Spring 2020

Our society’s fascination with cellphones and other distracting novelties was not born in the current Internet Age, but started with astrolabes and other scientific instruments in the Renaissance. These early technologies inspired the artists and writers who founded the humanities in the first place. What inventions did they think were vital for them to survive and for the arts to

April 22, 2020, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day. The activism that led to that historic 1970 celebration of conservation was grounded in a rich literary heritage. Susan Fenimore Cooper, Henry David Thoreau, George Perkins Marsh, John Burroughs, and John Muir, among others, sowed the seeds of environmentalism before it was even called that. In the twentieth century BC—

This year’s suffrage centennial puts the spotlight on women’s history, four centuries of which are preserved in the Dobkin Family Collection of Feminism. Its founder, the Manhattan-based philanthropist Barbara Dobkin, has devoted substantial time for three decades to acquiring tens of thousands of books and manuscripts related to women’s lives and

This year, Devon Eastland joins the Swann Auction Galleries team as a senior specialist in Early

Last year was a record-setting year for Hindman Auctions. Not only did sales for the Books

Today, it’s easy to take for granted the importance of the Constitution of the United States, but in 1787, its

On March 26 at 10:30 a.m. GMT, London-based Forum Auctions will host a sale to distribute the