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New World Record for Harry Potter First Edition at Bonhams

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Russian America and Polar Exploration: The Martin Greene Library at Christie’s, Dec. 7

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Christie's Books & Manuscripts Sale, Dec. 5

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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