Pictorial or armorial, bookplates provide booksellers and book collectors with literal paper trails…
Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Ashley Cataldo of the American Antiquarian…
In terms of backlist sales alone, Scribner made one heck of a deal when it put F. Scott Fitzgerald…
A slightly quieter week this week, but still an interesting trio of sales to watch: An online …
Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, a novel about suffocating social mores set in New York City…
The secret to great book design may be akin to an exquisite ballet performance: the experience is…
Among the exhibitions that agile curators have successfully adapted for online consumption is the…
Well, the verdict is in: antiquarian bookseller John Schulman of Caliban Book Shop and former…
As an object of desire for book collectors, it would be hard to top this replica of rare book…
New York — Swann Galleries’ Thursday, July 16 sale of Illustration Art is set to feature a standout…
Dallas – Twenty years and almost 400,000 movie posters later, Heritage Auctions’ Grey Smith thought…
London — A striking portrait of the novelist E. M. Forster by his friend, the art historian and…
London — Senate House Library, University of London, has digitized over 80,000 pages from over 300…
New York — Swann Galleries offered four sales of Fine Art this June, each one proving audiences are…
New York — The 81st auction from Poster Auctions International on Tuesday, July 21st presents…
Chicago – Hindman’s auction of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana realized $461…
New York — Swann Galleries announces Deborah Rogal as the new Director of the Photographs &…
New York — When the pandemic caused a virtual halt to Marvin Getman’s Antiquarian Book Fair…
Katharine Hepburn Letters

Historical Enigmas Come to Life in July Sale

Peggy Carouthers
From Howard Hughes to Henry VIII and communist leaders, Profiles in History’s upcoming sale offers rare glimpses into the past.
A Gentle Madness captured the world of antiquarian books in a pre-Internet age.

Acute Bibliomania

Nicholas Basbanes
Reflections on the writing of A Gentle Madness, twenty-five years after its publication
My Early Life, Sir Winston Churchill

“Firsts London Online” Rare Book Fair to Launch June 5

London — The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) is pleased to announce the launch of the organisation’s first digital fair “Firsts London Online” on 5th June, coinciding with the fair’s original opening date.
The Star-Spangled Banner first newspaper edition

Rare Printing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Heads to Auction

Rebecca Rego Barry
Last week Christie’s announced the forthcoming sale of the first newspaper printing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as published in the Baltimore Pa