The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) is a division of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), which itself is part of the American Library Association (ALA). As the RBMS website states, “RBMS strives to represent and promote the interests of librarians who work with rare books, manuscripts, and other types of special collections.” Each year, the RBMS holds a conference ... [ more ]

The following items have been reported missing: CHRISTIE, Agatha. Autographed letter signed ("Agatha Christie"), Winterbrook House, Wallingford, Berkshire, 20 August 1972. HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). Autograph letter signed ("Aldous"), to Denver. Los Angeles, 2 January 1959. GANDHI, Indira. Autographed letter signed ("Indira Gandhi"), as Prime Minister of India, to an unnamed recipient, New Delhi, 19... [ more ]

Browse the latest catalogs, newsletters, and e-lists of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, much more from the members of the ABAA. Image above: plate from "The Monuments & Art of Roman Italy - With 166 Engravings, by Jean Barbault (1718-1762) offered by Liber Antiquus, from their latest catalog, RBMS 2018. " (Philadelphia): Moore College of Art, 1984, found in Brian Cassidy, Books... [ more ]