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Contents Spring 2019

Smugglers Blue

How Rex Stout, Egmont Arens, and Rockwell Kent teamed up to publish Casanova’s steamy Memoirs

By Chip Rowe

India’s “Incunabula”

Richard Kossow’s incomparable collection of early printed Indian books

By Pradeep Sebastian

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Rare Book Week

Our guide to the book fairs, auctions & exhibitions in NYC, March 5-12

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Auction Guide

A preview of this season’s auctions

Gently Mad

Transcendentalists in South Carolina

Joel Myerson’s collection of Emerson & friends


The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith’s million-dollar treatise

In View

Set in Concrete

Ralston Crawford’s illuminating industrial environments

Beyond the Basics

Bibliotheca Osleriana

Landmarks in science and medicine

In the Library

Orchids and Algae: Lost and Found

Victorians versus nature in Toronto

Fine Maps

South Pacific

The U.S. Exploring Expedition’s cartographic success


Magical Manuscripts and Elusive Tales

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, and fine art

On the Block

Remarkable Russians

From Puskin to Pasternak

How I Got Started

Charles Dickens

Collector Joseph R. Hageman


The legacy of NYC’s Gotham Book Mart

book: Tattoo bookbindings

art: Camp Tintype

object: Alice’s printing blocks


Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments