A history of Birmingham in 456 lots – the Assay Office Library comes to auction

posted on 26 Mar 2020


An important auction of books selected from the Birmingham Assay Office Library will, at the time of writing, take place at Forum Auctions in London on 26 March (the sale will be conducted online – or ‘behind closed doors’). The volumes, in more than 450 lots, were collected by the Office over roughly 200 years, following its foundation in 1773. When acquired, they were thought relevant to its purposes and those of its customers, mainly fine metalworkers from the city.

Read the full article on the link to Apollo Magazine