Herman Melville

Swann Galleries to Offer Newly Surfaced Volumes from Melville’s Personal Library

New York — Swann Galleries is poised to offer a rare look at Herman Melville’s personal library in a timely sale announced on the eve of the author’s bicentennial. Two volumes of Greek & Roman classics owned—and heavily annotated—by Melville are set to come across the block in Fine Books & Manuscripts on October 10.

In Herman Melville’s bicentennial year, which he shares with Walt Whitman, Chronicle Books has published a new pop-up retelling of his most famous work, Moby-Dick. Alongside striking typography, the rich linocut artworks by French artist Joëlle Jolivet portray ten key chronological moments in shadowbox style. Argentinian paper engineer Gérard Lo Monaco then applied his talents to the mechanical side of things.

First Editions, Ephemera & Art at NBA's January Auction

[ITHACA, NY] National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, will host a Sunday, January 29th auction featuring a broad range of rare antique and vintage books, as well as a large collection of intriguing ephemera and artwork. Of particular note are rare first editions of the 19th century and modern titles, as well as a very large collection of signed modern first editions. The books in these collections are impressive both for their quality and condition. Also offered will be a select group of estate furniture and other antiques.