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A Bibliophilic Gem
Isabelle d'Este's Book of Hours
The Dark Side of the Art Market
The star of the milieu Georgina Adam, who works with leading papers like the Financial Times and Art Newspaper, recently published a new book on the…
An Inestimable Collection
A Roundly Acclaimed Book of Hours
€8.8 M for Aristophil
Diane Barbier-Mueller: Driven Young Bibliophile
Diane Barbier-Mueller lacks neither passion nor ideas to carry on the collection of the museum created in 1977 by her late grandfather.
A Psalter Worth its Weight in Gold
Two Collections Dedicated to Michaux
Honourable Score for Aristophil
Aristophil: Fourth Sale
With eight catalogues for seven auctions, the fourth session of sales of the Aristophil collection garnered €11 M, and continued to attract institutions,…
Images of a Legendary Collection
The four complete, original volumes illustrating William Hamilton’s collection are rare on the market. They reflect the 18 th -century British diplomat’s…
An Overview of the Hamilton Collection
The sale of several libraries provided a chance to rediscover a remarkable first edition compiling Sir William Hamilton's entire collection of antiquities.…
The Kahn Library: From Dreams to Reality
A huge success awaited the extraordinary bindings and illustrations in the library of Geneviève and Jean-Paul Kahn.
The Thomas Vroom Collection Put in Perspective
This group embodying the birth of modern architecture, no less, was greeted with honour beneath Drouot's dome.
Aristophil Part Five: Charlotte, Victor and Charles
Nineteenth-century literature was in the spotlight, dominated by a miniature manuscript by the great Charlotte Brontë.
The Brölemanns’ Treasures, from an Arabic Bible to Venetian Festivities
This successful "white glove" auction netted €372,000. All 259 works collected by the famous dynasty of Lyon bibliophiles found buyers.
Félix Marcilhac, a Great Name in Art Deco, Has Passed Away
It is the end of an era. On 28 January, Félix Marcilhac, 78, died while napping at home in Marrakech with his German shepherd, César, at his side.…
A Pre-Raphaelite’s Book of Hours
Bearing the label of the home of painter Edward Burne-Jones, this illuminated manuscript for use in Paris outstripped expectations.
A Book on Lacloche
Pierre Legrain: A Dada Designer?
Africanist-Cubist, Modern or Art Deco? Laurence Salmon's monograph, published by Norma, provides a chance to examine this free-spirited creator with…
A Library's Hour of Glory
The one belonging to Robert Beauvillain contained precious illuminated manuscripts that decidedly lit up the bidding.
From the Serenissima to Thirties Paris
A collection of period bindings provided a recurrent theme through centuries of bibliophilia.
A Look Back: €8,128,000 was the Highest Bid in France in 2020
Two albums created quite a stir, sparking a nearly 30-minute battle that ended with a result of €8,128,000.
The Booksellers' Paradise at the Grand Palais
Rescheduled because of the pandemic, the 32 nd International Rare Book and Autograph Fair is opening at the Grand Palais on 18 September. Overview…
The Riddle of Stendhal’s Red and Black Remains Unsolved
Romantic bibliophiles did not let this rare edition featuring an enigmatic handwritten message slip out of their hands.
The Kahn Library: Honouring Surrealism
Like causes produce like effects. This idea was confirmed by the second Kahn Library sale, punctuated by almost surrealist surprises and preemptions.…
Montaigne in Majesty in Bordeaux
Recently discovered during an appraisal, a book from Montaigne’s large library in the tower of his Dordogne château sparked a bidding war.
Discover the World’s Largest Architectural Library: Columbia University’s Avery Library
The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University is the world’s largest architectural library, a collection that continues to grow…
Hannah Bennet at Avery – a Library of the Future
We sat down with Hannah Bennet the new Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, at Columbia University in New York City.
The World according to Hartmann Schedel
Schedel and Descartes won the highest bids—a matter of method.
The Draw of Medieval Latin Grammar
Old and modern manuscripts were the highlights of this afternoon sale devoted to paper in all its forms.
Bonaparte and the Flame of the Empire
A love letter and historical documents set the auction alight, and several preemptions honored the duty to remember.
The Roger Passeron Collection to be Sold at Drouot
Roger Passeron started out with a passion and turned it into connoisseurship. The first two sales of his large, emblematic collection span the history…
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale’s Treasure Chest
Established in 1963, the Beinecke is one of the world’s largest libraries devoted to rare books and manuscripts. As a major force on the international…
John of Capua: A Vital Figure
A Latin editio princeps of the Fables of Bidpai staggered bibliophiles when it garnered ten times its estimate.
BRAFA in the Galleries: An International Fair
The Belgian government’s anti-Covid restrictions have not prompted the cancellation of BRAFA. However, the Brussels eclectic fair will take place not…
Plundered Books: the "Shocking Dispersion"
Furniture and artworks were not the only items plundered during the Second World War. Books were also targeted and on a much larger scale.
Appointments & Prizes
Dagny Corcoran Joins Marian Goodman to Expand Gallery into Publishing
The venerable Marian Goodman appointed Dagny Corcoran to head the Books and Multiples Department at her New York, London and Paris galleries.
Philippe Costamagna: Napoleon's World of Art
The Director of the Fesch Palace Museum, curator of Ajaccio’s museums and authority on 16th-century Italian painting has written a fascinating book…
Is the Encyclopedic Museum Still Relevant?
In his new book, Donatien Grau, a French writer, art critic and a curator at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, pursues a global conversation about the past…
Molière, Master of Ceremonies
At this sale for bibliophiles, the author of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme ( The Bourgeois Gentleman ) delighted bidders with a first edition of his complete…
The Urfé Psalter, a Book-Lover’s Illuminated Manuscript
This rare humanist manuscript dating from the reign of French King François I features remarkably preserved illuminations depicting the life of David.…
In the Wake of Exotic Fish
A world tour with naval officer Duperrey and other seafarers who wrote travel books.
Visualizing Empire Shines Light on the Visual Culture of French Colonialism
A new edited volume from Getty Publications examines a unique archive of visual material and ephemera related to the French colonial project.
Majestic Illuminated Books of Hours Shine at Auction
Here, the vitality of French 15 th - and 16 th -century illumination and calligraphy studios was bathed in light.
M for Marbling
In the 12 th century, the Japanese art of "ink floating on water" met with considerable success. Then, after conquering the East and Turkey as the…
James Joyce Led the Kahn Collection’s Odyssey
Part three of the sale of Geneviève and Jean-Paul Kahn’s library lived up to expectations.
On the Road with André Becker’s Carriage Collection
Sèvres Porcelain: An Illustrious History and Vibrant Present
Villa E 1027: Eileen Gray's Masterpiece Rises from the Ashes
A Historic Painting by Tobeen: An Avant-Gardist of the Basque Country
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