Tag: collecting

2016 CABS Report: Paul Shelley, Churchill Book Collector

Firstly, let me express again my thanks to the IOBA scholarship committee and to the membership at large for their support with the scholarship that I received. As Mike alluded to, CABS benefits the entire trade, not just the people…

On the Importance of Antiquarian Book Fairs

I would like to take a moment to talk about antiquarian book fairs: what they are; who attends them; where they have been and where they are going; why they are important; and how I as a bookseller fit into…

Updated Edition of Children’s & Illustrated Books Price Guide & Bibliographic Check List from 1880-1970

Lee Baumgarten has updated the 1996 edition of his book and in the process has almost doubled its size from 10,405 to 18,150 entries. The date range has been extended to 1970 and there are 3,446 titles in the period…

Collecting the Modern Library: A Gentle Introduction

In recent years more and more people have been collecting Modern Library books. And it’s no wonder — all but the most prized copies are still affordable, they look great on the shelf, there are a myriad of ways to…

Trussell’s Books and Book Collecting Site, and EcletiCity

I’ve been invited to talk a little about my website, Books and Book Collecting, which you may be familiar with. It’s probably mostly used by people searching for out-of-print books… there’s a collection of search engines and a hodge-podge of information…

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…

On Collecting (and selling) Books on Bullfighting

The collecting of books on bullfighting is surprisingly organized. While not as popular as it was during the 1950’s and 60’s, whatever the field lacks in numbers of collectors it makes up in their aficion (love of the activity, nearly…