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Stories About Books12.18.14
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Giving and Collecting Rare Children’s Books: 20th Century

The previous post featured classic children’s books from the 19th century by Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Carlo Collodi, and Frances Hodgson Burnett. Now…


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Stories About Books12.12.14

Giving and Collecting Rare Children’s Books: 19th Century

First editions of The Jungle Books (BRB #101753)

Children’s books are one of the most popular subjects for giving and collecting rare books. Who can resist the charms of the memorable stories and characters from the classic works…


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Stories About Books12.5.14

Giving and Collecting Rare Books by 20th-Century Leaders

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Rare books and autographs of important 20th century political, military, and civil rights leaders are a perennial favorite for collecting and gifts. This post will guide you through a selection…


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Stories About Books11.29.14

Giving and Collecting Rare Books on Economics

“…he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand….”

Many of our clients purchase rare books on economics and finance as holiday gifts or for their own collections. If you aren’t sure where to start or are looking for…


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Stories About Books11.18.14

The Story Behind Frankenstein; Or the Modern Prometheus

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A stormy evening closes in on a villa not far from Lake Geneva. The group of friends gathered there read ghost stories to pass the time. Inspired by these tales…


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Stories About Books10.29.14

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Sherlock Holmes

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Watch a short film featuring Las Vegas bookseller Embry Clark discussing the ups and downs Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endured while living with his most famous creation Sherlock Holmes.


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Stories About Books10.20.14

Spotlight: Blake’s “Visionary Heads” Drawing of Wat Tyler

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You can see what I do if you choose. Work up imagination to the state of vision, and the thing is done. –William Blake


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Stories About Books10.7.14

Three Must-See Books in Our New York Gallery in Autumn 2014

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Visiting New York for the holiday season? Here are three of our favorite rare books on display at our gallery on Madison Avenue.


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Stories About Books9.22.14

We Read Banned Books

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We all know that books burn—yet we have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can…

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Book Talk with University of Iowa Special Collections

The University of Iowa Special Collections has produced four more wonderful videos from their visit to Bauman Rare Books in Las Vegas. The video featured above gives a deliciously close…

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A visit from University of Iowa Special Collections

We had a special visit from the folks at the University of Iowa Special Collections last month during the Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference of the ALA. University of Iowa’s…

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