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Saleroom with a view on Forster

13 September 2021

Author’s works were well represented in London auction that included a £24,000 surprise

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Pantastic poster on offer at York National Book Fair

06 September 2021

This poster was used in the promotion of the first-ever stage production of Peter Pan.

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Travel to Stonehenge via Skye

06 September 2021

Many of the lots in a June 16 sale of books, maps and pictures held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) in Carlisle came from the collections of the late Dr George Kozikowski of Skye, a microbiologist, archaeologist and antiquarian of Polish descent.

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Illustrated works, early printed books and a stand-alone picture make for an eclectic mix in London sale

19 July 2021

Among the earlier printed books, Bibles played their part in a wide-ranging auction held by Forum Auctions (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium), and none so financially well as a fine, clean example of Robert Estienne’s Greek text Bible of 1550.

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Harry Potter and the name error

12 July 2021

Valued at £2000-4000 in an Entertainment, Memorabilia & Movie Props sale held by Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Send on May 27 was an uncorrected 1997 proof copy of a book that was soon to make publishing, cinematic and marketing history: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Marketing – Middle Ages style

28 June 2021

More manageable version of monumental Nuremberg Chronicle makes five-times top guide

Horn beakers

Saleroom pulls ‘looted artefacts from Maqdala’ after Ethiopian appeal

21 June 2021

A group of Ethiopian works of art believed to have been taken during the Battle of Maqdala in 1868 has been withdrawn from a Dorset auction after the Embassy of Ethiopia intervened.

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Fundraising begins for Brontë Honresfield Library collection after Sotheby's postpones auction to give museums more time

17 June 2021

Sotheby’s has delayed the sale of a library collection related to the Brontë family to give a chance for institutions to raise funds to buy it.

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‘Elegy’ from 1836 reveals original John Constable watercolours

07 June 2021

Discovered lying unrecognised on a bookcase in a Sussex cottage, a unique edition of Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard will be offered at Gorringe’s this month with a £100,000-150,000 estimate.

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Master forger Mark Hofmann's infamous work comes to auction

31 May 2021

The 'Oath of a Freeman', one of the most infamous forgeries in US history, heads to auction at Heritage this month. It comes for sale from Justin Schiller, the antiquarian bookseller who in 1985 attempted to broker its sale for $1.5m.

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The call of bigger premises

24 May 2021

Albert Einstein letter on Communism is one of the stand-out performers in a Chicago auction

Rare work detailed the trial of the last woman to be condemned for witchcraft in England

17 May 2021

Bid to £2000 at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) was a 1712 first of Francis Bragge’s 'Witchcraft Farther Display’d', a rare work that opens with an account of the case of Jane Wenham – the last woman to be condemned for witchcraft in England.

 Jeremy Cooper's novel, Bolt from the Blue

Ex-dealer now author writes about the young at art

10 May 2021

Retired antiques dealer, broadcaster and author Jeremy Cooper has published his latest novel, 'Bolt from the Blue' (Fitzcarraldo Editions. RRP £12.99).

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A fair to make Brighton rock

10 May 2021

Organiser tells ATG why the south-coast city is a great place for a new PBFA event

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Collecting the book as art

10 May 2021

How the livre d’artiste can combine words and images beautifully – and be highly desirable

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Fern favourites at dealer exhibition

10 May 2021

These pressed Darjeeling ferns feature in an album compiled and mounted by Phoebe Jaffrey in 1882.

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Former slave who became an abolitionist, writer and composer

26 April 2021

The book section of a twice postponed Gloucestershire sale – one that included the rare white Chelsea owl featured on the front page of ATG No 2486 – comprised books from the library at Spetchley Park in the neighbouring county of Worcestershire.

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How to get away with murder

22 March 2021

Collection offered in London auction included Agatha Christie and other crime classics

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Choc full of treats at Hindman

08 March 2021

Hindman is holding an auction of Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection on March 19.

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First edition of Philip Marlowe's debut book offered in Chicago

08 March 2021

This first edition, first printing of Raymond Chandler’s 'The Big Sleep' is the book that introduced detective Philip Marlowe.