9 July 2014 | Books | ArticleYates, Thompson and Bright: A Family of BibliophilesA handful of unknown, rare and largely forgotten texts has been uncovered by specialists at Christie’s cataloguing a library formed by three generations of a prominent English family. Stored in the principal rooms of a grand country house, the 375 lots were acquired by successive generations of the Bright, Thompson and Yates Families from the start of the 1800s until the 1940s.
27 May 2014 | Books | ArticleBook ReviewChristie’s specialists give tips on collecting books, and pick their favorite pieces of literature in the upcoming Fine Printed Books sale in New York on June 19.
17 December 2013 | Books | VideoGallery Talk: The Rothschild PrayerbookMedieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Specialists Dr. Eugenio Donadoni and Dr. Kay Sutton discuss The Rothschild Prayerbook, to be offered in The Renaissance Sale on 29 January 2014 in New York.
12 March 2013 | Books | ArticleFrancis Crick: A RemembranceMichael Crick, son of renowned molecular biologist Francis Crick, recalls significant moments from his father’s career—including the important ‘Secret of Life’ letter his father sent to him documenting the discovery of DNA’s structure and replication. The letter will be offered at Christie’s on April 10.
24 October 2012 | Books | ArticleA Good CatchEver wanted to land a big fish? Now is your chance, when the only surviving copy of one of the earliest English books on angling is offered for sale on 30 October. It is the Boke of Hawkyinge and Huntynge and Fysshynge, printed at London by the appositely named Wynkyn de Worde, assistant and successor to William Caxton in 1518.
24 October 2012 | Books | ArticleWriting Between The NotesAn exceptional collection of letters by composers in the sale of Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books on 21 November 2012 provides an unusual opportunity to compare the characters, the passions – and the handwriting – of some of these great creative figures.
18 June 2012 | Books | ArticleThe APPLE-1 Personal ComputerThe original Apple computer, now known as the Apple 1, was realized by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. His friend Steve Jobs suggested a number of improvements, and handled its sale and marketing. Jobs sold his VW, his only mode of transportation, and Wozniak his HP-65 calculator to finance its creation.
1 June 2012 | Books | ArticleComposing to a DeadlineOne of the most appealing things about the original manuscripts of artistic works is the way in which they connect the timeless sphere of the work of art to the physical realities of our own temporal world, with such everyday verities as deadlines, contracts, late nights, the scratch of pen on paper.