Spring 2018

Out of the Drawing Room

The Library of Congress celebrates female illustrators

By Jennifer Howard

Portrait of an Artist

On the trail of a forgotten photographer

By Eve M. Kahn


Auction Guide

A preview of this season’s auctions

Rare Book Week

Our guide to the book fairs, auctions & exhibitions in NYC, March 7-14

Sponsored Content

A ‘Most Gigantic Undertaking’

A Republication of The North American Indian brings this iconic publication to new audiences.

Gently Mad

Priceless Books

An illuminating interview with Heribert Tenschert


NOLA’s Digital Newspaper Archive

book Fragmentarium

art A Photographer’s Books

object Famous Hair


The Ripley Scroll

A cryptic manuscript unfurled

Beyond the Basics

Forget First Editions

In praise of reprinted reference books

In the Library

Legal Eagles & Lady Justice

Law books with pictures

Fine Maps

Colonial Plats

George Washington, surveyor

In View

Haunting Images

William Mumler’s spirit photography


Orwell’s First, Rackham’s Last

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, and fine art

On the Block

Rare Judaica

Some silver bookbindings gleam

How I Got Started

Vintage Romance Novels

Collector Jessica Kahan