Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Rare Books

The Weird and the Wonderful: Metropolitan Opera Fine Art

Less a book than a portfolio of rare art prints, this collection of limited edition poster prints–each one of just 25–displays the innovative poster art created for the Metropolitan Opera…. Read more

Tenniel illustration from Alice in Wonderland

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

The Illustrative Processes: Wood Engravings

At the end of the 18th century, Thomas Bewick flipped over a dense piece of boxwood and, with that simple gesture, he transformed the art of relief printmaking. Bewick discovered… Read More

Cover of They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Literature, Moderns, Rare Books

The Weird and the Wonderful: Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

To be clear, Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? isn’t weird. It does, however, concern a period in American history in which something extremely weird captured the public imagination:… Read More

Durer's Four Horsemen Woodcut

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Illustrative Processes: Woodcuts

The modest woodcut leads the way as the earliest form of printmaking in the Western world. While technically the simplest of all illustrative processes, it is also the most difficult… Read More

Photographic portrait of Winston Churchill

Great Leaders

Collecting Churchill

Churchill may be the 20th century’s most beloved leader. As prime minister, his stirring World War II speeches roused a population on the brink of defeat and inspired them to… Read More

Rare Books

The Holidays at Bauman Rare Books

Christmas is a holiday steeped in tradition. Christmas trees, advent calendars, and mincemeat pies all go back at least a century. At Bauman Rare Books, we have our own Christmas… Read More

Stephen King's Signature

Rare Books

Collecting Stephen King: Six Early Books

When asked why he wrote, Stephen King responded, “There is nothing else I was made to do.” With a growing bibliography of 63 novels, roughly 200 short stories, and a… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Rare Books

The Weird and the Wonderful: Metropolitan Opera Fine Art

Less a book than a portfolio of rare art prints, this collection of limited edition poster prints–each one of just 25–displays the innovative poster art created for the Metropolitan Opera…. Read More

silver and ivory hornbook

Rare Books

The Weird and The Wonderful:
The Silver and Ivory Hornbook

This week, “The Weird and the Wonderful” is taking a look at one of my favorite Bauman items: our ivory and silver hornbook. While most hornbooks were educational devices–functional, utilitarian–this… Read More

Rare Books

Preserving Rare Books: Paper Repair and Reinforcement

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, books have it rough. The price of reading–no matter how careful you are–is a certain amount of wear and tear. It’s no wonder… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

The Weird and The Wonderful:
Arthur Szyk’s War Orphans

This week, I want to take a look at one of my favorite pieces: Arthur Szyk’s War Orphans. Read More