Prehistoric to Present: Sotheby’s Sales of Books, Manuscripts and Science Lots are Timeless

Prehistoric to Present: Sotheby’s Sales of Books, Manuscripts and Science Lots are Timeless

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F rom a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible to first-generation NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Lunar EVA, Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts Department ended the decade with sales that spanned the history of intellectual and technological innovation – and set a few records along the way.

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The Olympic Manifesto

PIERRE DE Coubertin, The Olympic Manifesto, 1892. Sold for $8,806,500.

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Americana

Literature

Incunables and Early Printed Books

Lyrics & Music

Atlases & Maps

Scientific Thinkers

Computing Science

Natural History

Space Exploration

Judaica

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