Features


img_64-1.jpg

International hammer highlights: Manuscript strikes gold in New York

16 May 2022

Alchemical work is best-seller as Vishniac lots create a valuable mix in the saleroom

PBFA: All fairs great and small

16 May 2022

The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association hosts more events in this sector than any other organiser.

img_46-1.jpg

Rembrandt prints: State of the art makes the biggest impression

16 May 2022

Negotiating the sometimes complex world of prints by the 17th century Dutch Master

Chicago saleroom hits an all-time high for results

16 May 2022

In what was the auction house’s most successful sale ever in financial terms, and one that boasted a 97% selling rate, a March 4 sale at Potter & Potter (20% buyer’s premium) was led at $65,000 (£49,240) by a 'Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen’s Captivity from the Time of his Being Taken by the British, near Montreal… in 1775, to the Time of his Exchange…in May 1778'.

img_61-2.jpg

The language of flowers at the Ephemera Society's fair

16 May 2022

This Victorian ‘Language of Flowers’ fan was published by Robert Canton c.1875 and is on offer at The Ephemera Society Summer Fair.

img_34-1.jpg

Sponsor’s message: ‘The rare book world keeps turning’

16 May 2022

Market continues to thrive and evolve as a new chapter begins in the Forum Auctions story

img_65-3.jpg

Questions of land and power in the early days of the US

16 May 2022

An historically significant document dating from 1785 and a previously unrecorded campaign handbill concerning the election that saw Thomas Jefferson become the third US president were highlights of a February 17 sale at Freeman’s (26/20/12% buyer’s premium).

img_68-1.jpg

Two US previews including a collection of issues of The Marijuana Review

16 May 2022

Two upcoming lots at US book auctions.

img_66-1.jpg

Comics sale was a knock-out success

16 May 2022

The six lots described here are drawn from a hugely successful sale of comics and comic art held in Dallas by Heritage (20% buyer’s premium) over four days, from April 7-10.

img_36-2.jpg

The next generation: ‘The book trade is so varied it is always possible to find a corner to make your own’

16 May 2022

Seldom does the stereotypical image of the rare book specialist fit the current generation of dealers and auctioneers. Members of the 21st century book trade come from all walks of life with their interests and areas of specialisation just as varied. ATG speaks to five members of the trade to discover their route into rare books.

img_66-7.jpg

Fluttering around in Surinam

16 May 2022

Though it is the pineapple that is most prominent, it is the assortment of creatures that flutter around, climb or emerge from its leaves that are the principal attraction of this coloured plate, below.

img_50-1.jpg

London Map Fair: Discoveries new and old

16 May 2022

Dealer Tim Bryars previews this year’s London Map Fair with an eye on current collecting trends

img_42-1.jpg

Collecting classics: The market for books on political thought from Leviathan to Animal Farm

16 May 2022

If social media makes you feel like Big Brother is watching you, and if truth occasionally feels stranger than fiction, then like many bibliophiles you might be exploring books that suggest models for society and the role of the individual.

img_56-1.jpg
img_53-1.jpg

Auction previews including two Second World War manuscript books

16 May 2022

A selection of 14 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and overseas.

img_58-1.jpg

Fair review: Welcome back to Chelsea

16 May 2022

But Brexit red tape is the talk of the trade as favourite fair returns to Old Town Hall

Glossary for bibliophiles

16 May 2022

Can you tell your foxing from your deckle edge? Or quire from collation? Here is a handy guide to some of the terms used in the books and works on paper collecting field.

img_16-1.jpg

Car badges make a statement at auction

02 May 2022

Charterhouse (25% buyer’s premium) has been holding auctions of classic cars, motorcycles and automobilia for nearly 20 years.

img_32-5.jpg

Early Ming vase at Lyon & Turnbull

02 May 2022

Lyon & Turnbull’s Fine Asian & Islamic Works of Art auction includes this Longquan yuhuchun vase with carved decoration from the early Ming period.

img_32-6.jpg

Marks of a Jesuit

02 May 2022

European subject matter adorns this rare 18th century painted enamel ‘Jesuit’ bowl.

News

Categories