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“The goal is to adapt our offering to address the long-term developments and future potential in education.”

Stephen Brooks, deputy CEO at Christie’s International as it prepares to restructure its education business.

"We will move forward and make sure the ban comes into operation as soon as possible to protect wildlife and the environment."

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers.

“[The government’s Impact Assessment] considerably understates the impact of the act…on businesses, and fails completely to deal with collectors, whether they be amateur or expert”.

Justice Robert Jay

Reactions to the failure of the legal bid to stop the Ivory Act, as dealers and collectors consider an appeal.

“The first edition of the most important single work in science.”

The cataloguing for Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species at Lesley Hindman, where a first edition copy once owned by collector Paul Mellon made an auction record last week.

“Battersea is where you look to sell your very big-ticket items, with four- and five-figure price tags. At Chelsea, you’re looking to sell at three and four figures, and below.”

Dealer Neil Pearson, on the differences between the two major London ABA book fairs.