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Results from Potter & Potter Auctions' May 19 Gambling Memorabilia Event

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Potter & Potter Auctions' June 16 Sale to Feature the David Baldwin Magic Collection

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Heritage Auctions Announces Sponsorship of Norman Rockwell Museum's "Four Freedoms" Tour

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Bonhams to Auction Movie Posters and Memorabilia From Robert Osborne’s Personal Collection

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Einstein Manuscript & Presidential Autographs Featured at RR Auction

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Morgan Library Curators to Lead a Traveling Seminar on Drawings Connoisseurship

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Important Cartography, Audubon & More at Swann June 7

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
September 2009
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SPECIAL REPORT

Galileo Gala

400 years ago, Galileo Galilei reached for the stars when he became the first to record astronomical observations with a telescope. BY JEFFREY S. MURRAY

 

SOLD@AUCTION

Wild, Wild West

A non-transferable invitation to a hanging; Sylvia Plath’s To sir, with love; and Billie Holiday gives advice. BY IAN MCKAY

Departments

DIGEST

Quirk(y) Classics

If only Jane Austin could see her women now! BY REBECCA REGO BARRY

On the Mall

The National Book Festival later this month has quickly become our national celebration of the book. BY CHRIS LANCETTE

Calendar

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

Featured Columns

GENTLY MAD

Fine Focus

Steve Enniss, the newly name director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, looks for ways to push this unique collection forward in the new century. BY NICHOLAS A. BASBANES

FINE MAPS

One Track Minds

Railroads were originally intended to be horse-drawn. When Robert Stephenson introduced the steam powered engine, and the smell of money was apparent, the rush was on to map and lay track over vast areas of wilderness. By Derek Hayes

BOOK ARTS

A Fine Press in the City

A spilled box of type gave rise to Purgatory Pie Press, but after 9/11, it hasn’t been business as usual. BY RICHARD GOODMAN