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Waverly's Feb. 28 Auction Spotlights Presidential Material & First Editions

Falls Church, Virginia - A letter written by Abraham Lincoln in the early days... read more

Boston Athenaeum Announces Expansion

Boston—The Boston Athenæum, a distinguished and vibrant independent library and cultural institution, announces its... read more

NY International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to Park Avenue Armory March 7-10

New York—The beloved New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) produced by Sanford L.... read more

Littmann Collection of German Expressionism & Avant-Garde at Swann March 5

New York-Swann Galleries’ March 5 auction boasts property from the Ismar Littmann Family Collection,... read more

"Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper" Opens March 2

New York - Photography on paper was born in 1839 in England at Lacock... read more

The Morgan Announces the Restoration of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library

New York-The Morgan Library & Museum announced today the exterior restoration of J. Pierpont... read more

UK Exhibition Of Rare Antarctic Books for Shackleton's 145th Birthday

To celebrate the 145th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's birth, Jonkers Rare Books are pleased... read more

Special Exhibition of William Mortensen's Photography at the NYC Book & Ephemera Fair

New York — His work was startling and new. It had the power to... read more

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
March/April 2006Features
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Buy it Now!
The $100,000 wonders, an illustrated list of the 237 items that sold at auction in 2005 for more than a hundred grand, are online at www.finebooks50.com
The Fine Books 50
— Our annual report on the top book, map, and autograph sales, including ten items that sold for more than $1 million.
Unmasking a Literary Legend
— He may not be as famous as James Frey, but the career of Theodore Bachaus is rife with false leads, mistaken identify, and literary mystification.
Columns
Gently Mad
— Mitchell Kaplan, the current president of the American Booksellers Association, is the founding spirit of the Miami Book Fair.
Fine MAPS
— John Franklin, arctic explorer
Fine Presses
— Janus Press
Beyond the Basics
— Collecting limited editions
How I Got Started
George Ong collects the history of bibliography.
DEPARTMENTS
Digest
One hundred years of bookselling, upcoming auctions, collecting artists’ letters, and more
Book Reviews
Fine Pick: Andrew Delbanco’s new biography of Herman Melville; Mongo; a sojourn at Shakespeare & Co., and more
On the Market
Collecting the evolution controversy
Auction Report
— Highlights of book auctions worldwide