• 2002
  • John Sinkankas (May 15, 1915 - May 17, 2002) was an honored Navy officer and aviator, noted gemologist, gem carver and gem faceter, author of many books and articles on minerals and gemstones, and a bookseller and bibliographer of rare books. (wikipedia.org)
  • Seminar
  • in 2008 (as the Colorado Antiquaran Book Seminar), the seminar celebrated its 30th anniversary. (wikipedia.org)
  • Faculty members at the 1979 Seminar included the autograph dealer Mary A. Benjamin, Franklin Gilliam (Brick Row Book Shop, San Francisco), Edwin V. Glaser (a dealer specializing in rare medical books, based in Sausalito, CA), Katharine Kyes Leab (Editor of American Book Prices Current), Murray S. Martin (Penn State), Bernard M. Rosenthal (a San Francisco-based dealer specializing in early printed books), and Florian Shasky (Stanford University Libraries). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Seminar lecturers varied somewhat from year to year, but a core faculty emerged that included, besides Jake Chernofsky and Margaret Goggin, Michael Ginsberg (an Americana dealer based in Sharon, MA), Ed Glaser, Robert W. Topp (Hermitage Book Shop, Denver), and Jake Zeitlin (Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Los Angeles). (wikipedia.org)
  • AB ceased publication in 1999, and Chernofsky sold the Seminar to faculty members Michael Ginsberg, Edwin Glaser, Lois Harvey, and Jennifer Larson (later, Daniel De Simone and Robert Rulon-Miller, Jr. jointly purchased a 1/5 share of the Seminar from the other shareholders). (wikipedia.org)
  • 1996
  • Old Books in the Old World: Reminiscences of Book-buying Abroad, 1996. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1994, Gill Holman, who was based in Norwich, realising the potential of the newly available web, created a vortal site for booksellers, called ARCbooks, and in February 1996 Robert Temple began listing on it. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1996, he established a program in which UVa undergraduates came up with the idea for a book exhibition, researched the subject, wrote captions, and mounted the result in the Dome Room of the Rotunda, the principal room of the University. (wikipedia.org)
  • brainchild
  • Up to this point all the catalogues had been produced as hard copy on a daisywheel printer, but Premier Business Systems morphed, first into Owl Microsystems, then, in December 1983, into 'The Clue Computing Company' (later to be bought by Bristol Office Machines), and they produced a system written in a higher-level language called CLUE, which was the brainchild of another bookseller, Mark Westwood. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1989
  • The Library of Robert Hooke: The Scientific Book Trade of Restoration England, 1989. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1989, he began to compile an address book listing the names of the Friends of the Book Arts Press, RBS participants, and others with rare book connections or interests (the 10th, 352-page edition of the Book Arts Press Address Book was published in 2008). (wikipedia.org)
  • catalogue
  • Because of the then oddity of the method, however, they gave from the start fuller descriptions of condition that most other catalogue booksellers did at that time, and more information about points and issues as well: the purchaser buying from them would not have seen the book before he paid. (wikipedia.org)
  • Catalogues
  • By the late 17th century, millions of printed books were in circulation and auctions devoted to books began to occur and printed catalogues devoted to books began to be issued by book dealers and by auction houses in Europe and America, leading to a growing popularity of book collecting with the increasingly literate public. (wikipedia.org)
  • The catalogues, of which one hundred and eighteen were published in total, including six that were designated "New Series", are concerned almost wholly with literary first editions, antiquarian and modern, published in English, with the addition of a few continental books. (wikipedia.org)
  • editions
  • Comic books and Graphic novels Cover or dust jacket art First editions Fore-edge paintings Illustrated books Incunabula: books printed before 1501 Limited editions Local/Regional interests Marginalia Miniature books The publisher and/or printer Fine press books Private press books Small presses Paper, parchment, or vellum Series Photoplay editions Signed books: inscribed/signed by an author or illustrator Special editions, similar but not always the same as limited editions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most books listed are used, many are rare, signed, 1st editions or out of print, and a growing number are new. (wikipedia.org)
  • January 10 - A rare copy of Edgar Allan Poe's Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Other Poems together with first editions of The Scarlet Letter and Moby-Dick, are stolen from the New York Public Library by Samuel Dupree acting on behalf of crooked New York antiquarian book dealer Harry Gold. (wikipedia.org)
  • Libraries
  • The talks and discussions at the August 16 session on theft in libraries, sponsored by both the IFLA Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation and its Rare Books and Special Collections Section, included mentions of various map thefts. (maphistory.info)
  • Seneca the Younger deplored ostentatious book collecting, asking: "What is the use of possessing numberless books and libraries, whose titles their owner can hardly read through in a lifetime? (wikipedia.org)
  • This new emphasis was nourished by the flood of old books onto the market following the dissolution of monastic and aristocratic libraries during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2000
  • The BAP and its collections moved with him to Charlottesville, its name was changed in 2000 to Rare Book School, and for the most part the Book Arts Press name was restricted to RBS publications. (wikipedia.org)
