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  • 17 December 2013  |  Books  |  Video Gallery Talk: The Rothschild Prayerbook Medieval 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  |  Article Francis Crick: A Remembrance Michael 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  |  Article A Good Catch Ever 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  |  Article Writing Between The Notes An 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  |  Article The APPLE-1 Personal Computer The 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  |  Article Composing to a Deadline One 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.
  • 24 May 2012  |  Books  |  Article Dickens Gives Up 'Favourite Child' Sven Becker, Director in the London Book Department, selects one of his favourite books for sale in London on 13 June in the Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts auction