Miro's A Toute Epreuve tops Bonhams' illustrated books at $44,000

Miro's A Toute Epreuve tops Bonhams' illustrated books at $44,000

A Toute Epreuve contains 80 original woodcuts by Miro, and is signed by the artist
Twelve Years a Slave first edition auctioning for just $1,000

Twelve Years a Slave first edition auctioning for just $1,000

A first edition of Twelve Years a Slave, the book that inspired the Oscar-winning movie, will sell
Fernando Pessoa's Antinous: A Poem up 1,820% on estimate

Fernando Pessoa's Antinous: A Poem up 1,820% on estimate

Fernando Pessoa's Antinous: A Poem sold for $9,600 against a valuation of $500
How to identify a first edition book

How to identify a first edition book

Paul helps a reader identify a first edition book to enable her to be sure she has struck gold
A whale of a tale... Copy of Herman Melville's Moby Dick brings $74,500

A whale of a tale... Copy of Herman Melville's Moby Dick brings $74,500

The story of an ship captain's obsession to chase down a whale made a splash at Sotheby's
200 years on, a first edition of Jane Austen's debut book is for sale at Christie's

200 years on, a first edition of Jane Austen's debut book is for sale at Christie's

The copy of Sense and Sensibility, credited only to 'A Lady', was published in 1811
Flinders' A Voyage to Terra Australis first edition sails into May auction

Flinders' A Voyage to Terra Australis first edition sails into May auction

A rare book recounting Matthew Flinders' circumnavigation of Australia could make six figures
Time to buy a beautiful manuscript: A Book of Hours could sell for $325,000

Time to buy a beautiful manuscript: A Book of Hours could sell for $325,000

The illuminated Latin text was once bought at a huge price by the wealthiest man in America
It's a miracle: rare and valuable King James Bible turns up in Wiltshire church

It's a miracle: rare and valuable King James Bible turns up in Wiltshire church

The text is known as 'the only literary masterpiece ever to have been produced by a committee'
A whole stripey hatful of collectibles - the continuing influence of Dr Seuss books

A whole stripey hatful of collectibles - the continuing influence of Dr Seuss books

The creator of the Cat in the Hat is unlikely to be forgotten in the US any time soon
Tell me a story: Captain Cook's book could sail to more than $5,000

Tell me a story: Captain Cook's book could sail to more than $5,000

A rare botany book and a document of early Guiana are also ready to leave the shelf
A tale of two signatures: Dickens signed first editions bring $104,000 each

A tale of two signatures: Dickens signed first editions bring $104,000 each

The pair of books had been a gift to one of Charles Dickens' friends and favourite writers back in 1840

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