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The Magic Circle reunited with lost copy of the earliest known English book on performing magic

26 August 2020

The 16th century book 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft' by Reginald Scot is the earliest known book in English explaining how to perform magic.

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ABA Firsts fair gets new autumn staging online

26 August 2020

Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair has announced a second staging for this year to take place next month.

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Government loans and grants available for commercial arts organisations

25 August 2020

The UK government has made up to £1.57bn available for commercial arts businesses which includes art and antiques galleries and fairs.

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Gustav Klimt sketch for the Beethoven Frieze emerges at Chiswick Auctions

25 August 2020

A drawing by Gustav Klimt is being offered at Chiswick Auctions this week.

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Rare Rolex Submariner watch sets house record for auction house Fellows

24 August 2020

After a five minute bidding battle a rare Rolex Military Submariner watch was hammered down at £140,000 (£165,200 including premium) at Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham.

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New dates for Asian Art in London's Indian and Islamic art event

24 August 2020

Asian Art in London (AAL) has rescheduled dates for its new-format Indian and Islamic art this autumn.

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A military watch collection, a Bernard Leach jar and a Shakespeare halfpenny are among the five lots to watch at auction this week

24 August 2020

With estimates from £100-35,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.