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Six Folio Society Books Selected as Finalists for the British Book Design & Production Awards 2017

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AntiquarianAuctions.com Auction #61 Highlights, August 24-31

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Rare Documents, Books, and Relics Are Up for Bid in University Archives’ Online-Only Sale

WESTPORT, Conn. - A fantastic selection of autographed documents, manuscripts, books and relics are... read more

Trove of Polaroids Taken of Madonna in 1983 Offered for Sale

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - A complete set of 66 original Polaroid photos of... read more

Yeats: The Family Collection at Sotheby's in September

18 August 2017—The collection of one of Ireland’s most important families of the last... read more

Ukrainian Anti-Nazi Propaganda Postcards in the Spotlight at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

“Two bears, two bears, thrashed the peas, Two roosters, two roosters took it to... read more

Spirited Bidding in Americana, Travel & Exploration, History & Cartography at PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries saw strong prices realized in their August 10th sale of Americana -... read more

Graham Nash Collection of Underground Art Tops $6.3-Million Comics Event at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) - Singer/songwriter Graham Nash’s collection of Underground Comix art... read more

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Feature

All We Are Saying…
The Fine Books Top Twenty

Our report on the top book and manuscript auction sales in 2008 finds collectors willing to pay just about anything for religion and rock music. By P. Scott Brown & Ian McKay

Featured Columns

Sold@Auction

A Jungle Out There

Fine Books’ imperial columnist Ian McKay finds a 19th-century panorama of British troops on the march through Bengal—that unfurls to 20 feet long.

Departments

Digest

Desperate Times

Are we déjà vuing the 1930s all over again? Two views of the stimulus package that launched FDR’s New Deal.

Bad Love

The Utah forger who sold a fake journal by Mormon apostle William McLellin is in jail, but now McLellin’s real journal has surfaced. And who found it? The man who bought the fake.

Running with Scissors

A Seattle-area museum lets 12 contemporary artists go crazy with books.

Dear Reader

Love in a Cold Climate

Where some see hard times for the book business, Susan Benne, executive director of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), sees opportunity.

Quotes & Comments

Blogrolling

From the Fine Books blog

Calendar

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

BOOK ARTS

At Home in the Natural World

Richard Goodman talks to Abigail Rorer, whose Lone Oak Press drew honors at last month’s CODEX festival in Berkeley. An illustrator, printer and master woodblock engraver, Rorer richly deserves her high reputation among book artists.

THE FINE BOOKS INTERVIEW

Portable Pages downloadBedside Manor

A New Jersey neurologist’s collection of American magazines proves that whatever happens to the embattled print industry, America’s favorite bedside reading material is still worth piling up.

FINE MAPS

All the Presidents’ Desk

Barack Obama took custody of a 19th-century desk that sailed to the Arctic and back. Columnist Derek Hayes tells the story.