Books and Works on Paper


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Hayek and the road to saleroom

08 April 2019

Collection from family of Nobel Prize winner generates many surprising auction results.

British and Irish book auctions: April 9-18, 2019

08 April 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from April 9-18, 2019.

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Binding made of wood from Roman bridge

08 April 2019

A most unusual book binding brought a bid of £5500 in a recent Bonhams sale.

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Obituary – Bernard Chester Middleton (1924-2019)

01 April 2019

Bernard Middleton, MBE (1986), was a self-employed book restorer and designer bookbinder from 1953-2016.

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Impressive body of work on sale

01 April 2019

Medical and scientific library includes landmark Vesalius study on human anatomy.

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The progress of man in Somerset

01 April 2019

A ‘turn-up’ religious text was one of the earlier, rarer and more expensive items in a Somerset sale.

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Beatles and Who in tune at auctions

01 April 2019

Signed to the front cover by all four members of the group, a 1963 ‘Star Special’ (No 12) issue of the fan magazine Meet the Beatles sold for £4200 at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) on March 6. It also bore the name of a former owner, one RC Zebedee of Bournemouth.

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Players, poets, printers and pedallers

25 March 2019

A table game published by John Wallis called The Mirror of Truth was one of two notable juvenilia lots in the opening children’s and illustrated books section of a March 6 Devon sale.

A pharmacist’s passion for print

25 March 2019

The first of four sales scheduled by Morphets of Harrogate for the dispersal of a single private library will take place on April 3-4.

British and Irish book auctions, March 26-April 6, 2019

25 March 2019

Our listing of British and Irish book auctions taking place from March 26-April 6, 2019.

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Two sales in Gloucestershire and west London feature sizeable ornithological sections

18 March 2019

Ornithological books and artworks have played their part in the success of two recent sales and a selection of just a few of those lots begins with books from the Ladwell library.

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Medley of tastes on offer in California

18 March 2019

A Californian sale of March 7 certainly offered great variety in age, content and price range. Promoted as A Biblio-Medley for All Tastes, it ran to well over 500 lots across its printed and supplementary, online catalogues – with at least one lot, a volume of the works of Arthur Hallam, sold for just $10.

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Beano, Eagle, Sweethearts and Scoops in demand at Comic Book Auctions timed sale

18 March 2019

Though it sold just a touch under the lower estimate, a copy of the 1938 launch issue of Beano was the top lot in a Comic Book Auctions (19% buyer’s premium) timed auction of March 3 held on thesaleroom.com.

British and Irish book auctions: March 19-30, 2019

18 March 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from March 19-30, 2019.

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Questions of body and soul in West Sussex sale

11 March 2019

Seventeenth century philosophical work sold in Sussex discusses nature of life and death.

Mein Kampf hits headlines and Indian works make an impact at auction

11 March 2019

The lot that gained all the publicity in a recent Shropshire sale, even national newspaper coverage, was a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.

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Price is far from the end of the world for Durer Apocalypse

11 March 2019

Conducted by Christie’s Paris (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) in collaboration with Bertrand Meaudre of Paris dealer Librairie Landarchet, a February 20 sale featured the dispersal of the library of Marc Litzler for a premium-inclusive total of €4.4m (£3.82m).

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House up at auction reveals shock mouse

11 March 2019

The concertina-cut novelty pictured here is one in which a painted roundel of a cottage pulls up to reveal a large mouse.

British and Irish book auctions: March 12-23, 2019

11 March 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from March 12-23, 2019.

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CS Lewis and Keynes among Oxford highlights

04 March 2019

A very rare and inscribed example of CS Lewis’ first published work, a 1919 collection of verses previewed ATG No 2377, was sold recently in Oxford for £2800. Spirits in Bondage was part of the extensive book section of a January 30-31 sale at Mallams (23% buyer’s premium).

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