Categories for First Editions

First Editions, Miniseries, Rare Books, Rare Books 101

Rare Books 101: How to Begin Collecting Rare Books

If you’ve ever thought about collecting first editions, but didn’t know where to start, this post is for you. Here are 5 tips from me on how to begin collecting. Read More

First Editions, Illustrated Books You've Never Heard Of, Miniseries

Aubrey Beardsley’s Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur

I’ve mentioned more than once the influence of Aubrey Beardsley on the artists featured in this miniseries – e.g., Kay Nielsen (see “Tales from the Old North”) and Harry Clarke… Read More

First Editions, Miniseries, Rare Books, Stories About Books

The Story Behind the First Edition of Ulysses by James Joyce

The first edition of perhaps the greatest English book of the 20th century was published by a bookstore, in Paris, which had never printed a book before, and never would… Read More

First Editions, Legends of Photography, Miniseries, Rare Books

Ballet by Alexey Brodovitch

This is one of my favorite photobooks. It has it all – moving images, superb design and a great story. It stands as a one-of-a kind testament to the innovation of… Read More