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UK Auction Previews of Books, Maps and Works on Paper – including an autograph letter by Robert Burns

26 May 2020

A selection of upcoming lots of books, maps and prints from auctions taking place around the UK.

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Illustrations: Potter and Shepard’s animal magic

26 May 2020

One New York saleroom that has been notably active in the book market during the Covid restrictions is Doyle (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium). A recent sale included original illustrations for some well-known English children’s books.

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Ancient classic stars in tech-savvy catalogue

26 May 2020

Luxury edition adds rhyme and reason

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Saving the Pickwick Papers

26 May 2020

In keeping with the convention of the time, autograph leaves of serialised novels were nearly always destroyed as soon as they were set in type.

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How distancing brings us closer: booksellers produce joint catalogues in lockdown

26 May 2020

Dealers collaborate on catalogues – building on existing trends of pooling resources

British and Irish book auctions: May 26-June 7, 2020

26 May 2020

Our regular listing of books and works on paper auctions the UK and Ireland.

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‘The dust and mud of humanity’

26 May 2020

In 2017, this lost portrait miniature of a young Dickens emerged at an auction in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where it sold together with some household goods for the equivalent of £27.

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Dickensiana: 13 lots relating to Charles Dickens sold at auction in recent times

26 May 2020

A selection of prices for a wide range of Dickensiana sold at auction in the last three years.

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International Auction Previews of Books, Maps and Works on Paper – including a group of Franz Kafka documents

26 May 2020

A selection of upcoming lots of books, maps and prints from auctions taking place around the world.

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Wide-ranging PG Wodehouse collection in Philadelphia features both popular and less well-known works

26 May 2020

Diligently researched and documented by a local collector, the late William Toplis, a wide-ranging PG Wodehouse collection offered by Freeman’s of Philadelphia featured books, manuscripts, artwork and much more besides.

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Men of letters: Dickens and Burns light up works on paper parade

25 May 2020

Two outstanding works on paper – a letter by Robert Burns and a page from the manuscript for Charles Dickens’ 'Pickwick Papers' – headline the June offerings across the field of books, maps and prints.

Supreme Court the final option in Ivory Act case

25 May 2020

Dealers and collectors of antique ivory will seek to take their case to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected their latest challenge to the Ivory Act 2018.

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Pick of the week: Shedding golden light on an Iron Age ruler

25 May 2020

The original names of the gold coins used by the indigenous tribes of Celtic Britain are unknown but collectors have dubbed them staters after the Greek coins that inspired them.

PBFA online fair to go monthly

25 May 2020

The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) is planning an unlimited succession of virtual fairs starting on the 29th of each month as it adapts to a world without traditional fairs.

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Manuscripts dealer offers a puzzling pageturner

25 May 2020

Five different texts from 16th century Germany are bound up in this intriguing vexierbuch.

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Antiquities get ahead of the rest

25 May 2020

Among the top-estimated lots at the Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium) sale of African & Oceanic Art, Antiquities and Natural History in Edinburgh on May 5 was a hammered bronze Apulo-Corinthian helmet from southern Italy, c.350-500BC.

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Alastair Gibson offers antique fans in timed online sale

25 May 2020

Gibson Antiques, owned by director of FACT Alastair Gibson, is selling a collection of antique fans at auction.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2444

25 May 2020

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com from the period May 14-20, 2020. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

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Scandinavian silver showcase in Sussex

25 May 2020

Svend Hammershøi (1873-1948), younger brother of painter Vilhelm, is best known as a ceramicist but he was also a silversmith.

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No traffic during trading hours at Portobello

25 May 2020

Portobello Road will close to traffic during weekday trading hours to allow more room for shoppers and visitors, writes Laura Chesters.

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