September 25, 2020

Rare Book Provenance Deep Dive

I’ll look at a rare book on Renaissance cosmetics with provenance of the famous Royal Society. The video is about how rare book dealers look for copies of books with unique compelling stories to tell.

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February 21, 2021

Rare Book Dealers and Rabbit Holes

Here is a video on how dealing in rare books leads you down many intellectual rabbit holes – a pleasurable pursuit no doubt – but unfortunately without the never-ending tea parties.

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September 11, 2020

The Good and the Bad in Buying Rare Books

Every rare book, like every unique person, has its flaws and virtues. In trying to decide whether I want to purchase a rare book – if it will be something I feel passion for when I catalog it or regret five minutes after buying – I weigh in my mind the good and the bad qualities of the book. Here is a video with some honest glimpses into my thought processes.

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