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World Records for Patrick Nagel, Robert McGinnis Smashed in Heritage Auctions' Illustration Art Auction

DALLAS, Texas - Important examples by Patrick Nagel and Robert McGinnis toppled world records... read more

Daniel Crouch Rare Books to Offer a Collection of Pocket Globes at TEFAF NY

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The Morgan Library Acquires Important Collection of Works by French Writer Alfred Jarry

NEW YORK, NY—The Morgan Library & Museum announced today the acquisition of one of... read more

Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair, Dec. 2-3

Northampton, Massachusetts--The region’s leading used & antiquarian booksellers and fine letterpress printers, book binders,... read more

Douglas Fairbanks Library & Civil War Books at National Book Auctions

ITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their... read more

Jimmy Van Heusen Musical Autograph Collection Comes to Swann Galleries

New York—Swann Galleries’ auction of Autographs will take place on Tuesday, November 7, with... read more

Victor Hugo's Unpublished Autograph Book of Love Letters Sells for $250,000+

Paris-The sixth part of the R. and B. L. library, devoted to the Romantic... read more

J. Paul Getty Museum Presents "Sacred Landscapes: Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts"

LOS ANGELES—Artists, intellectuals, and pious members of society in Renaissance Europe looked to nature... 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.