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By now many of you will have heard the exciting news that scholars Jason Scott-Warren and Claire M.S. Bourne have identified John Milton as the annotator of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s copy of the First Folio.

This may be the year of Emily Brontë--her bicentenary, that is, with a major exhibition opening at the Brontë Parsonage Museum on February 1--but Forum Auctions has me dreaming about her brother Branwell. At its forthcoming January 25 sale, Forum is offering

Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (Prinicipia for short) is a hallmark book in the history of science, "perhaps the greatest intellectual stride that it has ever been granted to any man to make," according to Einstein. And as such it has long been one of those book collecting 'high spots' that can run to six and seven figures, depending upon


New York—On Thursday, November 21, Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of 19th 

On 11 June 2013 the Books and Manuscripts sale at Sotheby’s New York will include a particularly important first edition of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald which once belonged to the critic and author Malcolm Cowley. Although the sales at the time were disappointing in comparison to the author’s

Marlene Dietrich did not have the eyes of a reader; she had the eyes of a seductress. Which served her well in her long Hollywood career. But, as it turns out, she liked books. Through November 24, Henry Sotheran's Fine Books and Prints in London is holding a selling exhibition of thirty
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London, UK — Renowned rare bookseller Peter Harrington is to present to the public the unique first edition presentation copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), given by her to Lord Byron, with her autograph inscription on the front flyleaf.

This copy of the best known fiction of the Romantic era had lain untouched for more than 50
NEW YORK—Bonhams is pleased to announce the April 16 Fine Books and Manuscripts auction featuring the Michael Lerner Collection. While this auction prominently features modern literature greats, such as Ernest Hemingway and Allen Ginsburg, this sale's diversity will surely appeal to a wide variety of collectors. With books and maps that