Books and Works on Paper


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Ornithological works prove high fliers at Sotheby’s

26 July 2021

Set of urban views takes £220,000 in a sale where ornithological works also impressed

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See what toucan do even with damage

26 July 2021

Toucans were the avian best-sellers in a recent sale held by Freeman’s (26/20/12% buyer’s premium) of Philadelphia.

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Thorburn’s birds of prey swoop down to Carlisle

26 July 2021

A group of bird books were a feature of a sale held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) in Carlisle.

British and Irish book auctions: July 27-August 6, 2021

26 July 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Illustrated works, early printed books and a stand-alone picture make for an eclectic mix in London sale

19 July 2021

Among the earlier printed books, Bibles played their part in a wide-ranging auction held by Forum Auctions (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium), and none so financially well as a fine, clean example of Robert Estienne’s Greek text Bible of 1550.

British and Irish book auctions: July 20-August 5

19 July 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions

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Gems of the numismatic world

12 July 2021

Gloucestershire sale offered ‘finest library of early numismatic books still in private hands’.

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Harry Potter and the name error

12 July 2021

Valued at £2000-4000 in an Entertainment, Memorabilia & Movie Props sale held by Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Send on May 27 was an uncorrected 1997 proof copy of a book that was soon to make publishing, cinematic and marketing history: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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’Ullo John! Got an old Motor?

12 July 2021

Books and periodicals from the John Warburton motoring library featured in a May 25 sale presented by Transport Collector Auctions & Lawrences (25% buyer’s premium) in the latter’s Crewkerne salerooms.

British and Irish book auctions, July 13-31, 2021

12 July 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Tom Cribb takes the prize, the pickpockets other purses

05 July 2021

Bid online to a much higher than expected £3200 in a Dominic Winter (24% buyer’s premium) sale was a framed and glazed Thomas Rowlandson etching with contemporary colouring that depicts a famous 'Milling Match…' in 1811.

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Lots large and little size up nicely in Chicago saleroom

05 July 2021

Some lots in a recent Chicago sale were quite enormous – like a near-complete run of Limited Editions Club publications from the years 1929-2010.

British and Irish book auctions: July 6-16, 2021

05 July 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Brooke, Bible and The Beano

05 July 2021

Wide range of material offered in Cambridge generates an array of interesting results.

Catalogues sell for six-figure sums

28 June 2021

Two lots offered as part of a Chinese works of art auction held by Christie’s (25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) brought matching bids of £110,000 – far, far in excess of their estimates.

British and Irish book auctions: June 29-July 9, 2021

28 June 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Marketing – Middle Ages style

28 June 2021

More manageable version of monumental Nuremberg Chronicle makes five-times top guide

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Defective plan of New York still in demand

28 June 2021

A copy of Ratzer’s 'Plan of the City of New York…' offered as part of a Doyle (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) sale in the spring left much to be desired.

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Books and works on paper: Auction previews for summer 2021

21 June 2021

A selection of upcoming highlights from books and works on paper sales.

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Sale brought hours of delight

21 June 2021

Richly illuminated manuscripts from a ‘truly exceptional collection’ shine in New York

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