Specialist Department

Books & Autographs

Sell your Books at auction! Doyle holds semiannual auctions of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps – our Specialists are always available to facilitate Book appraisals.

We invite you to contact us for more information on Book auction appraisals. These auctions include material ranging from early illuminated manuscripts to modern literary first editions and sets of finely bound books. 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.

Our Book Appraisers are committed to achieving the highest prices at auction. With Doyle’s ability to achieve exceptional prices and the current robust market, now is the time to consign your Books to auction at Doyle.


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

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Upcoming Timed Auction

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Soft close begins Thu, Dec 09, 2021 at 10am EST

Viewings by Appointment

2021-12-09 10:00:00 2021-12-09 18:00:00 America/New_York Rare Books, Autographs and Maps . 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]

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