Frankenstein lives! In honor of the record-breaking sale this week of a first edition of Mary…

The Fine Books Blog

September 15, 2021
Last week the New-York Historical Society unveiled Aristotle: From Antiquity to the Modern Era, an exhibition of more than thirty rare books and…
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:
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...
Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, England — Personal effects once owned by Lieutenant William Bligh (…

In The News

September 17, 2021
Amherst, MA — The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art celebrates its beloved late co-founder Eric Carle in the new exhibition Color | Joy | Eric…
September 16, 2021
Amsterdam – Catawiki is excited to announce its association with the Dialogue Vintage Photography fair in Amsterdam this weekend. Buyers and sellers…
September 16, 2021
New York — Printed & Manuscript Americana is at Swann Galleries Thursday, September 30. The sale will feature house specialties such as…
September 16, 2021
London — On Wednesday September 15 at Bonhams Knightsbridge the Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale achieved phenomenal results. The 117-lot sale made a…
September 15, 2021
Wilton, CT – University Archives’ next major online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, September 29th at 10:30 am Eastern time, is titled Fabulous…
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…