NEW YORK – Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has honoured men and women whose outstanding achievements are "for the greatest benefit to mankind." With numerous contributions to game theory, including the Nash equilibrium – applied to fields as diverse as economics, banking, defense, politics and evolutionary biology – John F. Nash Jr. was a more than worthy recipient of this prestigious award. A mathematical genius with graduate degrees from Carnegie Tech and Princeton University, the brilliant Nash received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1994 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and on 17 October, Sotheby’s has the privilege of offering Nash’s award in Economic Studies for his formative work on Game Theory to the public in a single-lot sale in New York with an estimate of $2,500,000–4,000,000.
A hand-written address book that lists details of Lewis Carroll’s closest friends and family provides a ‘treasure-trove’ of insights into the much-loved author’s life. The plain brown exercise book, which features in The Library of an English Bibliophile Part VI sale in London on 20 October, includes a hand-written list featuring details of the people the author earmarked to receive a copy of The Nursery Alice, which was published in 1890.