CULTURE

Auction of rare books, documents

Petros A. Vergos auctioneers are holding a two-part sale of engravings, rare books and historical documents, on Wednesday at the Athens Plaza hotel at Syntagma Square. The auctioneers claim to have discovered the papers and resolutions of the fourth National Assembly, one of the most historical meetings leading to Greece’s independence. The assembly took place in Argos in 1829. Petros Vergos auctioneers claim that the papers and resolutions of the assembly were missing for the past 100 years. Also for sale will be a total of 431 rare books, among them a book that Henry Holland, personal doctor to Queen Victoria, wrote on his visit in Greece in 1812, and the 31 ink drawings that he made during his travels in the country. The auction will also make available photographs and engravings depicting images of Greece and dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries. More information is available on tel 210.362.0084, 210.361.4897 or by visiting www.vergosauctions.gr