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.

Specialists

Doyle Specialist Peter Costanzo

Peter Costanzo

SVP/Executive Director, Books, Autographs & Photographs / 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 Auction

The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation

Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 10am EDT |
New York
Exhibition dates:  Jun 11 Jun 12 Jun 13
2022-06-15 10:00:00 2022-06-15 18:00:00 America/New_York The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation Featuring Antiquities, Art, Photographs, Maps and Books Relating to the Early History of Florida. 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]

Upcoming Auction

Stage & Screen

Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 10am EDT |
New York
Exhibition dates:  Jun 18 Jun 19 Jun 20
2022-06-24 10:00:00 2022-06-24 18:00:00 America/New_York Stage and Screen 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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