Every week, our members release catalogs of rare books, and collectors excitedly scroll through them in search of the beautiful, rare, or unexpected. Catalogs can be as general as the "New Acquisitions" a dealer has made and cataloged over the past month, or as specific and focused as catalogs devoted solely to an individual author or artist, but collectors find they learn much about rare books simpl... [ more ]

Q: What stopped me in my tracks as I perused this week's batch of new catalogs? A: Everything from the national importance of a presidential inaugural address to the particulars of a menu from a dinner in 1959. Menu: A Dinner in Honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1959) Given that I am a sucker for The Crown, Downton Abbey, and most other British television shows, spotting a menu from a formal d... [ more ]

The following Dard Hunter titles (all oversize books) have been reported stolen from the University of New Mexico's Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections; the barcode may have been on either an acid-free slip or on the outside of the box. Japanese hand-made paper :Japanese paper and paper-making, 1958 includes customs declaration dated May 24, 1961; sent to George A. Nelson, Nelson-Wh... [ more ]