Books and Works on Paper


British and Irish book auctions: May 25-June 11, 2021

24 May 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

Rare work detailed the trial of the last woman to be condemned for witchcraft in England

17 May 2021

Bid to £2000 at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) was a 1712 first of Francis Bragge’s 'Witchcraft Farther Display’d', a rare work that opens with an account of the case of Jane Wenham – the last woman to be condemned for witchcraft in England.

Cuddled up with a good read

17 May 2021

A couple of Winston Churchill letters were among the more successful lots in a second selection from a History in Manuscript collection* formed over the last 20 years and offered at Sotheby’s (26/20/13.9% buyer’s premium).

British and Irish book auctions: May 18-29, 2021

17 May 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

Pom Harrington

‘There are more book buyers out there than we realised’

10 May 2021

ATG interviews the new Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association president Pom Harrington

International book auctions

10 May 2021

A list of upcoming international books auctions.

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The mapping of geopolitics

10 May 2021

A brief history of maps designed to communicate ideas over geographical accuracy

UK and Irish book auctions

10 May 2021

This is a selection of specialist auctions. Dates are subject to change as are the conditions under which the auction may be held. Readers should check with the auction house for further details.

Local maps

A fair to make Brighton rock

10 May 2021

Organiser tells ATG why the south-coast city is a great place for a new PBFA event

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Printing money: wall power and connoisseurship on a budget

10 May 2021

Modern prints can offer the chance to own interesting and eye-catching works, including those by well-known artists, without needing to invest large sums of money. This makes prints a viable option for collectors on a smaller budget as well as those just starting out.

UK books fairs

10 May 2021

The return of fairs as lockdown restrictions have eased has been a welcome boost for dealers, event organisers and buyers.

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Upcoming books, maps and prints highlights for summer 2021

10 May 2021

A selection of upcoming books, maps and prints at auctions around the UK and overseas.

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Roald Dahl: ‘Never shelter children from the world’

10 May 2021

The Library Auction at Hansons (Bishton Hall, Staffordshire) on June 15 includes this autograph letter by Roald Dahl.

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Learning the market for Grosvenor School

10 May 2021

The linocuts produced by artists from the Grosvenor School in London, which ran from 1925-40, have been one of the liveliest areas of the Modern British prints market in the last 15-20 years.

International book fairs

10 May 2021

This calendar lists a selection of forthcoming specialist fairs and markets around the world.

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Collecting the book as art

10 May 2021

How the livre d’artiste can combine words and images beautifully – and be highly desirable

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A Polish printmaker in a Welsh mining village

10 May 2021

Most prints are closely connected with an artist’s wider oeuvre. A few good Welsh examples were on offer at Rogers Jones (22% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff on April 17.

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Warhol’s cat colleagues

10 May 2021

Warhol rarity sold in New York auction has feline theme

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Unique piece of the action

10 May 2021

How letters related to wars bring a connection that history books cannot match

British and Irish book auctions: May 11-29, 2021

10 May 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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