Matthew Haley Bonhams
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After graduating from Lincoln College, Oxford with an M.A. in English Literature, Matthew Haley worked in one of Oxford University's many libraries. An undergraduate interest in Virginia Woolf led to curiosity about the Hogarth Press, antiquarian booksellers' catalogues, and the wider world of rare books.

In 2004, he joined Bonhams in London as a specialist in the Book Department, and his baptism of fire was one of the finest libraries of angling books ever to have been offered in auction. Soon Matthew branched out into 19th century photography - particularly of India. Between 2008 and 2013, Matthew worked in Bonhams New York office, and created a series of Space History auctions, initially commemorating the 40th Anniversary of man's first steps on the Moon. He also spent periods working in the company's Los Angeles office.

In early 2013, Matthew returned to London to lead the UK Book Department. Now a board director and auctioneer, he has sold the Library of the late Hugh Selbourne, Jacqueline Kennedy's love letters to David Ormsby Gore, inscribed books and letters from the library of Anthony Powell, and objects and books belonging to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Matthew also appears on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.