Featured in The New York Times: Books by Barack Obama sr.

Featured in The New York Times: Books by Barack Obama sr. AMSTERDAM — In the late 1950s, a young Kenyan man named Barack Hussein Obama wrote a series of books in his native language, Luo, for a program to promote adult literacy in Africa. The coordinator of that program, Elizabeth Mooney, singled him out as […]

First NRC auction of books and prints

First NRC auction of books and prints The sale of books, maps & manuscripts, selected from more than 2000 consignments by readers of the leading Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, was a great success. Bidding for some of the lots resulted in a fierce battle. For example, a score of 10-year-old Mozart went 60 times higher than the starting […]

Emo Verkerk sells for record price at NRC auction

Emo Verkerk sells for record price at NRC auction A portrait of Gerard Reve by Emo Verkerk was sold for almost € 18.500 (incl. auction costs and droit de suite) at the 6th NRC auction in December 2016 – setting the record price for the artist. The portrait was a gift to the previous owner from Joop Schafthuizen. It’s widely known that […]

Hugo Claus’ mythical Love Song

Hugo Claus' mythical Love Song “Taller than a man”: there is one work in the immense legacy of Hugo Claus that even the most passionate collector will never capture: Love Song. This mythic book was planned to be the largest book on earth but was never published, although a life-size dummy was presented in New […]

Adams sells the manuscript of the novel ‘I Jan Cremer’

Adams sells the manuscript of the novel 'I Jan Cremer' Adams sold the manuscript of the novel I Jan Cremer (1964) to the Dutch Literary Museum – for the highest price ever paid for a Dutch manuscript! This bestseller occupies a unique place within Dutch culture. It is recognised as a landmark in the transition […]

Jan Cremer: De gil na morgen (1958)

De gil na morgen (1958) – Leaf through a highlight from our past auction ‘Full Disclosure: The Art and Life (and Loves) of Jan Cremer’ Description: CREMER, Jan. De gil na morgen. ‘n bundel litho’s met tekst van Jan Cremer. [1958]. Orig. stapled wrappers with 21 original gouaches on paper. With hand painted title, 2 […]

Sale of the canal house Herengracht 386

Sale of the canal house Herengracht 386 In 2009 Adams sold Herengracht 386. This canal mansion was built in the 17th century by Philips Vingboons, Amsterdam’s most important architect during the Golden Age. Auctioning the canal mansion as a piece of art has drawn worldwide publicity. In the years following the auction the ‘city palace’ was […]

A set of La Dolce Vita by Adams Amsterdam Auctions

A set of La Dolce Vita by Adams Amsterdam Auctions Adams Amsterdam Auctions presents its new sale of Photography with a selection of more than 200 photographs by leading artists, most of which are signed, often vintage and printed in small editions. Besides Dutch masters such as Piet Zwart, Ata Kando, Ed van der Elsken, […]