Books & Manuscripts

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Some of the most important works of literature, ranging from medieval prayerbooks to 20th-century first editions, are offered in Christie’s Books and Manuscripts sales. With auctions in London, New York and Paris, Christie’s is renowned for achieving world-record prices and presenting prestigious single-owner collections. Recent highlights include our first-ever online sale of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts; the sale of the extraordinary 9th-century Gospels of Queen Theutberga to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for £1.9 million; and an auction of medical and scientific works from the library of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Our global team of specialists is dedicated to seeking out the finest printed books, autograph letters, comic books, incunabula, music and illuminated manuscripts to bring to auction, as well as offering a bespoke service to collectors interested in Private Sales. Please do not hesitate to contact us for free and confidential valuations or advice.

UPCOMING SALES FROM THIS DEPARTMENT

Thursday, 20 April 2017

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Uprising! Geopolitical Snapshots of the 20th Century

20 April - 27 April
Online

  • Bidding begins20 April 2017

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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The Giancarlo Beltrame Library of Scientific Books, Part III

London, King Street

Thursday, 15 June 2017

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Books & Manuscripts

New York, Rockefeller Center

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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Printed Books and Manuscripts

London, King Street

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