Last week the New-York Historical Society unveiled Aristotle: From Antiquity to the Modern Era, an…

The Fine Books Blog

September 14, 2021
A chair belonging to eighteenth-century Anglo-Irish novelist Laurence Sterne has returned to his home in Yorkshire 250 years after his death.
September 13, 2021
Quite a busy week coming up in the sale rooms. Here's what I'll be watching:
September 10, 2021
Let’s dig into the crop of books about books featured in our fall issue’s Editor’s Shelf. As usual we have a mix of fiction and nonfiction, all with…
September 9, 2021
Those who enjoy visiting secondhand and antiquarian bookshops in the UK can once again plan their trips easily and reliably thanks to the…
September 8, 2021
Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with J. Eric Ensley, Curator of Rare Books & Maps at the University of Iowa. What is your…
September 7, 2021
Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week:
September 3, 2021
Get a three-minute introduction to the historic American Bibles and religious texts in the collection of David M. Rubenstein (the billionaire book…
Autumn 2021
If, like us, you have missed the annual Fine Books gift guide, pine no longer....
Maps set “the stage on which the drama [of politics and business] is...
Audrey Niffenegger was fifteen when she first entered the Harley Clarke...
Summer 2021
In a turbulent year for many auction houses, Catawiki, an international online...
When Andrew Hoyem, founder of San Francisco’s Arion Press, retired in 2018,...
As befits a writer who rediscovered the Scottish crown jewels, has a major...
Spring 2021
Gilberto Cárdenas was a college student in Los Angeles when El Movimiento, or...
Wolf von Lojewski spontaneously bought five leaves from the Nuremberg Chronicle...
There really was never any doubt that Edward Carey, author of the new novel The...
Wilton, CT – University Archives’ next major online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, September…

In The News

September 15, 2021
New York — A new world auction record for a printed work by a woman was established at Christie’s New York for the first edition of Mary Shelley’s…
September 14, 2021
Boston — RR Auction is proud to present Remarkable Rarities—a live auction hosted in Boston, MA on September 25th. The premier annual auction event…
September 13, 2021
London — This year will see Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair – the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA)’s annual flagship event – move to its…
September 10, 2021
Philadelphia — At a time when Americans are constantly bombarded with graphics, some with hidden meanings, our ability to interpret visuals has taken…
September 9, 2021
London – Known as one of the greatest Chinese leaders, Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) played a pivotal role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty in 1911 and…
September 8, 2021
New York – Prepare to be amazed by the most important collection of objects spanning the history of magic illusionism, popular entertainments, and…
September 8, 2021
New York — Swann Galleries is set to open the fall 2021 season with the sale of the Virginia Zabriskie Collection on Tuesday, September 21. The…