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-Coming up on 22 June, the Bookplate Society hosts a Zoom talk by Anthony Pincott, "Ex-Libris Art & Provenance: The Fascination of Bookplates." Register at the link.
- Over at Bijzondere Collecties, "Gauffering the Edges," an excellent look at gauffering.
- Heritage Auctions had a very interesting roundtable discussion prior to the sale of the forged Oath of a Freeman last week. I learned some things about the Hofmann forgeries I hadn't known before. The forged oath sold for $52,500 last week (and I'd be very interested to know the buyer if they wish to reveal themselves!).
- From Swann Galleries, the first part of "For Love of the King: the Wild Story of a Forged Wilde Story."
- Rebecca Rego Barry has the summer 2021 books on books roundup over at the Fine Books Blog.
- Guerre de 1870–1871 (Aristophil 41) at Aguttes on 14 June.
- Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby's London ends on 15 June.
- Printed Books, Maps & Documents at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 16 June.
- Private Press, Children's & Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 17 June.
- Fine Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams New York on 17 June.
- Fine Books & Autographs at Swann Galleries on 17 June.
- Books in All Fields – Americana – Maps at PBA Galleries on 17 June.
- Rare Antiquarian and Illustrated Books at Donald Heald Auctions on 19 June.