  • Janet Schulman published a children's picture book adaptation in 2000 that featured realistic oil paintings and many of Salten's original words. (wikipedia.org)
  • trade
  • Antiquarian book trade in the United States Jamieson, Wendell (24 March 2005). (wikipedia.org)
  • M. Malkin as a publication of the R. R. Bowker Company, publisher of Books in Print and other book trade and library periodicals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nicholas Basbanes called it "the leading trade publication in the antiquarian world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Antiquarian book trade in the United States Books in the United States Fox, Margalit (August 25, 2007). (wikipedia.org)
  • Between 1966 and 1971, while working on his dissertation on aspects of the 18th-century London book trade, he taught advanced prose composition courses at the Columbia University School of General Studies, an activity leading to the 1972 publication of The Art of Persuasion, a writing manual co-authored with J. Steward LaCasce. (wikipedia.org)
  • America
  • In its glory days between the early 1950s and the early 1990s, AB was "the best marketplace for out-of-print books in North America. (wikipedia.org)
  • University of Virgi
  • In 1992, the Malkin Lecture site moved with Rare Book School to the University of Virginia, where it continues as the annual Sol. (wikipedia.org)
  • Belanger moved both the Book Arts Press and RBS to the University of Virginia (UVa) in 1992, where he accepted an appointment as University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections. (wikipedia.org)
  • member
  • Providing programs and services that will help member booksellers to strengthen their businesses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Burrell also wrote the lyrics to the song "The Mystic Cat", with music composed by American composer George Whitefield Chadwick, director of the New England Conservatory from 1897 to 1930 and the second honorary member of the fraternity, which appeared in the 1908 edition of the Fraternity's songbook, the first such book issued by the Fraternity. (wikipedia.org)
  • copies
  • Blind-Horse-Books is committed to finding the best copies of the rare, the unusual, and modern literature for your pleasure. (abebooks.com)
  • Book prices generally depend on the demand for a given book, the number of copies available, and the book's condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • 15th century
  • With the advent of the printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, which resulted in cheaper and more abundant books, and with the contemporaneous economic, social and political changes of the Renaissance, book collecting received a great impetus. (wikipedia.org)
  • RBS owns about 50,000 books and 20,000 prints, dating from the 15th century to the present. (wikipedia.org)
  • dealer
  • Madeleine Bettina Stern (July 1, 1912 - August 18, 2007), born in New York, New York, was an independent scholar and rare book dealer. (wikipedia.org)
  • The story follows the adventures of a book dealer, Lucas Corso, who is hired to authenticate a rare manuscript by Alexandre Dumas, père. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lucas Corso is a middle-aged book dealer with a reputation of doing anything-regardless of legality-for his privileged clientele. (wikipedia.org)
  • addition
  • In addition to our books, we list over 10,000 portraits, mainly 19th Century engravings, of eminent personages and lesser-known individuals. (abebooks.fr)
  • In addition, sellers pay a percentage fee for each book sold via the websites. (wikipedia.org)
  • publication
  • in 1948, it spun off as a separate publication, at a time when there was a flourishing mail-order business in out-of-print and second-hand books. (wikipedia.org)
  • It carries on exhibition and publication programs under the Book Arts Press imprint, and it sponsors public lectures-notably the annual Sol. (wikipedia.org)
  • English
  • English Publishers in the Graphic Arts, 1599-1700: A Study of the Print-Sellers and Publishers of Engravings, Art and Architectural Manuals, Maps, and Copy-Books, 1963. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1344 the English bishop Richard de Bury wrote The Philobiblon in which he praised the love and appreciation of books. (wikipedia.org)
  • There was an English antiquarian reaction to Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • At UVa, Belanger taught undergraduate courses on the history of the book in the history, English, and art departments and in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. (wikipedia.org)
  • modern
  • Very few booksellers were on the web then, and Robert Temple found their experiment so successful that they bought a computer capable of accessing the web, and began exchanging data files with Gill very much in the modern way. (wikipedia.org)
  • work
  • His earliest antiquarian work dates from this period in Oxford. (wikipedia.org)
  • He spent much of his time in the country, and in 1649 he first discovered the megalithic remains at Avebury, which he later mapped and discussed in his important antiquarian work Monumenta Britannica. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • He spent a pleasant time at Trinity in 1647, making friends among his Oxford contemporaries, and collecting books. (wikipedia.org)
  • List
  • These include a Code of Ethics to which members are required to adhere, guidelines for book condition descriptions, definitions of book-related terms and abbreviations, and an annotated list of reference works useful to booksellers and book buyers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sellers pay a monthly subscription to list their books on the site, ranging from $25 to $300, depending on how many books they list. (wikipedia.org)
  • stake
  • Borja has obtained a copy of a legendary book, Of the Nine Doors of the Kingdom of Shadows, whose author was burned at the stake by the Inquisition. (wikipedia.org)