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The Morgan Acquires Drawings by Major African-American Artists from the South

New York—The Morgan is excited to announce that it is expanding its collection—one of... read more

Illustrations from Treasured Children's Literature at Swann on December 6

New York - Swann Galleries continues their auction season with Illustration Art on Thursday,... read more

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Announces "New Editions" Book Art Event

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) invites the community to attend New Editions, a... read more

Manuscript of Gettysburg Address on Display at Library of Congress for 155th Anniversary

On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The... read more

Potter & Potter's December 1 Vintage Travel Poster Event

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its 750 lot Vintage... read more

The Holy Grail of Glenn Gould Manuscripts at Bonhams

New York - On December 5, Bonhams Books and Manuscripts sale will offer Glenn... read more

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

New York — The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New... read more

Russian Literary First Editions Coming up at Christie’s

London--On 28 November, Christie’s will present the single owner auction Russian Literary First Editions... read more

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March/April 2004
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San Francisco fair buzz, Block on the block, book arts booster, first aid for books.
Literary Lotte
Rare author photos surface in the Jacobi archive.
— Lotte Jacobi pioneering portraits have been rediscovered by the art world. Book lovers should take note of her stunning author photographs, included previously unpublished images of J.D. Salinger taken during the photo shoot for the dust jacket picture on The Catcher in the Rye.
Gutenberg's Secrets
Can Technology Solve the First Printer's Mysteries?
—"The cyclotron can, if improperly tuned, drill a hole through a steel plate," said semi-retired physicist Thomas Cahill of the University of California, Davis. Researchers need to be very careful when aiming it at a Gutenberg Bible to analyze the printer's ink.
Audubon's Elephant
In a new book, Duff Hart-Davis tells of the long struggle to publish The Birds of America.
When Audubon sailed for Liverpool to find a publisher for his bird paintings, it was a fool's errand. He had failed at every business venture he had ever tried, had no training in ornithology and the only person he knew in England despised him.
OP asked bird artist David Allen Sibley about Audubon's influence on modern bird illustration. Read the full interview online.
A Firsthand Look At China's Reviving Book Trade.
—"After decades of dormancy during the devastating Cultural Revolution and its aftermath, book collecting in China is coming into its own."
Trailing Captain Cook
—"I'm interested not only in history, but in how the past is felt in the present," says Tony Horwitz, author of Blue Latitudes: Going Boldly Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before.
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