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

Los Angeles - A handwritten letter from renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead 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

The Getty Museum Presents "Spectacular Mysteries: Renaissance Drawings Revealed"

Los Angeles - During the Italian Renaissance—the period from about 1475 to 1600 that... read more

Charles Dickens Handwritten Signed "Christmas Carol" Quote Sold for $23,597 at Auction 

Boston—A Charles Dickens handwritten signed quotation from “A Christmas Carol” sold for $23,597 according... read more

World Records for both Harry Potter & Einstein's "God" Letter at Christie's

New York - Christie’s December 13 sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts realized... read more

Potter & Potter Auctions' December Vintage Travel Poster Sale Takes Off

Chicago — Potter and Potter's December 1st Vintage Travel Poster Sale was first class... read more

52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to Oakland, February 8-10, 2019

Oakland, CA - The 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, recognized as one of... read more

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Contents Summer 2014

What You Get for $1 Million (and More)

By Ian McKay and Rebecca Rego Barry

A baker’s dozen of books and manuscripts reached seven figures at auction over the past year.

The Map Thief

By Michael Blanding

An esteemed rare map dealer pocketed at least a hundred maps from university libraries between 2002 and 2005, when he was finally caught.

Biblio 360

Your guide to the world of book and fine art collecting, including details on hundreds of events and exhibits to attend, more than 75 clubs or membership libraries to join, and 50 book fairs to browse, plus classes, lectures, and more!

 

Featured Columns

Gently Mad

Bewildering Variety

By Nicholas A. Basbanes

The Huntington Library showcases its depth

Record-Breaker

There and Back Again

By Ian McKay

Gordon Waldorf’s pristine first edition of The Hobbit

Book Art

French Lessons

By Richard Minsky

An interview with bookbinder Donald Glaister

Beyond the Basics

In Praise of Author Bibliographies

By Joel Silver

Layman’s bibliography provides an indispensable resource

In the Library

Impaled and Quartered

By Heather Wolfe

The Folger Shakespeare Library explores coats of arms

Fine Maps

The Great War and Modern Cartography

By Jeffrey S. Murray

The AEF's not-so-secret weapon: better maps of the Western Front

Sold@Auction

Modest Delights

By Ian McKay

A landmark of gay literature, an early slave narrative, and a Phantom Lady comic

On the Block

Gorey Details

By Jeremy Dibbell

Sam Speigel's first-rate collection of Edward Gorey

How I Got Started

Miniature Books

Collector Patricia Pistner

Digest

Read Online

When books go missing

Book: Letterpress Shakespeare

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Art: Penguin’s Drop Caps Series

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Object: Art Deco Bookends

Plus

FineBooksmagazine.com

Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments

Marketplace