William Linton's Italy sketches expected to make $10,500

William Linton's Sketches of Italy stands as the highest valued lot in Bloomsbury Auctions' Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera and Original Artwork sale in London on 12 June.

William Linton sketches Italy
Linton was a respected landscape artist, frequently exhibiting at the Royal Academy

The 1832 two-volume presentation copy is inscribed by the artist and author to a Mrs Hofland on the front free endpaper. Featuring two large vignettes and 96 plates, it will sell for £5,000-7,000 ($9,098-10,615).

The sale features a wide range of books, with a Bible dating to 1476 holding the second highest estimate at £5,500-6,500 ($8,340-9,856).

Paul Fraser Collectibles has some fascinating manuscripts for sale, including an Elizabeth I signed document featuring an original Great Seal of the Realm.

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