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Tag: Winston Churchill

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    A Partial Gentleman’s Library: Important Books from Around the World

    Captain James Cook was one of the only 18th-century explorers to undertake more than one Pacific voyage. In three trips between 1768 and 1776, Cook mapped the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, and Australia. His work clarified the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere, then still misunderstood. Captain Cook’s Set of…

    ROOSEVELT, Theodore (1858-1919)- The Complete Writings of Theodore Roosevelt
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    US Auction #3

    The upcoming Antiquarian Auctions sale includes vintage books and manuscripts. Also offered are several artistic works, portraits, photographs, and other ephemera of interest to the book-minded collector. Leading the auction are original typescripts of articles and items related to Winston Churchill (also known as “Churchilliana”). One item of interest is…

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    Decorative Arts & Collectibles Auction

    Whitley's Auctioneers presents fine and decorative art in the upcoming Decorative Arts & Collectibles Auction. Two featured lots come from Italian craftsman Sandro Vacchetti. Raised in a family of artists, Vacchetti became a ceramist and specialized in female portraiture. In 1922, he became the artistic director of a famous doll company,…

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    Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana

    Hindman’s upcoming auction of Books and Manuscripts, including Americana, is sourced in part from the collection of Rhoda H. Clark, a businesswoman and book collector. Clark helmed the Monastary Hill book bindery after four generations. Available items from her collection include examples of Monastery Hill bindings, such as the complete…

    [ARTIST'S BOOK]. DALI, Salvador (1904-1989). Paternoster. Milan- Rizzoli Editore, 1966
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    Ancient Engraved Gems Come to Auction at Christie’s

    In the upcoming Christie’s sale of miniature engraved gems, the auction house will feature an often underrepresented art form. “Despite their small size, the highest quality engraved gems rival monumental marbles, vases, and bronzes in terms of artistic skill,” says the auction house’s International Head of Antiquities, G. Max Bernheimer.…

    Ancient Engraved Gems Come to Auction at Christie’s-2
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    Churchill in Charge | 80th Anniversary

    Winston Churchill became the Prime Minister of Great Britain on May 10, 1940, soon after Germany invaded France. On the 80th anniversary of this occasion, Sotheby’s, in partnership with Chardwell Booksellers, presents Churchill in Charge, an auction of rare books, manuscripts, and photographs from Churchill’s life and career. Included in…

    Winston S. Churchill - Thoughts and Adventures. London- Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1932
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    The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer, Part III

    The third part of the Collection of Victor Niederhoffer, presented in the upcoming Freeman’s auction, features books and letters of historical significance. One of the highlights of the sale is a four-volume first edition of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by his second wife and fellow writer…

    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    Books, Maps & Manuscripts

    Though best known as one of America’s greatest inventors, it should also be noted that Thomas Alva Edison was also one of America’s savviest businessmen. Both of Edison’s professions are on display in the upcoming Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction, offered by Freeman’s. There are many Edison-related items in the…

    Children's & Illustrated] [Sendak, Maurice], Group of Six Titles Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

    The Rare Books, Autographs and Maps auction offered by Doyle will present items from the estates of Sylvia Miles and Florence and David Edelstein. Pieces from the Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection will also be available. Leading this auction is a bronze replica of the Winston Churchill monument…

    [CHICAGO FIRE] the Burning of Chicago