Series: Summer 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 2)

Early Dressage Literature to 1800

  Relief panels from a frieze in the Parthenon, showing the brutal methods used by ancient Greek riders (of which Xenophon disapproved). Classical dressage is a rather arcane equestrian pursuit. But it has a wonderful literary history. The first book…

Patriot Act

As I sit here at my desk this third week of April the War in Iraq, or at least the first phase of it, is just about over. Whether Saddam is dead or alive, “regime change” of some sort is…

George Alfred Henty, 1832 – 1902, History Teacher?

By: Roger Childs Henty was a writer best known for adventure stories that taught history to generations of impressionable British and American youngsters, along with all the benefits of manliness, honesty and self-reliance. Many biographies from readers of the time…

Neglected Americana: The Woman’s Rights Movement

This is the second of two articles on notable events, books, and ephemera of the 19th century suffrage movement. The first article is in the IOBA Standard, Volume III, Number 4. Both articles are just overviews. I’ve tried to emphasize the most…

Rest Breaks, Exercises Prevent Computer Ailments

Online booksellers make great candidates for eyestrain, backaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and all manner of computer-related repetitive stress injuries (RSI). We spend hours hunched over keyboards, eyes glued to monitors, turning those stacks of unentered books into cashable assets in…

Mission Hills, CA Paperback Show Continues To Grow

Tom Lesser, Show Producer, with William Nolan. While many other Book Fairs are closing or seeing less traffic, buyers, sellers, collectors and just the plain curious swarmed the 3 rooms of booths and displays at the 2003 Mission Hills Paperback…

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. For books that you have already bought and looked up on the internet, what is your specific criteria (prices too low, too many copies already online) for not putting them online? Or do you put everything online? Jonathan Grobe…

Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL Antiquarian Book Fair

Attendance was up… at the Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL Antiquarian Book Fair March 14, 15, & 16, 2003 for a total of 2230, 174 more than the 2002 Fair and the second highest on record, reports Larry Kellogg, fair manager. I…