We are delighted be holding our sixth sale from the Library of an English Bibliophile this October. This series of sales, which began in 2010, has brought over eight hundred lots of the finest and most collectable works of literature to auction, and seen numerous strong results and records across the collecting categories. This latest sale will include a broad selection of exceptional works of English and American literature, Continental books, children’s books and music.
Highlights include a previously unrecorded autograph manuscript sketch-leaf for Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto, the “Emperor” concerto, a particularly fine inscribed copy of Oscar Wilde’s The Sphinx, and Lewis Carroll’s autograph manuscript list of people he wished to receive copies of his Nursery Alice. The sale also includes a very rare example of Dumas’ Les Trois Mousquetaires in the original wrappers, amongst other fine copies of Continental literature.