Entries from April 2017

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 un... [more]


Editing Shakespeare

By Rich Rennicks

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... [more]


Stolen Maps and Engravings

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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 G... [more]

“Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.” —Janet Flanner If you think of Paris as a golden city of culture, eternally haunted by the ghosts of “lost generation” writers like Ernest Hemin... [more]


Stolen in New England

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Two books were reported stolen from a customer in New England: 1. Dante, Tutte le Opere, Ashendene Press, 1909, in a quarter, white pigskin binding over wooden boards. 2. Thomson, The Seasons, Longman... [more]

The 13 items below have been reported as lost in transit from Mertztown, PA to NYC. They were shipped via USPS Signed Priority Mail on April 3, with the last recorded tracking on April 5 in Philadelph... [more]