Fall 2019 – From Ulysses S. Grant to Mahatma Gandhi
Browse an expertly curated selection of new acquisitions with the arrival of our new Fall 2019 catalog of fine rare books and historic documents. Highlights of the catalog include a rare first Latin edition of Galileo’s epoch-making Dialogo, The Bishop-Stockhausen copy of the extraordinarily rare first issue of Shakespeare’s Second Folio, a first edition of John Milton’s masterpiece Paradise Lost, the first and only printed pamphlet of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, an exceedingly rare first edition of The Diary of Anne Frank in the original Dutch, a rare signed first edition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s third book Why We Can’t Wait, and an extraordinary two-page Jack Kerouac autograph manuscript.[...] Read more
Germany's Rare Book Fair Stuttgart, 24th – 26th January 2020: Growing number of international firms, an expanded events programme and the new Young Collectors' AwardPublished on 06 Jan. 2020
As a Radio 4 documentary about book collectors airs, the Times deputy literary editor, James Marriott, who lives in a room full of volumes, admits to his problem.
In this podcast Sandra has invited collector Benjamin Zucker and looks at their roles and relationship as dealer and collector. While this podcast focusses on the current "Diamonds" exhibition, it also reveals the fascination to collect, the handling of manuscripts and the knowledge needed to deal in historical items.