August 19, 2020

5 More ‘Cheap’ Rare Books

I made a follow up Youtube video with another 5 books at modest prices for the beginning antiquarian book collector. There is the one of the first restaurant guides, a prison memoir, a Gilded age calling card etc. All proceeds benefit the ABAA’s Benevolent Booksellers’s fund to assist booksellers in times of need. There is also a plug for the upcoming VIRTUAL Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

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August 4, 2020

Rare Books with something Missing

I made a short video on things that are missing from some Rare Books and what we can learn from them. I will discuss excised pages, expurgated, and defaced books etc. Many books that are incomplete or damaged are often passed over with little thought, but it is always good to ask if there is any hidden reason, motivation or history behind the loss.

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July 14, 2020

Rare Book Collecting on a budget

If you are new to the antiquarian rare book world, I can understand you may find it intimidating with great rarities in glass cases and high prices. However, with modest sums you can acquire some very interesting rare books from centuries past. Sure, you may not be able to purchase an illuminated manuscript or an incunable for next to nothing, but with a little digging you can find rare book treasures at affordable prices for everyone. I made another rare book Youtube chat to highlight some examples for $50/each. There is a superb 19th publisher binding, a travel book owned by a clerk to Alexander Hamilton and others. It is not a sales video and any actual sales go to the ABAA Bookseller’s Benevolent fund which helps booksellers in times of need.

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