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Rare Books, Stories About Books

The Story Behind Frankenstein; Or the Modern Prometheus

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… Read More

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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Sherlock Holmes

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. Read More

First Editions, Miniseries, Rare Books, Stories About Books, Videos

The Story Behind The History of The Indian Tribes of North America

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… Read More

Rare Books, Stories About Books

The Story Behind Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

In January of 1851, a 40 year old homemaker and mother of six received $300 from a Washington D.C. newspaper to write a short antislavery narrative. Staying up nights after… Read More

Rare Books, Stories About Books

5 Shakespeare Editions We Love

It may seem strange that the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s works did not appear until seven years after his death, and that 17 of the 36 plays had never… Read More

Miniseries, Rare Books, The Bible in English

The Bible in English: Part 4

In the final part of his miniseries on the Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg hicks offers advice on how to build a collection and where to start.  … Read More

Miniseries, Rare Books, The Bible in English

The Bible in English: Part 3

In the third installment of his miniseries, the Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks examines more of the translations that matter. Read More

Miniseries, Rare Books, The Bible in English

The Bible in English: Part 2

In the second part of his mini-series, The Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks explores the translations that matter. The story of the Bible in English becomes even… Read More

Miniseries, Rare Books

The Bible in English: Part 1

In the first part of this miniseries, Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks reveals why the printing in English of the Bible changed the world forever. While the importance of the… Read More

Rare Books, Stories About Books

Inspired by the Greats

That great poets imitate and improve, whereas small ones steal and spoil. When W. H. Davenport Adams wrote positively about the poet Tennyson in his article “Imitators and Plagiarists” in… Read More