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

One phrase you might hear at a rare-book fair is mapbacks. No, that's not some sort of tattoo favored by rare map dealers; a "mapback" is the informal name for a series of pulp paperback books published by Dell between 1943 and 1950. Initially, the back cover of these books featured bland art, but starting with the fifth book in the series, Four Frightened Women by George Harmon Coxe, Dell added an i... [ more about Collecting Dell Mapbacks]

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... Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not (Association copy) by NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE London: Harrison, Bookseller to the Queen, 1860. First edition. Early state. Original charcoal medium-fine bead-cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Yell... [ more about Selected Highlights]