Cervantes’s Wild Ride
Don Quixote, written by a washed-up ex-con, lives on after 400 years.
Mark Twain in a Wooden Barrel
The Clemens family library is found at the bottom of a barrel.
Explorers and mapmakers invented a giant Western river.
Life After Wartime
Beyond the Basics
Glen Miranker investigates—and collects—Sherlock Holmes.
Booksellers doing good; Shakespeare’s secrets; Quaritch sold; a Bibliofind interview; and more.
Some Sharp Opinions from New-York Dealers from the New York Times, January 26, 1890
Offerings from booksellers.