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Family Archive of Alexander Hamilton Letters & Manuscripts Achieves $2.6 Million at Sotheby’s New York

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National Library of Israel Acquires Valmadonna Trust Library of Hebrew Books and Manuscripts

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The Library Company of Philadelphia Names Dr. Michael Barsanti as the New Edwin Wolf 2nd Director

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"Antiques Roadshow" Announces Summer 2017 Production Tour Destinations

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Boston Athenæum Acquires Important WWII Poster Collection

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At Auction: Recently Revealed Books Rescued from 1969 Flood Date Back to 16th Century

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SPECIAL REPORT

William L. Clements (1861-1934) Went Mad for Americana—and Built his Alma Mater a Library to Show It. BY J. KEVIN GRAFFAGNINO

 

Departments

Digest

Run, Judge, Run!

Collectors of Campaign Ephemera Need You. BY F. S. NAIDEN

Digest

Canary in the Gold Mine

Manhattan Was an Avian Paradise Before the Dutch Arrived. BY NICOLE PASULKA

Dear Reader

American Beauties

We Grow Some Crazy Collectors.

Calendar

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

Featured Columns

GENTLY MAD

Tiger Tale

Princeton Gets a 50th Reunion Present: Sid Lapidus’s 18th-Century Americana Collection. BY NICHOLAS BASBANES

SUMMER READING

Poole’s Prize

My Great-Great Uncle Won a Pulitzer in 1917—But Was He Any Good?
BY ROSECRANS BALDWIN

COLLECTING@LARGE

A Greedy Woman

The Long, Delicious Shelf Life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936).
BY CYNTHIA BERTELSEN

SOLD@AUCTION

Great Scott!

A Record Price for The Great Gatsby; Poor Richard Strikes it Rich; and Graham Arader Offers Pretty Birds for Charity. BY IAN McKAY