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

The ABAA is accepting entries for the 2023 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, which is jointly administered by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS), the Grolier Club, and the Center for the Book and the Rare Books and Special Collections Division (Library of Congress). The National Collegiate Book Collecting Con... [ more about 2023 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest]

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... Mumbo Jumbo by Ismael Reed Garden City: Doubleday, 1972. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Original black cloth with red endpapers in supplied dust jacket. 23 photographs. 223 pp. Tape shadows to endpapers and covers; evidence of b... [ more about Weekly Highlights]

Recently, I got the opportunity to contribute a short article about the multi-talented architect, engraver, collector, writer, and naturalist Simon Schijnvoet (1652-1727) to the website of the Panpoëticon Batavûm (in Dutch). Schijnvoet not only was a moralistic and witty writer with great knowledge of history and natural philosophy, but he also designed the cabinet called the Panpoëticon Batavûm.... [ more about Simon Schijnvoet in the Panpoëticon Batavûm]