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Dark secrets of stealing rare books

Book theft has a long history

This article was recently published in ArtsHub. It was written by SABINE BRIX. Theft of books has occurred for centuries, but cultural institutions don’t always want to talk about it. We speak with collection managers who protect some of our most valuable artifacts. Although…

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The “Holy Grail” of AA Big Book Collections Heads to Auction

AA books containing all 16 first edition printings in various colors

This article was recently published in Fine Books & Collections Magazine. Los Angeles — Profiles in History is proud to announce a historic and rare collection of nineteen Alcoholics Anonymous books will be going up for auction on July 11th in Los Angeles. All…

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Auction of rare New Zealand documents collected by Christopher Parr to be auctioned

Warrior Chieftains of New Zealand a watercolour by Joseph Merrett Jenner featuring chiefs Kawiti

This article was recently published in NZ Herald. It was written by Patrice Dougan. † Hundreds of rare documents and books, marking major milestones in New Zealand’s history are set to go under the hammer next week. The collection – lovingly accumulated by Christopher Parr over…

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Inside the quaint world of antiquarian book dealers

Rajiv Sud of Maria Brothers -one of the country’s oldest antiquarian booksellers in Shimla

The internet has upended how rare books are valued, bought and sold. But these antiquarian booksellers say they remain as relevant as ever. This article was recently published in Hindustan Times. It was written by Manoj Sharma.  Nothing excites them more than the musty smell…

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By Her Own Hand showcases rare books and manuscripts by women

The cover of Whitmore Rare Books catalog By Her Own Hand Rare Books and Manuscripts by Women

This article was recently published in The Los Angelos Times. It was written by Eva Recinos.  Whitmore Rare Books in Pasadena feels almost like a library, there’s dark wood furniture, leather couches and Midcentury Modern accents throughout the space. But the real treasures are…

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Two-and-a-Half Million Dollars Worth of Comics Donated to University of South Carolina

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University of South Carolina acquires rare comics collection from single donor. U of SC recently acquired quite the historic “gift.” School representatives took two trips to an Ohio residence with two 26-ft. long moving trucks, to transport one of the largest comics collections ever…

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Shakespeare’s First Folio goes on display at London book fair

Pom Harrington of Peter Harrington presents John Wolfson’s copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

A rare near-complete copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio is included in a loan display at Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair. The following article was written by Frances Allitt. It was unveiled at a special event in Shakespeare’s Globe, the fair’s charity partner, this morning…

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