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"The Voice of Truth" and More Rarities in March 22 Auction at PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries will offer The Voice of Truth by Mormon founder Joseph Smith and... read more

The Eric Carle Museum Announces "The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons"

Amherst, MA -- In 1970, Eric Carle published The Tiny Seed, which chronicles... read more

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Announces Summer 2018 Artist-in-Residence

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is pleased to announce the next participant in... read more

Einstein and Family: Letters and Portraits at Christie’s Online, May 2-9

London-Christie’s will present Einstein and Family: Letters and Portraits, an online sale open for... read more

"Defence of Poesie" Reaches $149K at Swann Galleries

New York—On March 8, Swann Galleries held an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific... read more

New Scholarship on Famous Black Panthers Huey Newton Poster Revealed at Swann

New York—Swann Galleries’ auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana on Thursday, March 29... read more

16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes at National Book Auctions

Ithaca, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next... read more

Private Collection Launches Heritage Auctions' Rare Books Sale to $2.1+ Million

Dallas, TX - A private collection of rare, first editions offered in Heritage Auctions’... read more

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November/December 2008
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2008 Holiday Gift Guide

Compiled by Rebecca Rego Barry A baker’s dozen gift ideas for the collector who has everything.

Under Full Sail

By Joan Druett An American family turns seafaring into a publishing dynasty.

Morocco Bound

By Michael Greer An American teacher becomes an apprentice book binder.

Success and the University Press

Excerpt by Nicholas Basbanes A World of Letters details the history of the Yale University Press from 1908–2008.



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A pair of DVDs offers the rare chance to watch a master book binder at work. Plus: Books received at the FB&C offices.

On The Market

Collecting maritime books.

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Gently Mad

By Nicholas Basbanes Tales from the UCLA library.


By Derek Hayes Buying stolen maps.

Book Arts

By Richard Goodman Art Colony Editions.

Beyond the Basics

By Joel Silver Treasures in the attic.

How I Got Started

Stephen M. Matyas, Jr., collector of early reprints of the Declaration of Independence.

Auction Report

By Ian McKay Previews of noteworthy items at upcoming auctions, results of interesting items at auctions past, and a calendar of events