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    Three Must-See Books at the Las Vegas Gallery this July

    The 1808 edition of Robert Blair’s The Grave—the first to be illustrated by William Blake Less than 600 copies were printed of this work that contains 12 plates by William Blake. Although Blake was trained as an engraver, his creations for The Grave were engraved by someone else because of a dispute with the publisher. […]

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Welcome to our blog. We write about the stories behind great works in literature. Our miniseries cover various topics throughout the year. Our current topics are:

- The Unexpected
- Forgotten Founding Fathers
- Polar Disasters and the Madmen Who Perpetrated Them

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The Bible in English: Part 4

In the final part of his miniseries on the Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg hicks offers advice on how to build a collection and where to start.   Imagine you’re a potential collector, or someone who’s just gotten started.  What are your options?   Fortunately, there are many points of entry for you, […]


The Bible in English: Part 3

In the third installment of his miniseries, the Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks examines more of the translations that matter.


The Bible in English: Part 2

In the second part of his mini-series, The Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks explores the translations that matter. The story of the Bible in English becomes even more intriguing when you look more closely at its origins and evolution.  Massive tomes have been written about the subject, but there are a number […]