Rare Books, Stories About Books

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…
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Illustrated Books You've Never Heard Of, Miniseries

Gustave Doré: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

In the mid- to late-19th century, there emerged a publishing practice of “gift books.”  These editions were elaborately bound and often extensively illustrated.  Usually published in the fall – with…
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Stories About Books, Videos

Happy Father’s Day

Rebecca Romney, Manager of the Las Vegas Gallery of Bauman Rare Books with a story about Cormac McCarthy, The Road and fatherhood.
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Legends of Photography, Miniseries

Delicate Nocturnal Moments

After seeing the dark mystery and intrigue to be had in Paris at night in the thirties, Brassaï took it upon himself to leave no source of light or reflection…
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Illustrated Books You've Never Heard Of, Miniseries

Chris Van Allsburg’s Sleight of Hand

More than 25 years ago, a stranger named Harris Burdick entered the offices of a well-respected children’s book editor named Peter Wenders. Burdick explained that he had written 14 stories,…
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Legends of Photography, Miniseries

Caught in the Act

With photography, as with many trades, it is often beneficial to have been trained in some other medium first. The ability to see things from a different perspective often stimulates…
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Illustrated Books You've Never Heard Of, Miniseries

Kay Nielsen’s East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Nearly all fairy tales start the same way: Once upon a time.  There are plenty of variations on this theme, of course. Personally, I like: In a time when wishing still…
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Legends of Photography, Miniseries

The Original Exquisite Sin

These hand-pulled photogravures are simply breathtaking to behold, and I do not say this lightly.There is work in the world of photography that enthralls me, there is work that draws me…
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Illustrated Books You've Never Heard Of

Timlin: The Ship that Sailed to Mars

It is a truth universally acknowledged that people who work in a rare book gallery are nerds. Over time, this nerdiness is inexorably expanded – or exacerbated, depending on your…
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Rare Books 101

About Bauman Rare Books

Watch a short video that introduces rare book collecting and Bauman Rare Books.
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Rare Books 101

Rare Books 101, Part I: FAQ

So you want to learn about rare books? Welcome to Rare Books 101. In this mini-course we will be covering all the fundamentals of collecting to help you in your…
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