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Thumbnail : Proust, architecte

Proust, architecte

— “C’pauvre vieux, i m’fait d’la peine1”.
— Mais pourquoi?
— Son truc est bourré de SPOILERS. Il m’a gâché pour moi le bouquin de Marcel.
— Mais il ne faut que lire l’avertissement au lecteur; voilà au tout début t’es bien prévenu:

Avertissement au lecteur: cet article est bourré de SPOILERS.

Thumbnail : The Gore Vidal Memorial, as I saw it…

The Gore Vidal Memorial, as I saw it…

Most writers fall in love with their words. They greet changes to the text, particularly of a published work, with the blank astonishment of a mother confronted with criticism of her first-born child. This cannot be said of Gore Vidal, who died in Los Angeles at 86 on July 31st. I remember sitting in early […]

Thumbnail : The De Orbe Novo Collection: Exploration in the New World 1492-1625 – impressive sale results

The De Orbe Novo Collection: Exploration in the New World 1492-1625 – impressive sale results

  SEE SALE RESULTS BELOW. Bloomsbury’s sale of the De Orbe Novo Collection: Exploration of the New World 1492-1625 is highly unusual, even unique in the history of a field which is well-populated with eccentrics. Bruce McKinney, the publisher of Americana Exchange, an online repository of book market data, put the collection together between 1992 […]

Thumbnail : Capture the Imagination: Original Illustration & Fine Illustrated Books Bloomsbury Auctions, New York, NY, Wednesday December 9 at 2:00 pm

Capture the Imagination: Original Illustration & Fine Illustrated Books Bloomsbury Auctions, New York, NY, Wednesday December 9 at 2:00 pm

Capture the Imagination: Original Illustration & Fine Illustrated Books Bloomsbury Auctions. New York, NY Wednesday 9th December at 2:00 pm Exhibition viewings are:
Saturday December 5, 10 am- 3 pm
Monday December 7, 10 am- 5 pm
Tuesday December 8, 10 am- 5 pm
Wednesday December 9, 10 am- 1 pm
Or by private appointment. Bloomsbury Auctions announces their annual […]

Bloomsbury Auctions No Reserve Bibliophile Sale on Tuesday June 30, at 2:00 pm

Featuring property from Heritage Book Shop, Colonial Williamsburg and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibition Friday, 26 June, 10am to 5pm Monday, 29 June, 10am to 5pm Tuesday, 30 June, 10am to 1pm Click here for online catalogue. Featuring: 34. CONRAD, Joseph. The Works. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920-1928. 24 vols. […]

Thumbnail : Bloomsbury Auctions, New York – Fine Books & Manuscripts, Literature and Americana Works of Art on Paper, Tuesday 23rd June 2009 at 10:00am & 2:00pm

Bloomsbury Auctions, New York – Fine Books & Manuscripts, Literature and Americana Works of Art on Paper, Tuesday 23rd June 2009 at 10:00am & 2:00pm

This coming week Bloomsbury New York will be offering a rich miscellany of literary books and manuscripts, Americana, works of art on paper, curiosities and erotica, all covering a vast continent of diverse subjects. The best place to begin exploring is an important set (Lot 314), the three-volume first edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and […]

Thumbnail : 20th Century Works of Art on Paper, Bloomsbury Auctions, New York June 3rd, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

20th Century Works of Art on Paper, Bloomsbury Auctions, New York June 3rd, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

20th Century Works of Art on Paper Bloomsbury Auctions, New York June 3rd, 2009, 2:00 p.m. tel +1 (212) 719-1000 www.bloomsburyauctions.com Next month Bloomsbury will offer an extraordinary breadth of material, mostly prints, but also a few drawings, as well as a decorative object (Picasso is the culprit, of course.), and some photographs. The largest […]

Thumbnail : The Paula Peyraud Sale at Bloomsbury Auctions NY a Resounding Success

The Paula Peyraud Sale at Bloomsbury Auctions NY a Resounding Success

$1.6 million realized. 85% of lots sold. Sale concluded with 114% sold by value. Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi’s annotated copy of The Spectator sold for $115,000; first edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility for $38,000; first edition of Fanny Burney’s Evelina for $17,000, almost three times the high estimate, and many autograph letters exceeded […]

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