For seven years, Brooklyn artist George Cochrane has worked on a contemporary illuminated…

The Fine Books Blog

Quite a busy week coming up in the auction rooms:
April 9, 2021
This past Monday, PBS released the first of its three-part, six-hour documentary exploring the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, directed by Ken…
April 8, 2021
By most accounts, Robert E. Hart (1878-1946) was a private man. A ropemaker by trade, the Blackburn-based bibliophile quietly nourished a desire to…
Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Victoria Forsberg-Lary of Cellar Stories in Providence, Rhode Island: How did you get…
A new exhibition at The Postal Museum in London looks at more than a century and a half of the British postcard. Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of…
A trio of sales I'll be keeping an eye on this week:
March 31, 2021
In October 1955, Allen Ginsberg read “Howl” publicly for the first time in front of a San Francisco audience that included fellow Beat Generation…
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...
Winter 2021
In the late summer of 1854, an eerie silence descended over Soho in London’s...
Since its founding in 2008, Catawiki—an international online auction platform...
In spring 2019, Dr. Melissa Tedone was working to restore an 1857 second...
Autumn 2020
In 2008, when Alicia Yin Cheng stumbled across an article in the New Yorker...
It began with Begotten, filmmaker E. Elias Merhige’s 1989 black-and-white...
There’s a pervasive notion that young people, screen in hand, do not enjoy...
New York — In 1902 the Grolier Club mounted an exhibition entitled “One Hundred Books Famous in…

In The News

April 9, 2021
New York – The Morgan Library & Museum proudly announces the acquisition of twenty exceptional prints by Martin Puryear. This group of prints was…
April 8, 2021
New York — Christie’s is pleased to present a selection of Americana texts that mark high points of the 18th to the 20th centuries in the auction…
April 7, 2021
Amsterdam — The Books and Cartography team at Catawiki has continued with its stated aim of sourcing high quality supply, and providing occasional…
London — In 2019 the Philip K. Dick estate approached The Folio Society with a new idea for a truly spectacular project.
April 7, 2021
London — A letter from the Nazi high command discussing arrangements for the visit by Edward Duke of Windsor in October 1937 coming for sale in Essex…
April 6, 2021
London — From 14 to 28 April, Christie’s presents Books, Manuscripts, Photographs: From the Middle Ages to the Moon, a wide-ranging online auction…
April 6, 2021
New York — Printed & Manuscript Americana is at Swann Galleries on April 15 with a selection of American historical prints from a private…