Sotheby’s High Priced Book Auctions

Sotheby’s High Priced Book Auctions

The London auction house Sotheby’s often attracts attention for the high priced sale of artwork. But bibliophiles know Sotheby’s was originally an auction house only for books. Founded in 1744 by the London bookseller Samuel Baker, Sotheby’s first auction was the sale of the library of the Irish book collector Sir John Stanley. It was […]