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The Morgan Presents Tolkien's Adventurous Tales and Original Illustrations

New York — This winter, the Morgan Library & Museum offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity... read more

Al Hirschfeld's Marx Brothers Drawing Tops Illustration Art Auction

New York­-Swann Galleries’ auction of Illustration Art on December 6 saw a bustling auction... read more

The Roger Casson Library of Polar Exploration, Travel & Local History Heads to Auction

An important private library of polar exploration, travel and local history books, including many... read more

Original Star Wars Designs Achieve Top Lot at Bonhams

London--A sketchbook showing the original hand-drawn costume designs for key characters in Star Wars... read more

The Getty Museum Presents "Artful Words: Calligraphy in Illuminated Manuscripts"

Los Angeles - The written word was a major art form in the premodern... read more

Olmsted's 1859 Letter Describing his Vision for Central Park to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A handwritten letter from renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to... read more

Works by Tolkien, Drawings, and Photography on View This Winter at the Morgan

New York — The 2019 winter season at the Morgan Library & Museum continues... read more

Sotheby's Geek Week Auctions Total $7.4 Million in NY

New York - Sotheby’s Geek Week auctions concluded Friday in New York with a... 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