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A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family 

Michaan’s is pleased to announce the sale of a prominent San Francisco Library consisting... read more

Art and Emblems of Friendships with the Kennedys at Bonhams' Bi-Atlantic Sales

NEW YORK — The first of Bonhams' Kennedy offerings, is a section titled the... read more

Octavia E. Butler's Archive on View for First Time

SAN MARINO, Calif.—A new exhibition opening this spring at The Huntington Library, Art Collections,... read more

Swann Galleries' Historic Photographs Sale Clears $1.5 Million

New York—On Tuesday, February 14, Swann Galleries offered Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks,... read more

The Morgan Acquires Important Drawings by Hockney, Puryear, and Camille Corot

New York, NY, February 15, 2017 — The Morgan Library & Museum announced today... read more

Audubon and Gould Among Sales at Worth Auctions

A diverse range of fine art and antiques was featured at Worth Auctions' February... read more

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Working Notebooks Lead Bonhams NY Sale

NEW YORK —Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 1835-1837 notebook containing drafts for every poem featured in... read more

Swann Galleries Presents English & Enlightenment Works In March Auction of Early Printed Books

New York— On Thursday, March 9, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Early... read more

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
October 2009
Contents46

SPECIAL REPORT

The Big Sell

The rise and fall
of door-to-door
book agents who
roamed the
continent in the
early decades of
the 20th century.
By Jeffrey S. Murray

 

Departments

DIGEST

Edgar Allan is ALIVE!

Upcoming events to honor famed poet Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday and the 160th anniversary of his death. Kimberyly Draper

Jane Austen Relived

The Morgan Library displays over 100 of Austen’s works, some of which are on view for the first time in 25 years.

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Featured Columns

Gently Mad

Remarkable Repositories: Assembling the Getty

Marcia Reed, chief curator and head of collection development at the Getty Research Institute, has helped build an astounding collection of rarities over the past 25 years. By Nicholas Basbanes

On the Block

Up, Up, and Away

Journal of the first manned balloon ascent in America; one of a kind colored plate from Airopaidia; and Charles Dickens’ toothpick. By Ian McKay

Round These Isles

Book Notes From The UK

Current events from the world of books in the UK, including the fight to protect a seaside shelter built in 1910 in Margate where T.S. Elliot did some of his writing. By Stephen Maughan