DoneSat, Oct 24, 2009 7:30 AM UTC
Rare books & Modern Art Auction
Selling an original 17th century canal mansion in Amsterdam as well as a first rate collection of rare books and modern art. Books include a very important private collection on fencing and militaria, a splendid copy of the Encyclopedia by Diderot and d'Alembert, medieval manuscripts and travel books (esp. Australia). Modern art includes an original drawing by Mondriaan, designs for leaded windows by Van Doesburg and prints by Escher, Mankes and others. We offer also a first selection from the famous Lodewijk Houthakker collection of designs for ornament and architecture.