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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
January 2009
Contents37
Maritime journals

special report

Let Freedom Ring

David Pettus, a nautical library collector and the former president of the San Francisco National Maritime Park Association, reveals the private journal of a young British navy lieutenant who died fighting the 19th-century African slave trade.

Featured Columns

Sold@Auction

Flush This Book

Ian McKay finds a 19th-century Johnny-on-the-Spot disguised as a book. Also, rare editions of works by Evelyn Waugh, Madeleine L’Engle, Jack London, Raymond Breton and others, sold last year.

Departments

Digest

Inaugural Follies

This month’s First Family inaugurals may be historic, but Marvin Kranz, the Library of Congress’s retired American History specialist, says he’s seen it all before.

Vintage Rose Bowl

The New Year’s Day Rose Bowl is nothing new. Vintage Rose Bowl photos and memorabilia, a collectors’ thirty-yard-dash of them, date back to 1890.

Dear Reader

Resolved: To Wise Up, a Little Bit

Fine Book's editor Ann J. Loftin offers her first message to our readers.

Quotes & Comments

Printed Matters

Loyal readers respond to the new format.

Calendar

Find book fairs and auctions in your area or around the world.

Gently Mad visits British Columbia

Gently Mad

Viva Vancouver

Nicholas Basbanes finds book culture vibrant in Vancouver.

Book arts

Book Arts

The Da Vinci Creed

Richard Goodman talks to Peter and Donna Thomas, whose new book celebrates American ingenuity using paper handmade from okra, fennel, Spanish moss, tobacco and even marijuana.

Fine Maps

Tracking America

Derek Hayes admires the 19th-century railroad maps and brochures that sent a nation out west.