Specialist Department

Books & Autographs

Doyle offers two auctions each year of Rare Books, Autographs and Maps. These sales include material ranging from early illuminated manuscripts to modern literary first editions. Categories include Americana; early printing; illustrated books of all periods (including atlases and color plate books); fine printing and private press books; important bindings (both bound sets and individual remarkable examples of the bookbinder's art); literature of all periods, both English, American, and European; science and technology; travels and voyages; children's and illustrated books; and a diverse range of interesting books in all fields. Original illustration art for books and magazines is also included in the sales, as well as early maps of all regions.

Autographs include letters and documents by major American, English and European figures in literature and the sciences, as well as historically important documents, including Presidential letters and material relating to the Founding Fathers.

Sets of finely bound books are featured in all auction categories of furniture and decorations.

Specialists

Doyle Specialist Peter Costanzo

Peter Costanzo

SVP/Executive Director, Books, Autographs & Photographs / Coins, Bank Notes & Postage Stamps / Estate & Appraisal Services
212-427-4141, ext 248
[email protected]

Doyle Specialist Edward Ripley-Duggan

Edward Ripley-Duggan

VP/Director, Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
212-427-4141, ext 234
[email protected]

Current & Upcoming Auctions

Upcoming Online-Only Auction

A Collection of Edward Gorey

Soft close begins Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 10am EST
Exhibition dates:  Feb 21 Feb 24
2020-02-25 10:00:00 2020-02-25 18:00:00 America/New_York A Collection of Edward Gorey Bidding Closes Tues, Feb 25 beginning at 10am. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. Online Only Doyle [email protected]

Upcoming Auction

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 10am EDT |
New York
Exhibition details forthcoming.
2020-04-22 10:00:00 2020-04-22 18:00:00 America/New_York Rare Books, Autographs and Maps Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle [email protected]

Highlights from the Past Auction

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