Books

Swiss experts illuminate a past period of excellence in timepiece design. It is all too rare that a book on watches leaves you feeling in command of a subject, particularly when the topic is...
Harry Potter fans have a chance to own the rarest book that J.K. Rowling ever made. On December 13 in London, Sotheby’s will sell a presentation copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard , which is...
For the special person in your life whose home is stocked with a carefully curated collection of art and furniture, look for beautifully crafted gifts that will delight their design-minded...
The holiday tradition of hanging a stocking over the fireplace recalls memories infused with joy and anticipation. Though the toys on our list are a bit more elevated than an action figure, and the...
In time for the bicentennial of Charlotte Brontë’s passing (if not today’s National Author’s Day), the Paris-based publishing house Éditions des Saints Pères is releasing a fair copy manuscript of...
The classics of contemporary literature are like pillars that provide the creative structure and frame of reference that other works of excellence may be built upon. They can also make quite the...
These four new jewelry books explore the intricate craftsmanship and inspiration behind some of the planet’s most innovative designers, as well as the history behind the industry’s most beloved...
F. Scott Fitzgerald inscribed the book with a handwritten note to Harold Goldman, the man who inspired the Gatsby character.
Bonhams attributes the high presale estimate in part to The Imitation Game, the recent film about Turing’s life.
Architectural photographer Ahmet Ertug has published more than 30 books in three decades, some only available as rare books, others soon to be. Bibliophiles treasure these publications as some of the...
The luxury book publisher Assouline ended its 20th year on a high note.
On October 22 at Bonhams New York, centuries of scientific inquiry will be recapitulated in one afternoon during the auction house’s inaugural History of Science sale...
Held annually since 1960, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair has grown into one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world.
After being out of print for almost four decades, the Zervos Picasso Catalogue —the authoritative reference on Pablo Picasso’s life work—will be available exclusively through Sotheby’s starting in...
It wasn’t long ago that Thomas Lecky, head specialist of Christie’s books and manuscripts department in New York, saw collectors adopting a comprehensive strategy—singling out a great author and...
Daniel Weinberg has worked at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop ( www.alincolnbookshop.com ) in Chicago for the last 40 years, and in that time he’s accomplished two noteworthy achievements in the field...
An unshakable desire to possess what divine providence or the dictates of overzealous lawmakers would deny us is a peculiarly American trait—one magnified to the point of frenzy by this nation’s...
First-time patrons of Bauman Rare Books ( www.baumanrarebooks.com ) in New York City will discover the mystique of vintage folios long before a leather-bound first edition is placed in their hands...
Before Heritage Auctions acquired the estate of Garth Montgomery Williams, Ed Jaster—a senior vice president at the auction house—was not familiar with the artist. "I had never heard of him," he...
A 6-foot-by-4.5-foot, 330-pound atlas from Australian publisher Millennium House, Earth Platinum ( www.millenniumhouse.com.au ) stands taller and weighs more than most of its readers. The $100,000,...
Of all the categories of collectibles that hobbyists choose to pursue—whether it’s coins or cars, Eames furniture or snuff bottles—probably none offer the infinite possibilities available to the book...