One of the best things about antiques is their ability to preserve and represent the past. A recent installment of Ask the Experts prompted a trip down memory lane that involved Saturday afternoons, a telephone table and lessons in literature.
Sylvania, Ga.'s own Jewelle M. Freeland, owner of Sylvania Antiques Books Collectibles was recently named VIP Woman of the Year, by the National Association of Professional Women.
A unique piece of history will cross the auction block at Bonhams of New York July 25, when a Bible inscribed and signed by Albert Einstein is offered.
Did you know some of the most prolific writers of early Gothic literature wrote their masterpieces before they even reached the age of 25? That's not all...
Even Scrooge might have eked out a curmudgeonly smile on December 6, 2012, at Waverly Rare Books, as the hammer fell on a collection of 30 leather-bound books comprising the “Works of Charles Dickens.”
With so many books to choose from, the true challenge is limiting a collection to volumes that bring pleasure and hold value. Here you'll learn how to do just that.
Skinner, Inc. announces Devon Gray as the Director of Fine Books & Manuscripts, who brings more than 20 years experience as an expert in early books to her new role.
A rare edition of Ernest Hemingway’s first book, Three Stories & Ten Poems, brought $68,500 on Feb. 8, 2012 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $736,000 rare books auction. The exceedingly ccarce first edition of the Boy Scout bible: Scouting for Boys, by Lieut.-General R. S. S. Baden Powell realized: $10,000.
For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit...
An original Disney 1939 poster for Children's Book Week brought a hammer price of $799.50 (including buyer's premium) during National Book Auctions' Jan. 29, 2012 sale. A 1965 first printing of Cormac McCarthy's "The Orchard Keeper" fetched a hammer price of $3,240.