Second Folio

Looking ahead to the Boston book fairs this weekend, we’d like to share a short list of items that show the breadth of material on offer at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair.  

In the booth of Justin Croft Antiquarian Books, for example, you may encounter the rare first

A busy week coming up in the auction rooms: here's what I'm keeping an eye on:

An online sale of English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations at Sotheby's ends on Tuesday, July 9. The expected top seller from the 292 lots is the January 24

An auction where the highest priced lot, in this case a 1632 Second Folio edition of William Shakespeare, selling for $114,000, is something of an afterthought, does not occur very often. Yet such was the case at PBA Galleries’ auction of Rare Books & Manuscripts with Early Medical Works from the George Bray Collection. True, there were a few oohs and aahs when the cornerstone of