book illustration

An incredible collection of pen-and-ink illustrations for the 1906 edition of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds goes to auction tomorrow in Beverly Hills. Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corrêa, whose imagination was spurred after reading a French edition of the science fiction classic, produced some sketches of tripod aliens and death rays and brought them to Wells in London.

Eric Carle Museum to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

[February 28, 2012, Amherst] In November 2012, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, will kick off its 10th anniversary with a year of special events, including parties, exhibitions, festivals, professional workshops, and family activities. The Carle, which opened its doors November 22, 2002, has become a major cultural resource in its young life, drawing more than a half million visitors from around the world and engaging audiences of all ages in picture books.

Bloomsbury to Auction Richard Harris Collection

Bloomsbury Auctions is delighted to offer the renowned Richard Harris Collection of American and British colour plate books on Natural History. The $3-4million collection which was formed over 40 years ago is fresh to the market and is a two part sale bestriding the Atlantic. The first auction will be held in Bloomsbury’s New York saleroom off Rockefeller Plaza on 13th October while the second will be held on 3rd November in Bloomsbury House in central London.

CA Rare Book School

In August 2010, California Rare Book School will offer 8 week-long courses
(M-F, for a total of 40 hours of instruction) on topics of interest to
librarians, archivists, booksellers, collectors, and students.

Week 1: 2-6 August 2010

Course: Book Illustration Processes to 1900
Faculty: Terry Belanger, Director Emeritus, Rare Book School, University of

Course: Descriptive Bibliography
Faculty: Bruce Whiteman, The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA

Course: Rare Book Cataloging