Dr. David Goldthorpe

  • Head of Department | Europe


David Goldthorpe joined Sotheby’s as a trainee in 1996, following the completion of a Ph.D on the early English novel, and is now the head of the London and Paris Book Departments. During his tenure at Sotheby's, he has been involved in many important collections, including those of the Earls of Macclesfield, the late Lord Wardington, and most recently, the 2nd Baron Fairhaven. In 2010 he oversaw the sale of the Hesketh collection, including a copy of Audubon’s Birds of America which broke the record for the most valuable book sold at auction. In 2021 he played a key role in the sale to the nation of the Blavatnik/Honresfield library, the greatest collection of English literary manuscripts and books seen in several generations.

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