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Summer brings auction riches

Series of sales generates hot streak of hammer highlights from a wide variety of lots

Books and works on paper

June and July brought a rich crop of auctions in London, around the country and overseas. A few of those sales and stand-out results have already been reported on these and the ATG news pages, but many more hammer highlights were achieved.

Euclid in fresh focus

A 394-lot, June 11 sale held by Christie’s (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) raised a premium-inclusive £6.2m and offered a wide range of riches.

Sold at £420,000 was the only example still in private hands of the 13 vellum sets of the great 11-volume Polyglot Bible printed in 1569-72 by Christopher Plantin, expressly for Philip II of Spain.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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