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First Edition Isaac Newton Brings $87,000 at Swann Galleries

New York—Swann Auction Galleries held a successful sale of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific &... read more

Childe Hassam Watercolor Among 300 Works of Art to be Sold in NH

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"Rings Around the World" Exhibition and Catalogue

Accompanied by a publication by Drs. Sandra Hindman and Beatriz Chadour-Sampson “Rings Around the... read more

Bloomsbury Auctions Book Specialists from London Offer Free Book Valuations in USA

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Canada, Egypt, Polar, West at National Book Auctions This Weekend

[ITHACA, NY] National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of... read more

Scarce Signed Firsts Abound at Swann Galleries

New York— On Thursday, November 10, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of 19th... read more

"States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945-1960" Opens in Pasadena

Pasadena, CA—The Norton Simon Museum presents States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945-1960, a revelatory... read more

VMFA Completes Conservation Project to Restore and Digitize Works on Paper

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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.



-The future of the book catalog
-Bauman takes on Las Vegas
-The College Book Art Association
-Thoughts on Lee Israel

Book Reviews

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.

Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments

Catalogs Received

Calendar: Auctions & Fairs

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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