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  • Happy Birthday, Washington Irving!

    Wed, 03 Apr 2013 04:44:09 Permalink
    Today we celebrate the birthday of Washington Irving, American author, historian, and diplomat. Though best known for his short stories “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle,” Irving was a prolific writer who also penned several historical fiction books and biographies. Childhood and Education Irving was born the same week that Britain’s ceasefire ended Read More
  • The Rare Books of Baseball

    Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:16:21 Permalink
    This weekend kicks of the beginning of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. While the precise origins of the game remain dubious, the sport has gained a sure place as the most popular sport of focus among rare book collectors. A Legendary Rivalry Henry Chadwick (1824-1908) was a British-born journalist. A true baseball enthusiast, Chadwick Read More
  • Don't Miss the Spring Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair

    Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:18:09 Permalink
    This Saturday we’ll be taking Tavistock Books on the road for the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair. One of the best regional book fairs, the show features booths from 60 vendors. This Sacramento book fair has gained an excellent reputation in the community, and visitors will find an incredibly variety of items, including many that cannot Read More
  • Hit the Books with Us at RBS

    Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:58:46 Permalink
    When’s the last time you were in school? If you’re into antiquarian books, bibliography, or any other aspect of the printed word, it’s time to re-enroll. Rare Book School (RBS) offers an incredible array of courses taught by leading scholars in the field. This year, Tavistock Books is pleased to offer a scholarship to an Read More
  • Clara Barton: Heroine of Civil War Nursing and Record Keeping

    Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:01:56 Permalink
    “We have captured one fortGreggand one charnel houseWagnerand we have built one cemetery, Morris Island. The thousand little sandhills that in the pale moonlight are a thousand headstones, and the restless ocean waves that roll and breakup on the whitened beach sing an eternal requiem to all the toll-worn gallant dead who sleep beside. -Clara Read More
  • Of Slavery, Psalms, and Sculpture

    Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:28:39 Permalink
    We love rare books not only for the stories told on their pages, but for the stories of the volumes themselves. The previous ownership of a book, known as provenance, can often be even more interesting than the book itself. Such is the case with one copy of The Psalms of David; though this book Read More
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