Milestones of German Literature on offer in the May auctions 2018 of Reiss & Sohn. The first printing of “The Sorrows of Young Werther” (Leipsic 1774) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is only one example of the very many literary rarities from baroque period till modern times which Continue reading “Milestones of German Literature – Sorrows of Werther”
In 2018 the mediterranean island of Malta comes into focus of European cultural politics. The old capital Valletta, famous for its picturesque medieval old town and its harbour enclosed by the impressive walls of the ancient fortress, was elected as European cultural capital 2018. Continue reading “Malta and Valletta – A private collection”
Reiss & Sohn is looking back at a very successful auction season 2017. The total turnover of the specialized book auctioneer was raised by 40% against 2016. With a hammer price of 1,1 Mio. Euro for the first edition of Martin Luther’s “95 Thesen”, which started the protestant reformation in 1517, a German auction record was achieved for a printed book since 1945. Continue reading “Review 2017 Preview 2018”
Until December 1, 2017 you may purchase unsold lots from the preceding auctions at a fixed bid price (premium and VAT to be added). Using the Post Sale menue offers the opportunity to create a list of bookmarks and submit post sale bids after simple registration.
Landmarks in the History of Natural Sience
The section devoted to natural history features many astronomical works from Sacrobosco to Newton, from a private collection, largely assembled in the 1970ies. Undoubtedly outstanding are the 6 works by Galilei and 9 works by Kepler, first of all Keplers “Harmonices mundi libri V” (first edition, Linz 1619) with his breakthrough discovery Continue reading “Preview of the Fall Auction 2017”
The new auction catalogues for auctioneers Reiss & Sohn’s Spring Sales, which will take place May 16th-18th, 2017, are now online. More than 3000 rare and valuable books, autographs, manuscripts, Continue reading “Reiss & Sohn Auction Catalogues for Spring Sales in May 2017 Are Now Online”
The new catalogue for auctioneers Reiss & Sohn’s Special Auction “From the Estate of Otto von Bismarck”, which will take place May 16th, 2017, is already online.
This extraordinary collection includes Continue reading “Special Catalogue Otto von Bismarck Now Online”
On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Reiss & Sohn is offering the first book edition of the 95 Theses of Martin Luther. This work marks the starting point of the Protestant Reformation. It caused Continue reading “First Edition of Luther’s 95 Theses and an Important Medieval Manuscript from Bruges”
In spring of 2017 German auctioneers Reiss & Sohn will offer about 200 lots from the estate of the first Chancellor of Germany, Otto von Bismarck. The collection was preserved until 1948 Continue reading “Special Auction: From the Estate of Otto von Bismarck”
The online catalogues for this year’s fall auctions of Koenigstein’s auctioneers Reiss & Sohn are now in preparation and will soon be online. The viewing hours and the auction schedule can already be found under ‘Auctions’ or ‘Preview’.