We're debuting a new recurring feature this week, in which I detail the top items that caught my eye as I perused new listings on the website and new catalogs announced by members. This is no more than a reflection of my idiosyncrasies, interests, and unfailing ability to be distracted by colorful photos and vintage adverts, but hopefully they will highlight the range of amazing books and other items... [ more ]

We first learned that Jack Hanrahan died from his friends Rusty and Veta Mott, who wrote to us, "It is with sadness that we yet again pass along the news of the death of a wonderful friend and colleague. Jack Hanrahan, of Wells, Maine, died at 7:30 last night, age 85. Jack, a long time member of ABAA, was a man who contributed to the world not only as an antiquarian bookseller, but as a Milton schola... [ more ]

The following item was reported stolen: Pater, Walter (Translation). Song of Demeter and her Daughter Persephone. Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1902. 32mo. Full brown leather. Book Condition: Very good with edges lightly rubbed. The spine is rubbed and very subtly rolled. Front hinge is slightly weak. Gilt top edge. Rare. One of 10 copies on Japan vellum in leather. Designed and lettered by Ralph ... [ more ]