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About the lot
The story of Albert Einstein’s ‘God Letter’, his single most famous letter on the subject of God, his Jewish identity, and man’s eternal search for meaning
This exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — was sold on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
From the landmark 16th-century atlases published by Ortelius and Blaeu to Nasa’s psychedelic maps of the dark side of the moon
Our Books and Manuscripts specialists advise on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
The remarkable story of Luca Pacioli’s 600-page tome, published in 1494, described as a foundational text in the history of capitalism