Browse the latest catalogs, newsletters, and e-lists of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, much more from the members of the ABAA. Image above: "1893 National Garment Cutter Book of Diagrams," item #73 in Joslin Hall Rare Books and Ephemera's latest catalog, Fashionista. Please note, this list is updated weekly, usually on Wednesdays. *New* indicates any catalogs added this wee... [more]

On Collecting Books

Poetry First Editions

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Every famous poet and writer started small, usually with cautious publishers who printed small batches of the first edition of their early books. For most, the cautious print runs continues, even afte... [more]

Et Cetera

Thomas Jefferson’s Ice Cream Recipe

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It's common knowledge that Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, but did you realize he was also the first American to record a recipe for ice cream? Jefferson's recipe was for vani... [more]

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About ABAA

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) is a trade association of rare booksellers that was formed 60 years ago. We have 450 members who specialize in books in all fields, as well as maps, prints, documents and autographs. While our members sell, buy, and appraise books and printed matter, our staff can assist you with finding a bookseller and with other trade-related matters.