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The Morgan Appoints Maria L. Fredericks as Head of the Thaw Conservation Center

New York —The Morgan Library & Museum announced today the appointment of Maria L.... read more

LOC Puts Papers of President Theodore Roosevelt Online

The largest collection of the papers of President Theodore Roosevelt, documenting his extraordinary career... read more

The 42nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov. 16-18

Boston - The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair... read more

1785 Engraving of Washington & Bob Dylan's Handwritten Lyrics at University Archives Auction

Westport, CT - A rare, 1785 hand-colored portrait engraving of George Washington, printed for... read more

HistoryMiami Museum Features Former National Geographic Photographer Nathan Benn

Miami - HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate and a premier Miami cultural institution, presents... read more

Library of Congress Appoints New Chief of the Hispanic Division

The Library of Congress appointed Suzanne Schadl, academic expert in Latin American studies, as... read more

"Masters of Photography: 19th Century and Now" at Paris Photo in November

Paris - Iconic images by the earliest masters of photography—as well as contemporary artists... read more

Sotheby's Presents "The Mummy," One of the World's Rarest Movie Posters

New York—Sotheby’s presents the opportunity to acquire one of the rarest and most highly-coveted... read more

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It’s Not Christmas Without Dickens

So here’s the first book-form edition, in three volumes, of Charles Dickens’ first and wildly successful weekly periodical, Master Humphrey’s Clock (London: Chapman & Hall, 1840). Includes the first appearances of Barnaby Rudge and The Old Curiosity Shop, the whole illustrated with lavish arrays of in-text illustrations by two of Dickens’ most significant illustrators. George Cattermole’s skill with architecture and views and “Phiz” Browne’s with humor and character both flower here; Dickens, of course, wrote every word. Original maroon cloth, chemises, boxed. $2,500

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Miura’s Bindings

Master bookbinder Tini Miura studied her craft in Europe before moving to Japan in the mid-seventies where she “introduced the art of bibliophile binding to the Japanese audience.” The result? A Master’s Bibliophile Bindings, Tini Miura, 1980-1990 (Tokyo: Seikosha Co. Ltd., 1991). This catalogue includes color photographs of over 150 of Miura’s exquisite fine bindings. Fine in fine jacket. 199 pages. $75

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A Remarkable Wrinkle

An exceptionally nice copy of the stated first edition, first printing in dust wrapper of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (NY: Ariel Books Farrar Strauss & Cudahy, 1962). Faint fading on edge of boards as usual, else fine in very good plus jacketno fraying or tears. Winner of the Newbery Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, this time-travel fantasy has become a modern classic. $9,000

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Wuthering Heights

Musician and poet Patti Smith introduces The Folio Society’s new illustrated edition of Wuthering Heights, one of the most famous love stories in all of literature and the sole novel written by Emily Bront before her untimely death. Her uncompromising tale of obsession, betrayal, and revenge sparked moral outrage on publication, and to this day the fate of Heathcliff and Catherine has a haunting, unforgettable power. Rovina Cai’s atmospheric illustrations enhance this edition, which has been produced in series with the Folio edition of Jane Eyre. $69.95

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