Monday, October 29, 2012

Valuable manuscripts & printed books to be offered at Christie's in London this November

Art Daily News
Catalogue of the Collection of Jewels and Precious Works of Art. The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan, London: at the Chiswick Press, 1910. Estimate: £50,000 – 80,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.

LONDON.- Christie’s sale of Valuable Manuscripts & Printed Books on 21 November 2012 will feature fine illuminated manuscripts and literary manuscripts by Franz Kafka and Gabriel García Márquez among others. Leading the auction are deluxe catalogues of the collections of one of the most important philanthropists and collectors of the 19th century, J. Pierpont Morgan. Printed books by authors including A.A. Milne, Adam Smith, Jane Austen, and Alexander Pushkin are also featured. All works will be on public view from 17 to 20 November 2012. J P Morgan started collecting as a young businessman and was a notable collector of books, pictures, paintings, clocks and other art objects. These lavish first editions of the catalogues detailing his collections of jewels, works of art, miniatures and watches are hand-coloured ... More

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