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Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Sorrel Dunn of James Arsenault &…
Neil Gaiman, creator of Sandman and best-selling author of American Gods, Good Omens and Coraline…
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Finnish author Tove Jansson is best known as the woman behind the Moomins universe but Bruun Rasmussen’s March 4 auction presents a colorful still-life by her from 1939.Estimated at DKK 350,000-400,000 ($51,000 - $58,000), the painting features a vase decorated with stylised grapes, and crisp,…
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At Chiswick Auctions on Tuesday, February 27, 251 lots of Books & Works on Paper, including a late-seventeenth-century manuscript map of Bermondsey on vellum estimated at £3,000–5,000. A deluxe copy of Francis Carco's Quelques-Unes (1931) with illustrations by Louis Legrand is expected to sell…
A letter from 1793 signed by both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson brought $21,780, a first edition of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) sold for $22,990, and a first edition, three-volume set of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations realized $16,940 in three days of sales held by…
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An intriguing copy of Karl Marx's work Das Kapital is returning to Down House in Kent, home of Charles Darwin, following specialist conservation work by Cambridge University Library.As the charity that cares for Down House, English Heritage is putting the book on public display for the first time…
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The National Library of Scotland has bought the last and final tranche of archive material by author, artist and playwright, Alasdair Gray.
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A new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition and book will explore late 19th century American literary posters, a vibrant genre at the vanguard of modern commercial art and graphic design.The Art of the Literary Poster by Allison Rudnick will be published next month in association with the museum’s…
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The Autographs sale next month at Swann Galleries will contain property from the Forbes Collection, reflecting a keen interest in American history, world leaders, American entertainers between the 1930s and 1960s, and writers. 
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Highlights from Peter Harrington’s new Poetry catalogue include: * A complete copy of Anne Bradstreet’s Several Poems Compiled with great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight... By a Gentlewoman in New-England. Bradstreet is credited as “the first American to publish a book of poetry…
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Getman’s Virtual Book Fairs has joined with viaLibri, the world’s largest marketplace for old, rare and, second-hand books, further expanding its reach of more than 160 independent and multi-seller websites worldwide. 
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An archive of very personal correspondence relating to the English writer Penelope Bennett (b.1932) comes for sale in London late this month. The cache of close to 400 letters and cards written in the early 1960s was discovered by the seller at an open-air antiques fair last year and has never…