The Fine Books Blog: Recent

Here are the auctions I'll be keeping an eye on this week: At New England Books Auctions on…
Highlights from Langdon Manor Books’ latest catalogue African Americana.
Current Events & Trends November 10, 2022
Our readers will be familiar with designer and curator Barbara Heller’s deluxe editions of Pride & Prejudice and Little Women, because we have recommended them. They set themselves apart because Heller has tucked recreations of manuscript letters and other pieces of print ephemera into pockets…
Bright Young Collectors November 9, 2022
Our Bright Young Collectors series continues today with Ariana Valderrama, recent winner of the David Ruggles Book Collecting prize.
Current Events & Trends November 9, 2022
A new exhibition focuses on the book covers produced by the illustrator Quentin Blake who has worked on titles by Roald Dahl, Sylvia Plath, and Dr. Seuss.
Current Events & Trends November 8, 2022
A first edition, first issue of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, one of the most important scientific texts ever written, comes to Auktionshaus Kiefer this month.
Current Events & Trends November 8, 2022
The Grolier Club’s series of events associated with their exhibition Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young continues with an in-Person Lecture, Ethel Reed: America's Aubrey Beardsley.
Current Events & Trends November 7, 2022
Quite a wide range of sales coming up this week: here's what I'll be watching:
Current Events & Trends November 4, 2022
Rare book expert Brian Lake who runs Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers in London has put together a compilation of the strangest book covers in history in his new book Librorum Ridiculorum A Compendium of Bizarre Books.
Current Events & Trends November 4, 2022
The British Library has announced its coming exhibitions for 2023 which feature a number of items which will interest Fine Books readers.
Current Events & Trends November 3, 2022
An apparently unpublished, original drawing by Arthur Rackham depicting Santa Claus from inside a chimney on Christmas Eve is included in Peter Harrington's new Christmas catalogue.
Current Events & Trends November 2, 2022
Earlier this fall, bookseller Patrick Mullins of The Rare Book Company in Grottoes, Virginia, wrote to share some exciting news for collectors of modern firsts, particularly those interested in the 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.