Stephen King's Signature
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Collecting Stephen King: Six Early Books

When asked why he wrote, Stephen King responded, “There is nothing else I was made to do.” With a growing bibliography of 63 novels, roughly 200 short stories, and a… Read more

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

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… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

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,… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

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… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

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… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

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… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

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… Read More

Rare Books 101

About Bauman Rare Books

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

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… Read More

19th Century, Literature

Mark Twain’s Controversial Masterpiece

Mark Twain is one of America’s greatest writers, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is his defining novel, popular and controversial from the time of its publication in 1885 to this… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Travel

Captain Brinkley’s Japan

The Meiji era (1868-1912) was marked by Japan’s opening to the West, to the new Western technology as well as Western ideas of modernization. During this crucial time in the… Read More