Rare Books London - London's festival of old and rare books – June 2019

June 2019

Auctions

Auctions
30th May 2019

Forum Auctions – Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Westbury Hotel, 37 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2YF
Auctions
5 June 2019

Beyond the Horizon: the Mopelia Collection of Atlases and Travel Books.

Highlights include a magnificently coloured copy of Johannes van Keulen’s De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas, 1688, heightened with gold throughout, the Peiresc-Freycinet copy of Blaeu’s Flambeau de la Navigation, 1620, and Mount and Page’s Atlas maritimus novus, complete with the rare Haselden world map.

 

Christie’s, 8 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QT
Auctions
6th June 2019

Forum Auctions – Online sale: Books and Works on Paper

Forum Auctions, 220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP
Auctions
11th June 2019

Important Manuscripts, Continental Books & Music

Highlights from Sotheby’s sale on 11 June include a fine calligraphic autograph letter by Mao Zedong written towards the end of the Chinese Civil War, addressed to the journalist Yang Yi, as well as a charming Renaissance manuscript of the works of Ovid, part of a collection of books removed from the library at Ombersley Court, together with numerous fine bindings and some early printed works of Jewish interest. The Music section includes a fine autograph love poem by Robert Schumann to his beloved Clara.

Sotheby’s 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA
Auctions
20th June 2019

Forum Auctions – Online sale: Books and Works on Paper

Forum Auctions, 220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP
Auctions
26th June 2019

Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale

Bonhams presents the June Fine Books and Manuscripts sale.

Highlights include the betrothal contract of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, an Alan Turing letter, the manuscript of Wodehouse’s Psmith, Journalist, a first edition Emma, a presentation copy of Flaubert’s Salammbô, and three collections of travel books.

Bonhams, Montpelier Street, London, SW7 1HH