9 Jul - 30 Jul 2020 | Online 18887

Valuable Books & Manuscripts

ValuableBooksandManuscripts

9 Jul - 30 Jul 2020

Valuable Books & Manuscripts

Sale Overview

The sale of Valuable Books and Manuscripts spans 10 centuries of human history, culture and thought: from an 11th-century manuscript in its early binding, to a lavish 15th-century humanist copy of Cicero, richly illuminated by Gioacchino de’ Gigantibus and signed by Domenico di Cassio de Narnia;  from an autograph manuscript of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel The Land of Mist (1926), the last of Doyle's three novels featuring the comparative anthropologist Professor Challenger, to a rare first edition of Emily Brontë’s classic novel Wuthering Heights, one of the greatest and most enduringly popular works in the English language. Further highlights include the first edition of all three volumes of Alfred Whitehead and Bertrand Russell’s Principia Mathematica, the greatest single contribution to logic to appear since Aristotle.

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