Latest Rare Book Catalogs

Latest Rare Book Catalogs

“For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”  John Milton, Areopagitica The great Engl... [ more ]

Buying Rare Books as Gifts

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ABAA member John Schulman of Caliban Book Shop has some advice for anyone considering buying antiquarian or rare books as gifts, and explains how to use the ABAA's website and how to work with ABAA dealers to your best advantage. So it's crunch time and you need a gift for a booklover. When people come into our store asking us to find the perfect item, the first questions we have are about the recipi... [ more ]

Still Missing: James Joyce Ulysses

On December 1, 1997, I sent an e-mail to many booksellers in New England and the eastern United States, alerting them that a copy of the first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses had been stolen from my bookstore. That was 19 years ago, and the book is still missing. Here are the details: Joyce, James: Ulysses. Paris, Shakespeare & Co, 1922, first edition, #543/1000 copies of the issue not signed by Joy... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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The 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on February 10-12, 2017, at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Featuring the collections and rare treasures of over 200 booksellers ...

February 10th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017

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