William Shakespeare

New York — Away from the silver screen, Hollywood legend Charlton Heston – best remembered as the embodiment of the strong silent hero in films such as Ben Hur and El Cid – was an avid collector of rare books. Heston’s exceptionally scarce 1673 copy of Macbeth (a play he acted in several times in his parallel career as a stage actor) comes to Bonhams Sale of Fine Literature, featuring

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., recently announced a major expansion project, adding a 12,000-square-foot public pavilion under the Folger’s lawn and updating other spaces. The 1932 building, designed by Paul Philippe Cret, will begin renovation next year in order to “expand public space, improve

In addition to important Africana, the auction will feature a wide range of items which will be of interest to international collectors.

All bidding is in US$ and no buyer’s premium is charged.

Antiquarianauctions.com is an online auction site dedicated to the sale of rare and out-of print books, maps & prints, documents, letters

Washington, DC—Contrary to popular belief, English Renaissance heralds did not play trumpets. Think of them as the earliest professional brand consultants, genealogists, and trademark protectors. They had the singular power to bestow enduring and easily recognizable symbols of status and honor upon individuals and institutions who had the proper lineage, reputation, and wealth.

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LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2014)—In commemoration

The more I learn about old books, the harder it is to enjoy the type of biblio-fiction that should appeal to me. I have always enjoyed novels that feature books, particularly antique books and manuscripts, as an essential element, e.g. Byatt's Possession, Eco's The Name of the Rose, Geraldine Brooks' People of the Book, and Martha Cooley's The Archivist, all of which I
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