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  • Sex Objects Mockup and Archive

    KROLL, Eric

    Bookseller: Harper's Books
    UNITED STATES

    Sex Objects Mockup and Archive
    Danbury, NH: Addison House (1977) - Unique mockup and photographic archive of Eric Kroll's Sex Objects. SIGNED by Kroll on the first page, the... More

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    Price: 9500.00 USD

  • Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine ou analyse électro-physiologique de...

    DUCHENNE DE BOULOGNE

    Bookseller: Hugues de Latude
    FRANCE

    Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine ou analyse électro-physiologique de l'expression des passions
    Baillière, Paris 1862 - Grand in-8. [265 x 180 mm] Collation : VI, (2), 70, XI, 194 pp., 1 portrait-frontispice et 91 planches hors-texte.... More

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    Price: 30010.00 EUR

  • Original signed photographic portrait; presented together with signed...

    ORWELL, George.)

    Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Original signed photographic portrait; presented together with signed photographic portraits of Orwell's Eton set, including: Cyril Connolly, Godfrey Meynell, Denys King-Farlow, Denis Dannreuther, James Gibson, Ralph M. Cazalet, Roger Mynors, Bobbie Longden, Maurice Whittome, and an unidentified "Peter" and "Ronnie".
    [Eton: 1918-21] - Large sheet of thick sugar paper, recto with 12 mounted monochrome photographic portraits, each signed and (but for one) dated... More

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    Price: 25000.00 GBP

  • Bar Harbor Mt. Desert Island Maine.

    MORRIS, G. W. / GEORGE H. WALKER & CO.

    Bookseller: Martayan Lan
    UNITED STATES

    Bar Harbor Mt. Desert Island Maine.
    Portland, ME 1886 - Two-stone lithograph. Few marginal mends; small duplicate stamp lower right margin; excellent to fine of this kind. A rare and... More

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    Price: 8500.00 USD

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  • A Gentle Way of Doing Business - Selling Rare Books in Edinburgh

    A Gentle Way of Doing Business - Selling Rare Books in Edinburgh

    Sometimes I think that the bookshop has  become a spectator sport for tourists in Edinburgh.  Some visitors behave as if the shop is a  museum. ‘Isn’t it wonderful?’ they say, ‘I could    spend all day in here,’ and then  promptly walk out. They like the  look of the shop, but it would never  occur to them to buy a book. Nowadays  people turn to computers in  the way that they would have  turned to books for a lot of their  needs. Quite apart from their effect  on our trade, I believe that computers  are actually changing the  way in which people think. Everything  is highly focused toward a  specific goal, instead of reading  around a subject and taking a more  wide-ranging approach. We have  to keep trying to get young people  to look at books and aspire to own  them. This is a role for book fairs  and shops – just being there on  the high street helps to remind  people that books can be bought,  and that we are not libraries or  museums.

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  • Are Rare Book Dealers "Collectors in Disguise"?

    Are Rare Book Dealers "Collectors in Disguise"?

    From December 3-5, 2010, rare book dealers from Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States will showcase rare and beautiful books and prints at the  4th Hong Kong Antiquarian Book Fair, among them booksellers from Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The fair, which took place for the first time in 2007,  is organized by Paul Feain of Cornstalk Bookshop in Sydney (Australia), Mitsuo Nitta of Yushodo in Tokyo (Japan), and Christopher Li of Swindons Books in Hong Kong. In an interview for the China Daily Paul Feain, antiquarian bookseller for 30 years and a long-time ILAB Committee member,  talks about the importance of printed books in the history of mankind, the great works of 20th century literature, art, politics and philosophy, about the passion of book collecting and Hong Kong as an attractive market place for rare books and manuscripts, arts and antiques. His credo: A good dealer is a collector in disguise. Collect with passion in a field that you are passionate about. Collect books that you want to read. You will soon become an expert, and if you collect like this for a number of years you may even become THE expert. 

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  • Nigel Beale’s Interview with Jan and Crispin Elsted on The Barbarian Press

    Nigel Beale’s Interview with Jan and Crispin Elsted on The Barbarian Press

    Writer, broadcaster and bibliophile Nigel Beale met Jan and Crispin Elsted in their home in British Columbia. The Elsted’s established Barbarian Press in 1977 in Kent, England. With three hand presses and many cases of type, the couple returned home to Canada in 1978 to set up shop in Mission about 50 miles east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley.

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  • A CELEBRATION OF THE PRINTED WORD – 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair from 15th to 17th February 2013

    A CELEBRATION OF THE PRINTED WORD – 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair from 15th to 17th February 2013

    Thousands of rare books and manuscripts from hundreds of booksellers, plus seminars and events for book lovers: The 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair from 15th to 17th February 2013 is the largest antiquarian book fair in the world and will offer something exciting for every book lover and collector. Among the exhibited materials of over 200 American and international dealers, you can peruse and purchase rare items from medieval manuscripts to collectible editions of authors into the 21st century. There will be unusual books on travel and exploration (including maps), literature, the arts, science and medicine, children's books, law and commerce, Americana, and history in all eras and geographical areas. First, signed, and limited editions of many important authors will be present, plus collections of original photographs, prints by renowned artists from the 16th to the 21st century, and remarkable examples of book making, binding, and typography from throughout the world.

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  • A Brief History of Propaganda

    A Brief History of Propaganda

    The term “propaganda” has come to have a negative connotation in much of the English-speaking world. But in some places, the word is neutral or even positive. Why this difference? The reasons can be traced through the word’s etymology and the way that this strategy of communication has evolved over the centuries.

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  • Legendary Author Harper Lee Dies at Age 89

    Legendary Author Harper Lee Dies at Age 89

    Legendary author Harper Lee passed away on 19 February 2016 at the age of 89. She leaves behind a legacy that has reverberated through the international literary community since the publication of her landmark novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, in 1960. The novel was an instant sensation worldwide and earned Lee a number of prestigious accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961.

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