Containing some 1,600 books, precious manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries and scores, some hundred pieces of this collection will be shown in a travelling exhibition, in Monaco, New York, Hong Kong and London during the summer and autumn of 2015. The first section will be sold in Paris on 11 December at the Hôtel Drouot, under the hammer of Antoine Godeau. This first sale will be offering a magnificent selection of over one hundred and fifty pieces of literary interest covering six centuries, from the first edition of Saint Augustine’s Confessions, printed in Strasbourg in around 1470, to William Burroughs’ Scrap Book 3, published in 1979. The thematic sales that are to follow in 2016 and 2017 will feature not only literary works, the core of the collection, but also books on botany, creative gardening, music and the exploration of major philosophical and political themes.
The experts are Stéphane Clavreuil, Benoît Forgeot and Michel Scognamillo. Pierre B

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