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.