Winter 2018

Mary Shelley’s Monsterpiece

For its bicenntennial, science and technology educators breathe new life into Frankenstein

By Jonathan Shipley

A Madness Most Discreet

The tortured history of Charles and Mary Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare

By Michael Peck

2018 Collector’s Resource Guide

Gently Mad

Booked in Maine

In the footsteps of Hawthorne, Longfellow, and Stowe


Black Heritage Collections in SoCal

book Salvaged from the Sea

art Leon Loughridge

object Political Memorabilia


Rare Map of Chicago

A coveted pre-fire panorama

In View

Historian with a Camera

Mathew Brady’s portrait photography

Beyond the Basics

Fake (Book) News

The Caveat Book Shop

Fine Maps

Fathoming the Ocean Floor

Marie Tharp’s underwater discovery

In the Library

Medieval Treasure Bindings

The Morgan Library's bling


Austen, Brontë & Rowling Shine

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, and fine art

On the Block

The Yeats Family Collection

Painters & poets inspire bidders

How I Got Started

Louise Erdrich

Collector John Reinhart