The Aristophil Collections Fall session opened on Monday with our Britannica - Americana auction totalling €3.8 million.

Anglo-Saxon bidders were in the saleroom and on the phone to acquire these literary, artistic, historical and scientific writings from the 9th to the 20th century. The highly anticipated childhood manuscript of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) was acquired by the Brontë Museum for €780,000 and is now back in its native England. As the Chief Curator emotionally expressed: "it seems particularly appropriate that the manuscript is back here and we would like to warmly thank all those who made its purchase possible".

In addition, writings by scientists who developed fundamental theories received a lot of bids: Charles Darwin (1809- 1882), with On the Origin of Species, reached 240 000 € and Albert Einstein (1879-1955) with 20 lots totalling more than 450 000 €. Finally, an important letter signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) announcing the end of World War II, was sold for 182 000 €.

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