Entries from March 2018

Rare Book News

By Rich Rennicks

The 2018 New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is behind us, and the reviews have been very positive. Several magazines ran previews focusing on dealer's highlights in the weeks before the fair... [more]

A box of books went missing during load-out for the recent New York Antiquarian Book Fair. In addition to other material, the box contained: Sanders, Knave of Hearts Raoul Whitfield, Danger Zone Anony... [more]

Browse the latest catalogs, newsletters, and e-lists of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, much more from the members of the ABAA. Cover image: Alexander and Eliza Hamilton (From S... [more]

Pittsburgh Area Thefts


Detectives from the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, located in Pittsburgh PA, are currently investigating the theft of multiple rare books, folios, maps, plates, etc., which occurred over... [more]

Missing: Principles of Population


This item was sold using a presumably stolen cc number and likely will be attempted to be resold on the market. Please contact ABAA HQ if offered. ALISON, Archibald (1792-1867). The Principles of Popu... [more]

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]

Many ABAA members are exhibiting at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair (March 8-11, 2018) -- after all, it is the largest rare-book fair in the US! -- and are publishing catalogs of the fantastic item... [more]