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Christmas crackers of the books and works and paper variety

The books and works on paper market encompasses a remarkably wide range of intriguing items you can bid for – and which make wonderful Christmas presents with a bit of thought behind them.

Edward Gibbon’s ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’

Five bookish highlights from the auction of a Kent manor house library

Fine and rare copies of history, literature, architecture and travel books feature prominently in the auction of a Kent manor house coming up this week.


Great buys for book lovers at Toovey’s this week

This week, Toovey’s Antiquarian & Collectors’ Books auction is a chance to treat your inner bibliophile – or even pick up something special for the book-lover close to your heart.


Three interesting lots to buy at auction this week

There are plenty of great items being bought and sold at auctions on every week. Here we pick out three interesting lots being offered at online auctions this week.

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Sold on A Henry Jones longcase, notes from Napoleonic France and a special copy of Moominvalley

From the thousands of lots that appear at auctions every week on, here we focus on three exceptional lots bought by online bidders this month.

First edition of ‘Elements d'Orfevrerie’

Stamp of approval: Books from assay office’s remarkable collection come to auction

A fascinating collection of books from The Birmingham Assay Office Library will be offered at auction tomorrow.

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Sold on five pictures and a book

From the thousands of lots that appear at auctions every week on, here we focus on four lots bought by online bidders recently.

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Royal memorabilia – four lots at auction with links to royalty including a Henry VIII signed document

Items with links to royalty have long been in demand for collectors and a selection on offer at William George this week is enticing bidders.

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Buying books for Christmas? Five First Editions at upcoming auctions on

Christmas is a great time for buying books as presents for friends and family. But what better than buying an original copy of the first edition of a famous novel?