Thew New Antiquarian is the blog of the Antiqurian Booksellers' Association of America

Browse the latest catalogs, newsletters, and e-lists of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, and much more from the members of the ABAA below. (Also includes podcasts, blog posts, and other digital formats.) *New* indicates any catalogs added this week. AARDVARK BOOKS/EZRA THE BOOKFINDER Recent Acquisitions Featured item: IL FILOCOPO, DI NUOVO RIVEDUTO, CORRETTO, ET ALLA SUA VERA LE... [ more about Latest Catalogs of Rare Books]

Our members list new acquisitions and recently cataloged items almost every day of the year. Below, you'll find a few highlights from these recent additions... Moon Rocket: An All-Action Pop-Up Picture Storybook by Kubasta England: Brown Watson, 1986. Paper Covered Boards. As New. 4to. Very hard-to-find reprint of Kubasta's Tip + Top and the Moon Rocket, originally published in 1964. In terrific shap... [ more about Selected Highlights]

This fascinating blog post about the history of vellum and parchment is written by Richard Norman, an experienced British bookbinder now living in France, where he runs Eden Wookshops with his wife and fellow bookbinder, Margaret, specializing in Family Bibles and liturgical books. The article originally appeared on www.edenworkshops.com, and is reprinted below with the author's permission. --Editor ... [ more about The History Of Vellum And Parchment]