16 juillet 2016

Dragons from Clavis Artis

Dragon from Clavis Artis, an alchemy manuscript created in Germany in the late 17th or early 18th century, attributed to the Persian Zoroaster (Zarathustra). Clavis Artis is the title of an alchemy manuscript created in Germany in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century, attributed to the Persian Zoroaster (Zarathustra). The work is in three volumes of medium format, two of which are illustrated here. The text is in German Gothic script cursive and is accompanied by numerous... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2016

Sotheby's Paris va disperser la collection de l’arrière-petite-nièce de Marcel Proust

« Tout autre chose… que les lettres et la philosophie, est pour moi du temps perdu ». Marcel Proust. Paris, mai 2016 – Il est exceptionnel de voir surgir sur le marché les archives d’un grand écrivain. Après la Bibliothèque de Stéphane Mallarmé*, la vente, le 31 mai prochain chez Sotheby’s à Paris, de la collection de l’arrière-petite-nièce de Marcel Proust, Patricia Mante- Proust, représente donc un véritable événement littéraire. Cette collection émouvante invite amateurs et bibliophiles à pénétrer... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

Conan Doyle's handwritten Sherlock Holmes mystery for sale at Bonhams

Lot 12, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Conan Doyle"), entitled "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter", 34 pp, 4to, South Norwood, London, c.1893, in sepia ink on ruled paper removed from a composition book, with revisions in ink and pencil, publisher's page count in blue crayon, pp 22 & 33 versos with pencil scribbling by a child, tears and creases along edges with some slight loss not affecting text, some light spotting throughout. Housed in a custom-made red cloth portfolio with... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2016

Swann Galleries' April early printed books auction highlights Central Asian travel

  Nova Legenda Anglie, first edition, London, Wynkyn de Worde, 1516. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000. NEW YORK, NY.- On Tuesday, April 12, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, featuring early English books and travel texts focusing on the exploration of Central Asia. Standouts among the travel books include a first edition of John Biddulph’s Tribes of the Hindoo Koosh, Calcutta, 1880, previously owned by the anthropologist Sir James Frazer, writer of The... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2016

Christie's London to offer the first four folios of William Shakespeare's collected works

Published in 1623, the present copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio is one of the most desirable examples remaining in private hands. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. LONDON.- Christie’s commemorates 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616) with a landmark sale of the first four folios, the first four editions of his collected works. The Folios will be offered in a four-lot auction celebrating the Shakespeare anniversary in London on Wednesday 25 May 2016. The sale is led by an unrecorded copy of the... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2016

Crouch Rare Books at TEFAF 2016

Georg and Franz Hagenberg Braun, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Cologne, circa 1572-1575. Coat-of-arms of Philipp Eduard Fugger (1546-1618) to binding
; Inscription of Paul Graf Fugger-Kirchberg-Weißenhorn (1637-1701) to upper pastedown
; (?) Dr. Werther Munich blind stamp to upper flyleaf; Otto Schäfer Stiftung, Schweinfurt, Germany. Crouch Rare Books at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Literature: Mark Häberlein, The Fuggers of Augsburg: Pursing Wealth and Honour in Renaissance Germany, Virginia,... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2015

Getty Museum acknowledges Armenian Apostolic Church's ownership of eight Canon Tables

T'oros Roslin (Armenian, active 1256-1268), Canon Table Page, 1256, Tempera and gold paint on parchment. Leaf: 26.5 x 19 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 59, fol. 8. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America today announced that they have resolved their dispute over the ownership of eight illustrated pages—called Canon Tables —from the Zeyt’un Gospels, by T’oros Roslin (Armenian, active 1256 - 1268), which have been in... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2015

Seven fascinating music manuscripts from Petrus Alamire’s workshop on view in Antwerp

Petrus Alamire (ca. 1470 – + 1536), Mechelen, Stadsarchief, Mechels Koorboek, fol. 34v. ANTWERP.- Seven fascinating music manuscripts from Petrus Alamire’s workshop, conserved in Belgium, will steep you in the culture of Flanders and Europe as they were in the year 1500. Meet the rulers, composers and musicians of the time and discover their outlook on the world and their perspectives on art. You will be able to admire the Mechelen Choirbook and the six Alamire manuscripts from the Royal Library of Belgium collection,... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2015

The British Library partners with the National Library of Israel

First Gaster Bible  (Or. 9879), c. 10th century. LONDON.- As part of the National Library of Israel's International Digital Library of Hebrew Manuscripts initiative, the National Library of Israel (Jerusalem) and the British Library (London) announce the signing of a partnership agreement providing for the digitization of at least 860 Hebrew manuscripts from the British Library’s collection, in addition to 1,250 already being digitized and made available through an earlier project funded by The Polonsky... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2015

La bibliothèque Pierre Bergé en vente le 11 Decembre à l'Hôtel Drouot

 Pierre Bergé dans sa bibliothèque, rue Bonaparte à Paris. © D. R. PARIS.- À partir de décembre 2015, Pierre Bergé & Associés proposera aux enchères, en association avec Sotheby’s, la bibliothèque personnelle de Pierre Bergé.Rassemblant quelques 1600 livres, partitions musicales et manuscrits précieux du XVe au XXe siècle, cette collection fera l’objet d’une exposition itinérante d’une centaine de pièces à Monaco, New York, Hong Kong et Londres au cours de l’été et de l’automne 2015.Le 11 décembre, la première... [Lire la suite]