Autumn 2019

Feature
Earlier this year, we invited hundreds of antiquarian and rare book dealers to tell us about a unique or noteworthy recent sale. Here’s an illustrated sampling of their submissions.
Autumn 2019
Earlier this year, we invited hundreds of antiquarian and rare book dealers to tell us about a unique or noteworthy recent sale. Here’s an illustrated sampling of their submissions.
Auction Guide
Letters at Forum’s September sale offer a rare look at the Beatles’ time in India.
Autumn 2019
Letters at Forum’s September sale offer a rare look at the Beatles’ time in India.
Auction Guide
This insightful collection of the arts, humanities, and sciences is up for auction on September 4.
Autumn 2019
This insightful collection of the arts, humanities, and sciences is up for auction on September 4.
Auction Guide
Photos of Oscar Wilde and Thomas Edison, plus an interesting collection of maps, round out Skinner’s diverse November sale.
Autumn 2019
Photos of Oscar Wilde and Thomas Edison, plus an interesting collection of maps, round out Skinner’s diverse November sale.
Auction Guide
Thousands of pages available at Swann Galleries’ September sale tell stories from the Underground Railroad and West Virginia’s salt mines.
Autumn 2019
Thousands of pages available at Swann Galleries’ September sale tell stories from the Underground Railroad and West Virginia’s salt mines.

Remarkable Accounts

Born a Quaker in North Carolina, Zachariah Taylor Shugart (1805-1881) spent most of his life in the Midwest, by way of Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa, according to Rick Stattler, director of the Books and Manuscripts department at Swann Galleries. A known and active participant in the Underground Railroad and abolitionist causes, it is reported that Shugart led more than 1,500 escaped slaves through Cass County, Michigan, and into Canada, with a fine team of horses and wearing a signature white hat.