Christie’s presents Books, Manuscripts, Photographs: From the Middle Ages to the Moon, a wide-ranging online auction encompassing works from the 12th to the 21st century. This sale features a diversity of categories including medieval manuscripts, autograph letters, incunabula and early printing, travel and cartography, fine bindings, important scientific books and manuscripts, and NASA photographs. The auction also includes charming original artworks by Sir Quentin Blake, to be sold to benefit Comic Relief.
Among the highlights are a copy of Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) from the library of Imperial poet laureate Michael Abel, an attractive Armenian illuminated manuscript, a stunning jeweled binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, and important medical works such as Ignaz Semmelweis’s seminal treatise on the importance of hand-washing in medical practice.
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