Anita Loos: Hollywood Pioneer

Anita Loos: Hollywood Pioneer

Pioneering screenwriter Anita Loos was born on April 26, 1889. After learning her trade acting and writing one-act plays for her father's somewhat-disreputable theater troupe, Loos began submitting unsolicited scripts to film companies. D.W. Griffith directed The New York Hat, a film based on her sc... [ more ]

Editing Shakespeare

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A look at some of the items currently offered by ABAA members can present a partial, but nonetheless illuminating, history of various editors' attempts to complete, "improve," or make Shakespeare more accessible over the centuries. For a guy who's been dead for 400 years, Shakespeare gets more press than many movie stars. Every week there's another theory about what he looked like or whether he was h... [ more ]

Stolen Maps and Engravings

The following items have been reported stolen: "Comitatus Hollandia", Blaeu, 1608 (ref. Schilder VI, 70) "Comitatus Hollandia" Pieter vanden Keere, 1610 (ref. Schilder VI, 71) "Novus XVII Inferioris Germaniae Provinciarum Typus" Blaeu, 1608, 2nd state (ref. Schilder VI, 52) Cornelis van Dalen, Portret van Maurits von Siegen, engraved portrait (Hollstein 137) Lambert Visscher, Portret van Johan de Wit... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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Mark your calendars for the 41st annual Boston Antiquarian Book Fair!

November 10th, 2017 - November 12th, 2017

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