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"Law's Picture Books" Published

Talbot Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of an important new title: “Illustrated... read more

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to Open Eighth Regional Location in Atlanta 

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Getty Museum to Exhibit Rare Michelangelo Drawing

LOS ANGELES - The Getty Museum will exhibit a rare drawing by one of... read more

Pre-Fire Chicago Map Sells for $200,000 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

J.T. Palmatary's rare birds-eye view of pre-fire Chicago sold just shy of $200,000 in... read more

Princess Diana's French Lesson Book With Extensive Handwriting Among Highlights at RR Auction

BOSTON, MA - Princess Diana's sterling silver card case sold for $20,974 according to... read more

Artbook Opens Expanded Book Space at MoMA PS1

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY - On September 21, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 opens the... read more

Carbon Dating at Oxford University Finds Bakhshali Manuscript Contains Oldest Recorded Origins of the Symbol ‘Zero’

OXFORD, 14 September 2017 - The origin of the symbol zero has long been... read more

Lincoln Consignments Accepted for Dec. 2 Historical Americana Auction at Heritage

DALLAS, Texas (Sept. 12, 2017) - A rare and exceptional Abraham Lincoln: Life-size Portrait... read more

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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