Tom Lamb
Tom Lamb Bonhams
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Tom Lamb is Business Development Director of the Books & Manuscripts Department in New York. He joined the company in 2011.

During his 38-year career as a book specialist, he has been involved in more than 350 auctions worldwide, totalling more than $450 million.

After graduating in Geography from Durham University, Lamb joined Christie's Book Department as a Map Specialist in 1980, ultimately rising to the position of Director of European Book Departments in 2004.

From 1994 on, Lamb pioneered a series of cross-departmental sales for the auction house's London branch, combining pictures, books, manuscripts and photographs. Regular sale categories include Exploration and Travel, Natural History, as well as special anniversary sales. He organized more than 20 collection sales, including the Kissner sale, Klotz Collection, Perth Library, Feltrinelli, Foyle collection, The Botfield sale from Longleat House, Keynes, Vander Poel and Conan Doyle and the Duke of Gloucester's sporting library.

Since joining Bonhams, he has brought to the market many private American libraries and set several auction world records.

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