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Auction Reports: Forum is venue for wide variety

Array on offer at London auction house reflects the range available in a large books sale

Books and works on paper

bl@by Ian McKay

Roman and 20th century poetry, science and sarcasm, Arctic printing, Mayan discoveries, cranes and a porcupine, as well as a miniature master of calligraphy all featured in one of the first large London book sales of the year.

The lots described here are just a selection from a sale of almost 400 lots held by Forum Auctions (30/24/14.4% buyer’s premium) on January 25.

The ages of poetry

A group of Seanus Heaney lots offered by Forum included a first-issue copy of his first separately printed volume of verses.

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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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