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Trove of Works on Paper by Sculptor Henry Moore Joins the Huntington’s Collections

San Marino, CA — The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today... read more

M.S. Rau Celebrates NOLA Tricentennial with "Vice & Virtue: An Exhibition of Sex, Saints & Sin"

New Orleans, LA — In honor of New Orleans’ tricentennial, M.S. Rau Antiques is... read more

J. Paul Getty Museum Announces Gifts of Photographs  

Los Angeles — The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the donations of two... read more

Disney Drawings and Ephemera Among Highlights at December 16 Auction

Los Angeles, California - “Remembering Disneyland,” a highly-anticipated public auction of over 800 rare... read more

Elite Bronx Bombers Material at Heritage Auctions' $3.8 Million "Yankee Legends" Sale 

Dallas, Texas - The most decorated franchise in baseball history continued its winning ways... read more

Thousands of Images from Gabriel García Márquez Archive Now Online

Austin, Texas — More than 27,000 images from Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s archive... read more

Fine Art & Artifacts at Worth Auctions

Ithaca, NY—Worth Auctions, located in Dryden, NY, announces the launch of their next auction... read more

Getty Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Los Angeles - Twenty years ago this month, visitors streamed to a Brentwood mountaintop... read more

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March 2009
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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.