While a generalist antiquarian bookseller, the The Book Block has sub-specialties in illustrated books, fine bindings, calligraphy and typography, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, private press, finance including the capital markets, Western Americana, and The Dance of Death. The Book Block assists clients in developing book collections. Bruce Barnett provides personal property appraisals and owing to his background as a tax attorney, he is particularly knowledgeable about IRS rules and regulations. Bruce worked closely with and helped the IRS develop the most recent tax rules governing charitable contributions of personal property. He has lectured and written about these rules. Bruce taught finance in the MBA program at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management for about five years. He studied in the MBA programs at the New York University Graduate School of Business and the University of Connecticut Graduate School of Business and later at the graduate business schools of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He earned J.D. and LL.M. (Taxation) degrees at the New York University Law School. He has lectured and written widely on tax law.
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The Orator’s Assistant, being a selection of dialogues for Schools and Academies, taken from many of the Best dramatic writings in the English language. To which are added a few Highly Esteemed pieces for Declamation. Intended for Youth of Both Sexes, as an aid in forming an Easy, Ready and Graceful Elocution
by Alexander Thomas, Jun.Worcester : Isaiah Thomas , 1797 (click for more details)
Posters The introduction of color lithography initiated a craze for poster collecting in Paris towards the end of the 19th century. Interest in posters was so great that posters were torn, usually after dark, from the hoardings where they hung for transport to homes where displayed. Interest in posters has never waned and remains high to this day. We offer a variety of books on posters including some of history’s most important.
Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft Press The Roycroft press served as an outlet for Hubbard’s writing and those of many of his favorite authors. It also helped to familiarize the public with the Arts and Crafts movement. Although the work of the press did not achieve the high artistic and quality standards of Morris’ English Kelmscott press, Roycroft publications fostered interest in American printing, bookbinding and graphic arts.