The wonderful and often whimsical world of children's books entrance youth today, just as in the 19th century. In addition to those who enjoy them purely for the tales and adventures, children's literature is a fascinating collecting interest. In this 7 Essentials column, some essential tips and information about children's books and collecting them...
Not only did Anne Frank own a copy of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" that is coming to auction May 5 through Swann Galleries, but she signed it.
Discovered buried in a $10 box of sheet music purchased at an estate sale decades ago, an early map of Texas was auctioned for $10,000 recently in Dallas.
At a recent sale presented by RR Auctions, the archives of late author Mario Puzo, who brought the story of the 'Godfather' to the public, was sold.
Although cherished by each new owner, books that have been dutifully passed down from generation to generation sometimes don’t survive in one piece. Jim “Book Man” Andrews is doing all he can to help preserve literary heirlooms
The 1865 diploma received by Richard T. Greener, the first African-American man to graduate from Harvard College, is headlining the Aug. 6 sale at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
A photograph of Princess Elizabeth, circa 1942, took top lot, with a final bid of $8,791 during a June 5 autographs auction offered by Fraser’s Autographs and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
As filming of the movie 'The Hobbit' wraps, a first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 masterpiece novel is heading to auction April 11 in London.
The bird is the word, at least for part of the Feb. 10 Fine Books & Manuscript auction at Bonhams' Los Angeles location, as several lots of antique and vintage ornithological titles are pegged to realize upwards of $15,000.
Writings by Orson Wells, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Queen Elizabeth I, J.R.R. Tolkien are headlining a Rare Manuscript, Document and Autograph auction going on now through Feb. 12 at RR Auction.