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The Story Behind The Elements of Geometrie by Euclid

  • Jan 13, 2015

Las Vegas bookseller James Russell discusses the monumental influence of Euclid’s magnum opus.
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The Story Behind The History of The Indian Tribes of North America

  • May 27, 2014

Watch this short film featuring Rebecca Romney, Manager, Bauman Rare Books, Las Vegas and the story behind the creation of one of the most famous illustrated histories by Thomas McKenney…
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The Story Behind Lolita By Vladimir Nabokov

  • Sep 30, 2013

Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap,…
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Lewis and Clark’s Account of their Expedition

  • Sep 24, 2013

In the decade following the winning of independence, there were four American plans to explore the West.  President Thomas Jefferson was the instigator of three of them. Perhaps the most…
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First Editions, Miniseries, Modern American Literature: One Bookseller's Obsession

Styles of American Prose: Quotes on War, Rebellion, and Coming of Age

  • Sep 19, 2013

In terms of prose, American Literature is by no means the only tradition with diverse styles. Entire books have been written on the subject. For the sake of brevity here,…
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The Story Behind the First Sherlock Holmes Novel: A Study in Scarlet

  • Sep 3, 2013

In 1882, a young doctor waited for patients to arrive. To pass the time, he began writing short stories.   The man named Arthur Conan Doyle later became embarrassed by…
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John Milton’s Paradise Lost

  • Aug 19, 2013

Fallen angels, angry deities and the weakness of man, all are explored in Paradise Lost, the epic poem by John Milton, who was nearly sixty when he wrote the now…
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Follies and Disasters: the four books of francisco goya

  • Jul 29, 2013

Francisco José de Goya produced four major series of etchings in his lifetime. The first, Los Caprichos (Caprices), the artist finished and published as a rather ambitious book of 80 captioned…
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The Greatest Year in American Literature

  • Jul 25, 2013

Was 1929 the greatest year in American literature?  I think so.  1850-1855 had a run that’s still unmatched: The Scarlet Letter (1850), Moby-Dick (1851), Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), Walden (1854), and…
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Zebulon Pike: Account of Expeditions

  • Jul 22, 2013

In 1806, as Lewis and Clark were wending their way homeward, the Governor of the Louisiana Territory, James Wilkinson, summoned his protégé Zebulon Pike to his office. Captain Pike had proven…
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