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Science is the focus of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ next sale in Maddox Street, London, on September 14. Titled The Glory of Science, it will feature photographs, maps, prints and autographs.

An early inclusion is a 1681 edition of a reference work compiled by the Polish writer and astronomer Stanislaw Lubieniecki (1623-75). First published in Amsterdam in 1666-68, Theatrum cometicum provided information about comets noted by contemporary astronomers across Europe and those recorded in historical sources.

Containing numerous engraved illustrations, many folding, it is bound in contemporary mottled calf. Estimate £10,000-15,000.


Watches by Patek Philippe, Tudor, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, and Audemars Piguet will be going under the hammer at Fellows on August 29 in Birmingham.

A potential highlight is a c.1969 gentleman’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Red Submariner.

Estimated at £10,000-15,000, it has a signed automatic calibre 1575 and a black ‘Mark I’ dial with luminous hour markers.

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An installation of more than 150 Victorian tintype photographs is for sale at Doe & Hope in Bedfordshire.

Containing a mix of sizes and tints, the archive spans the entire Victorian period in England and shows a range of intimate portraits, from interior scenes of couples, gentleman and ladies to children, grandfathers, musicians and tradesmen.

The installation is made up of nine groups strung on clear wire with old lead weights. It is priced at £5500.