First printing of a guide first written in the 11th century achieves second-highest auction price
Turing and Bayley in tandem as scientific archive comes to the saleroom18 December 2023
Newly discovered papers show how renowned mathematician and his collaborator worked hand in hand
T Kimball Brooker delights span eight sales27 November 2023
Dispersal of renowned collection launches with the first auctions including Aldine ‘crown jewels’
Bidders make beeline for Beeleigh20 November 2023
Wide-ranging items from Christopher Foyle of bookshop fame generate a white-glove sale in Gloucestershire
More travels courtesy of Bobins06 November 2023
German artists take many of the top spots as another colourful selection comes to the saleroom
Charlie Watts sale drums up top bids for super first editions23 October 2023
Agatha Christie and Evelyn Waugh records beaten as collection of a Rolling Stone comes to auction
Take a tour to the Lakes and Devon02 October 2023
Travel journals that appeared at auction date from a time when British leisure travel was in its infancy
Harry Potter work wins joint prize price02 October 2023
Boy wizard Harry Potter was up against prize fighter Daniel Mendoza for the top spot at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).
A 17th century rarity: unrecorded book emerges at Sussex auction02 October 2023
An unrecorded 17th century printed book took £8800 hammer at a West Sussex sale.
Mystery manuscript identified at Cornish auction18 September 2023
One of two texts in a single volume revealed after eager bidding to be by Hungarian Jesuit
How society folk lined up to sign a visitors’ book18 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.
The colourful world of Norman Bobins28 August 2023
Latest slice of a ‘magnificent library’ that covered the development of book illustrations