antiquarian book

It is never easy to deliver a new idea, a new invention, or a new product. In his famed article, “Is Google Making us Stupid?”[1] Nicholas Carr notes that Guttenberg’s invention was met with anxiety by many, who worried that “cheaply printed books would undermine religious authority, demean the work of scholars and scribes, and spread […]

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The upcoming weekend of November 16-18 draws book lovers in the United States to two events that are not to be missed. This is especially true for those who are located close to the cities of Boston, Baltimore, or Washington DC. The first is the 36th annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, and the second […]

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While on vacation on the small island of Cyprus, I was pleasantly surprised with the opportunity to explore a Turkish Cypriot rare book store. After a tip from a local businessman I made my way towards the center of Nicosia, the capital of the island, to travel from the Greek side of the city to […]

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Rare Books 101

by AndreChevalier on January 16, 2012

The question of where to begin reading more about rare books is an enigmatic query faced by many individuals who are interested in familiarizing themselves with the fascinating rewards that are inevitably attained in the world of rare, old and vintage books. We believe that a short introduction with a 101 post on rare books […]

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With Christmas just around the corner, last minute shoppers are looking for ideas to buy gifts for their loved ones. Offering a rare book as a gift is definitely a choice that is not thought of by many but is nevertheless a wise choice for many reasons. Rare books are appreciated by many people because […]

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In a recent article, Rare Books: What makes them rare, we mentioned the nine reasons a book may become rare and in demand,with a high  monetary value. One of the nine reasons mentioned was Scarcity. Scarcity is the factor that has driven the value to the book, ‘’Hebrew is Greek’’  by Joseph Ezekiel Yahuda, to […]

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It has been more than 200 years since the birth of Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), and more than 150 years since the first publication of his incredibly rare book, On the Origin of Species. London: John Murray 1859.  Arguably, one of the most influential seminal works of the nineteenth century, it describes the theory of evolution […]

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The Vermont Book Fair

by Liz on August 12, 2011

The magical aspect of book fairs is that with the simple addition of books and sellers correlated under one roof, any building, whether large or small can be instantly transformed into a book lover’s wonderland. Take what is an ordinary skating rink, conference center or school on the exterior, and enter the interior of a […]

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One of the hardest tasks for a seller or owner of an antiquarian book collection, is evaluating or determining a book’s fair value. Whether preparing to sell or appraise your books for any reason, the unique attributes inherent in the world of rare books, deems the task “approximate”. Finding out a book’s current value, in […]

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