Fine Books and Manuscripts

16:30:02

Until Bidding Opens

Until Bidding Opens

Until Bidding Opens

29 November 202216:00 EST

New York

Fine Books and Manuscripts

Fine Books and Manuscripts

Fine Books and Manuscripts

Sotheby’s is pleased to announce New York’s December sale, “Fine Books and Manuscripts,” open for bidding the 29th of November through the 16th of December. The auction will bring together a rich array of material, from Galileo to Ginsberg. 


We are proud to offer a range of works related to natural history, including John James Audubon’s seminal The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (1845-1848), John Gould’s The Birds of Australia ([1840]-1848-1869), and Richard Bowdler Sharpe’s sumptuous Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise (1891-1898).


In addition to the aforementioned landmarks of colorplate and natural history, we are delighted to offer a variety of literary works including John Donne’s Poems (1633), a charming presentation copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1998), and many other classics spanning the centuries. On the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses—arguably the most important novel of the 20th century—we are thrilled to bring to auction the scarce first edition of Joyce’s masterpiece, number 41 of only 100 copies printed on Dutch handmade paper and signed by the author. Alongside this, we will also feature a selection of additional Joyce title, as well as other Modernist high spots, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925) in the scarce dust jacket.


Whether a seasoned collector, or simply in search of the perfect holiday gift, an exhibition of select highlights will be on display the 30th of November through the 6th of December to coincide with Sotheby’s Luxury Week. This will be followed by a dedicated exhibition the 9th through the 15th of December. Private views are available upon request.


For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+1 212 606 7000

enquiries@sothebys.com


For all enquiries please contact:


Richard Austin

Senior Vice President

Global Head of Department, Books & Manuscripts

Books & Manuscripts

+1 212 606 7385

RICHARD.AUSTIN@SOTHEBYS.COM


Selby Kiffer

Senior Vice President

International Senior Specialist

Books & Manuscripts

+1 212 606 7385

SELBY.KIFFER@SOTHEBYS.COM

  

Ella Hall

Assistant Vice President

Specialist

Books & Manuscripts

+1 212 606 7385

ELLA.HALL@SOTHEBYS.COM


Dr. Kalika Sands

Assistant Vice President, Head of Sale

International Specialist 

Books & Manuscripts

+1 212 606 7385

KALIKA.SANDS@SOTHEBYS.COM

 

Daniel Baker

Associate Cataloguer

Books & Manuscripts

DANIEL.BAKER@SOTHEBYS.COM

 

Bella McKelvey

Sale Coordinator

Books & Manuscripts

ISABELLA.MCKELVEY@SOTHEBYS.COM

Sale number

N11066

Exhibit information

Exhibitions

New York

Wed, 30 Nov 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Thu, 01 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Fri, 02 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Sat, 03 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Sun, 04 Dec 22 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Mon, 05 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Tue, 06 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Fri, 09 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Sat, 10 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Sun, 11 Dec 22 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Mon, 12 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Tue, 13 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Wed, 14 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Thu, 15 Dec 22 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST