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The Book Auction Diary - the only diary of UK auctions containing secondhand, rare and antiquarian books, ephemera, photographs, and works on paper.  Add your auction here


9.03.19. A highlight of Forum Auctions Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper sale on March 28 is lot 125. Chess.- Greco (Gioachino) Primo modo del gioco de Partito che giocandosi spesso occorrono li veri giochi & anco questi giochi de Partito sono tratti necessarij, perche al fin del giocho spesso occorrono essendo in essi molti tratti bellissimi & occulti, manuscript, France, [?Paris], 1624 or 1625. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000 ... more  Add a comment

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While bargains are to be had at auction, for the uninitiated, I think it's worth quoting from John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors. "The novice collector does well to recognise that in a bookshop there is a strong bond of common interest across the counter, but that in the sale-room every man's hand is against him. If he is a man of spirit, he may relish the encounter; hoping to beat the professionals at their own game and be prepared to take a few knocks in the process. Yet if he is also a man of sense, he will only do so after careful reconnaissance, and then with his eyes wide open".

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