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"Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes" Opens at Winterthur

WINTERTHUR, DELAWARE -- Grab your detective hat. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is opening... read more

Scarce Photobooks & Iconic Modern Images at Swann Galleries' April Photographs Sale

New York—On Thursday, April 20, Swann Galleries will offer Images & Objects: Photographs &... read more

Warhol Screenprint of Greta Garbo Soars to $52,000 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

CRANSTON, R.I. - A screenprint in color, accented with diamond dust of screen legend... read more

NEH Grant Supports Ransom Center's Writers Without Borders Project

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin... read more

The 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography Submission Deadline Approaches

The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded again in 2018 and is... read more

Bob Dylan's 1961 Handwritten Lyrics for a Song about Wisconsin to be Auctioned

LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2017 - Original handwritten lyrics by musician and Nobel Laureate... read more

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair Offers One-of-a-Kind Books

Washington, D.C. - March 28, 2017 - In an era torn by partisan division... read more

Civil War Arms & Autographs at Worth Auctions  

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

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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