Books and Works on Paper


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‘Bible that Charles I carried to the block’

22 February 2021

Bible sold for £160,000 at auction is reputed to be that taken by Charles I to his execution in 1649

Perry claims Florida and takes on slavers before his Japanese fame

22 February 2021

A naval logbook kept by Matthew Perry offered in New York covered a very eventful period in this distinguished mariner’s career.

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Captain America socks it to Hitler

22 February 2021

A copy of the very first issue of Captain America soared to £320,000 (£235,640) at Heritage Auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: February 23-March 11, 2021

22 February 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Miniature powers up to £1.2m

15 February 2021

Work produced in Brussels in the 1530s by a master of illumination soars way over estimate in Sotheby's London auction

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Holy order at £25,000

15 February 2021

Though incomplete and in a decorative 19th century binding, a very desirable early Bible impressed at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium).

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Pioneering sea atlas sails to a new high

15 February 2021

Sold for a record €260,000 (£234,235) in Hamburg was a copy of Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer’s Speculum nauticum super navigatione maris occidentalis…

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Early coloured print of Melbourne under the hammer

15 February 2021

A very early coloured litho view of Melbourne formed part of an Australiana sale held by dealer and auctioneer Peter Arnold (18% buyer’s premium).

British and Irish book auctions: February 16-28, 2021

15 February 2021

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Work that brought colour to life

08 February 2021

Influential Moses Harris work had made no appearance in auction records and sparked vibrant bidding at Hansons.

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Cottam on to a super collection

08 February 2021

Books from the collection of the late Derek Cottam made a significant contribution to a Norfolk sale.

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Result that was fine and Dandy

08 February 2021

One highlight of a timed online sale of comics and related artwork was a complete run of Dandy for the year 1944 at £2250.

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Bidders savour Edmund Spenser works in beautiful bindings

08 February 2021

Two beautifully illustrated, illuminated and finely bound manuscripts offered at Forum Auctions (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) featured the works of Edmund Spenser.

British and Irish book auctions: February 9-19, 2021

08 February 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: February 3-19, 2021

01 February 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Beethoven sorry for the trouble

01 February 2021

Simple, undated note by the Beethoven bought for $220,000 at Heritage auction by a big fan

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Letter including drawing of turbulent lovers Verlaine and Rimbaud sold at at Christie’s

01 February 2021

Sold for €160,000 (£144,145) was a letter sent by Félix Régamy to his brother Frédéric including a drawing of Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine in England.

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Your 13 steps to riches

01 February 2021

First edition of Napoleon Hill’s 'Think and Grow Rich' sells at auction

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Heinemann first edition of 'Present Laughter' by Noel Coward sold at Toovey's auction

01 February 2021

Signed by the author and all members of the cast, the stage manager and the props manager, a 1943, Heinemann first of 'Present Laughter' was one of two Noel Coward plays that made up a lot sold for £1600 via thesaleroom.com in a Toovey’s (24.5% buyer’s premium) auction.

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Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

01 February 2021

Signed and inscribed Marilyn Monroe photo to 'Joe' poses an auction puzzler

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