Inside Spring 2024
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Feathered Beauty
Field guides spark the spirit of exploration for birders and collectors
By Santiago Flórez
Beneath a Concrete Canopy
Inside the new home of the American Museum of Natural History’s library
By Allison C. Meier
Special Section
A preview of some of the auctions coming up this spring
Gently Mad
Ink in His Veins
The Ascensius Press keeps the art of letterpress printing alive
A Sand County Almanac at 75
Fresh Takes on the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet
Spider-Man Amazes in an Astounding Sale
Rare comics soar to new heights
In View
A Photographer Vanishes
The legacy of Christian Walker
From Lighthouses to the Little Prince
A roundup of rare bindings, illustration art, and a nautical guide
Fine Maps
What Became New York
The Castello Plan mapped the 1660s life of New Amsterdam
On the Block
A Curiouser & Curiouser Collection
Rare Alice editions, letters, and an automaton in a sale of Carrolliana
How I Got Started
Fine Bindings and Bookends
Collector Bobby Gosh
Years ago, when I was researching the history of Arctic photography for an article I co-wrote, I started to look at 19th-century Arctic expedition…
It’s not easy for us to explain to non-collectors why we’re attracted to books. We each collect for different reasons, and we have a variety of…
Created between 1921 and 1924, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House was a present from childhood friend Princess Marie Louise (granddaughter of Queen Victoria)…
“Creating these books is an anthropological experience,” said Alberto Casiraghy—who also goes by Casiraghi—sitting at a table in his house-atelier as…