Harper Lee has passed away, but her great novel, To Kill a Mockingbird lives on, accompanied by either a second novel, Go Set a Watchman, or as many have speculated, simply the published version of an early draft that would become TKAM with much input from her editors at Lippincott, who upon reading the manuscript in 1957, asked her to rewrite it and set it twenty years in the past. TKAM was final... [more]

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Anita Loos: Hollywood Pioneer

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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]

On Collecting Books

Editing Shakespeare

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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]

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Stolen Maps and Engravings

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]

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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.