New York — When Johannes Gutenberg introduced moveable type to Europe in 1439, he sparked a revolution in the dissemination of knowledge that changed the world for ever. Books printed in the period from then until around 1500 are known as incunabula. Among the most famous of these – and certainly the most lavishly illustrated and beautiful – is the Nuremberg Chronicle, an extremely rare first

New York—Swann Galleries closed out the decade with a marathon sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on Tuesday, December 17. The auction brought $910,087 and saw a 93% sell-through rate.

New York—Swann Galleries closes out its 2019 fall season with an exceptional sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on Tuesday, December 17. Atlases lead the sale, with additional highlights in cartography and spectacular images from Currier & Ives.

The sale is led by Hartmann Schedel’s Liber Cronicarum cum Figuris et Ymaginibus ab Inicio Mundi

This week isn't quite as jam-packed as the last couple have been, but here's what I'll be watching:

At Christie's New York on Thursday, July 18, One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11, in

I recently found out about Smith&Press, a fairly new independent publisher that is producing incredibly useful translations and handsome facsimile editions of early printed books. They caught my eye with their recently completed four-volume translation of The Nuremberg Chronicle. So I asked the founder, Selim Nahas, about his mission and his
Later this month the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers will meet in Zurich, Switzerland, for the 24th ILAB Book Fair.

The 33-page press release issued by ILAB presents a selection of highlights in books, manuscripts, autographs, prints, posters, and photographs from 64 dealers from all over the world. Seen here are but a few fine

Nuremberg Chronicle