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The Autumn sale on Monday 19th November at Drouot auction house in Paris was punctuated by several highlights, the stand-out being the highly anticipated miniature manuscript by Charlotte BRONTË (1816-1855).
Written in 1830, when she was just 14 years old, the tiny magazine packs 4000 words across...
The iconic London Tube Map has been transformed.
In a bid to capture the imagination of London's locals and tourists, and to showcase the city's rich literary history, In The Book have been messing around with the map of London's underground trainline, replacing each station with the title of a...
A uniquely substantial and significant series of letters exchanged between Ian Fleming and the great love of his life, Ann (“Darling Darling Baby”, “Dear Monkey”, “Darling Pig”), will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s in December 2019.
The correspondence chronicles two decades of their lives from...
12/11/2019Whether in an old cupboard at home, on the dusty shelves of a secondhand bookstore, on the bookcase of a collector, or in the storerooms of an institute, manuscripts surviving from the Ottoman era still have many stories to tell.It's been 100 years since the collapse of the empire, and almost...
Shapero Rare Books is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by Sir Quentin Blake this November. Anthology of Readers is comprised of sixty pen, ink & watercolour drawings, all of which affectionately caricature people who love books.
Famous for his work with Roald Dahl — providing...
As Ketterer Kunst reaches its 65th year, the renowned European auction house is celebrating with a number of special anniversary auctions.
Editor’s Note: Fifty years ago, on Christmas Eve, this man, who was remarkable by the standards of even the most obsessive book collectors, died in the fullness of his years. The means to indulge his passion came from beer, the Kemp Town brewery in Brighton. What made his achievement extraordinary...
22/10/2019Six draft pages from the original manuscript of Tolstoy's War and Peace have left Russia for the first time.The precious pages touched down in Geneva earlier this month, escorted by Tolstoy Museum Vice-Director, Nadezhda Petrova.Encased in a metal suitcase, the VIP (very important pages)...
Peter Harrington launched its latest catalogue with a fascinating ‘Drawing a Line’ exhibition at this year’s Frieze Masters on the 2nd October. Exhibiting for the second time at the London fair after last year's new exhibitor showcase, the stand doubled in size and allowed plenty of room for books...
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