Children's Lit

The Story Behind A.A. Milne’s Pooh Books

Click here to view our rare books by A.A. Milne. “Isn’t it funny how a bear loves honey?” One of the most familiar storybook bears is Winnie-the-Pooh created by A.A…. Read more

Children's Lit

The Story Behind A.A. Milne’s Pooh Books

Click here to view our rare books by A.A. Milne. “Isn’t it funny how a bear loves honey?” One of the most familiar storybook bears is Winnie-the-Pooh created by A.A…. Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

The Knave of Hearts Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish

Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to hear the truth of an old legend that has persisted wrongly through the ages; Read More

American Revolution

Books the Founders Read: Sidney’s Discourses Concerning Government

In this new series, I’ll highlight books that the Founding Fathers read, owned, wrote about, and were influenced by— works that were important in the creation of the United States… Read More

Rare Books 101

Rare Books as Gifts

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world…. Read More

Literature, Moderns

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

“Who is John Galt?” With this question, Ayn Rand began her final novel, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most controversial, influential, and bestselling books of the 20th century. It’s a… Read More

Civil War, History

General Grant and Mark Twain: The Story Behind Grant’s Memoirs

As changes in fortune go, the swings experienced by Ulysses S. Grant during the final chapters of his life are somewhat legendary.   From an early age Grant was preoccupied… Read More

Children's Lit

Beatrix Potter: Nature, Love and Success

Ducks, mice, kittens, and of course, rabbits. A menagerie of small creatures inhabits the pages of Beatrix Potter’s books.   As a young girl, she loved nature, feeling more at… Read More

Religion

Rare Acquisitions to Remember the Papal Visit

Here in Philadelphia, Bauman Rare Books’ hometown, a lot of people are still celebrating Pope Francis’ visit, which capped his first trip to the United States. The open-air mass he… Read More

Rare Books

5 Great Books to See in Las Vegas

  Currently on display is a presentation copy of the limited deluxe first edition of Ernest Shackleton’s Heart of the Antarctic and The Antarctic Book: signed by him and all… Read More

Literature, Rare Books 101

Collecting Camelot: Rare Arthurian Books, Part 2

  Someday, I’d like to play King Arthur in a production of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot. I long ago memorized all of Arthur’s songs and a lot of his dialogue—including… Read More