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

ABAA Member Peter Kraus remembers bibliophile, collector, and seller Colin Franklin. I was lucky enough to have not one, but two, truly great booksellers as mentors. The first, and most important, was my cousin, Hans Kraus. From my mid teens on, he initiated me into the world of rare books, Teaching me how to use a bibliography and exposing me to everything from Egyptian Books of the Dead to a first ... [ more about Remembering Colin Franklin]

UPDATE: This item was recovered 5/18/20. The following item was reported missing and last seen at the ABAA Fair in Pasadena this past February: Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not. London: Harrison, . First edition, early issue. 79pp. Octavo in flexible black textured cloth with gilt title on front wrap. Rebacked, with original wraps. Light wear to extremities; hin... [ more about Missing: Early Issue of “Notes on Nursing” by Florence Nightingale]

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... Tratamiento de una ofrenda para pedir la lluvia : San Pablito Pahuatlan Pue by GARCIA TELLEZ, ALFONSO San Pablito Pahuatlan, Puebla, Mexico: Manuscript, 1978. Hand-made volume, 17 x 13cm, pp 28, accordion-fold pages, on indigenous amate paper... [ more about Selected Highlights]