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Ancient astronomy book Castle of Knowledge sells for £10k

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A scarce 16th-century astronomy treatise, written by a Welshman before Galileo was born, has been sold to a private international buyer after an intense bidding war. This article was published by BBC.com by Miriam Barker & Gray Gathergood-Dains. A first edition of The Castle…

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How a former rice trader became a collector and promoter of rare books

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Apart from collecting old rare books and magazines from district towns and remote villages across the country, this Natore book collector promotes his collection on social media and connects with collectors from all over the country This article was published was published in The…

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Trailblazing Texas bookseller Dorothy Sloan uncovered forgeries, fakes and stolen goods

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This article was published in Austin American-Statesman by Michael Barnes. STORY HIGHLIGHTS: Dorothy Sloan identified forgeries, fabrications and stolen objects that sometimes upset owners and other dealers.The antiquarian book field has rarely seen such a rigorous researcher and authenticator.Although shy, the recently deceased Sloan…

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Cracking the Case of London’s Elusive, Acrobatic Rare-Book Thieves

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This article was published in Vanity Fair by Marc Wortman. How detectives from Scotland Yard, Romania, Germany, and Italy nabbed the so-called Mission: Impossible gang, which pulled off a string of daring warehouse heists. Impossible,” said David Ward. The London Metropolitan Police constable looked up. Some 50…

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Three shops for the history books – The AJN surveys three local bookshops that bear intriguing links to the Jewish people.

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The AJN surveys three local bookshops that bear intriguing links to the Jewish people. This article was published in The Australian Jewish News, by SOPHIE DEUTSCH. ‘A bookstore in the middle of a paddock’  BENEATH shelves of rare antique books, Leo Berkelouw sits at his…

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