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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09 mars 2015

Continental, English & Middle Eastern books and manuscripts to be offered at Bloomsbury Auctions

  A collection of 126 leaves from a 15th century illuminated Mamluk Qur’an. Estimate £12,000-18,000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. LONDON.- Bloomsbury Auctions present their sale of Continental, English & Middle Eastern Books & Manuscripts on Thursday 19th March in London at their saleroom in Mayfair. The sale charts the development of printing on the continent and in England, with works dating from the 1470s up until the 18th century.  Particularly in vogue after the release of... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2011

"The Changing Face of William Shakespeare" @ The Morgan Library & Museum

Artist Unknown, Seventeenth Century (c.1610), William Shakespeare. Oil on panel, 24 ¼ x 14 ¾ inches (53.9 x 37.5 cm) Collection of Archbishop Charles Cobbe (1686–1765); Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands Park. NEW YORK, NY.- In 2009, when the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon unveiled a previously unidentified portrait with strong claims to be the only surviving contemporary likeness of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), it created an international stir. The Jacobean-era painting had hung unrecognized for centuries in... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2009

Voices Of Che Guevara, Bernard Shaw And Darwin, Speak Through Their Letters - At Bonhams

Che Guevara is present in this auction with his First Edition, Author's Presentation Copy, of his writing on revolution. Photo: EFE/Manuel Iglesias/yv LONDON.- Bonhams next sale of Printed Books, Photographs and Manuscripts in London on 23rd June contains material from Shakespeare to Shaw and Che Guevara to Crippen, all of which will be of significant interest to lovers of literature and history. Che Guevara is present in this auction with his FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, of his writing on revolution, inscribed:... [Lire la suite]