Entries from August 2015


First State Notes

By John Schulman

What's the difference between a first edition, first printing, first issue, and first state? Pay attention, there will be a quiz! Sometimes the most simple questions have the most complicated answers.... [more]

Rounding up the rare book news for August... Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Competition Yes, there really is an Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition. This is the guy who won it this year... Lost Colon... [more]

Ted Hughes was born on August 17, 1930. He became one of the most-famous poets of the Twentieth Century, and was Great Britain's Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998 (Poet's Laureate tradit... [more]

These following were possibly left behind in one box in Madison, Virginia: Vols. 7,8, & 9 of the 1778 2nd edition of Johnson's annotated Shakespeare Two Thomas Wolfe novels in the Easton Press full le... [more]

The latest rare book catalogs and electronic list announcements from ABAA members for August 2015. Anderson Butler Rare Books is pleased to announce their first E-list: Time and Other Interests. Boler... [more]

For 27 years, the Colorado Antiquarian Books Seminar (CABS) has provided a training ground for rare book collectors, dealers, and librarians to meet and share their knowledge. Even experienced book de... [more]


Featured Items: August

By Rich Rennicks

Virginia Woolf is on people's minds this week, as Monday was the anniversary of her marriage to Leonard Woolf, who spent his life caring for her and founded the Hogarth Press largely so Virginia could... [more]


My First Book

By James M. Dourgarian

Can you point to your first book? I can. No, it wasn't the first book I ever read, but it was the first collectible book I ever obtained. It started me on a journey that took me from nascent book col... [more]