Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Auction Report: Highlights and Upcoming

I've been shamefully remiss on recent auctions. Many apologies.

Bonhams London sold Printed Books, Manuscripts, Music and Photographs on 24 March. Highlights included a manuscript account of several Hudson's Bay voyages (£44,400); Rechberg and Depping's Les peuples de le Russie (Paris: 1812-13) (£25,200); a Charles Lutwidge Dodgson photograph (£28,800); and a large collection of George Orwell material which sold very well (lots 166-189).

Tomorrow, Bloomsbury London hosts a Bibliophile sale, in 710 lots.

Bonhams New York will sell a collection of books related to Hawaii and the South Pacific on 6 April. The library includes some fifty lots of Cookiana, among other interesting things.

On 8 April, two big book sales: at Sotheby's Paris, "A Select Collection of a Bookseller-Dilettante, Christope d'Astier" featuring 385 lots, and at Christie's London, Travel, Science & Natural History, including some fascinating artifacts (including a very scarce Leeuwenhoek silver microscope).

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