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Sale of Karl Lagerfeld Original Fashion Drawings Attracts Intense Worldwide Bidding

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Waverly Rare Books to Conduct May 2 Judaica Auction

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A Record for Peruvian Photographer Martín Chambi at Swann Galleries

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Bond Abounds in Literature Auction at Swann on May 14

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Two Hunter S. Thompson Letters to be Auctioned

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Printed & Manuscript Americana Realizes $1 Million at Swann

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Einstein Letter Defending his Jewish Heritage to be Auctioned

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"William Steig's Sylvester and the Magic Pebble: A Golden Anniversary" Opens May 4

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
March/April 2006Features
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Buy it Now!
The $100,000 wonders, an illustrated list of the 237 items that sold at auction in 2005 for more than a hundred grand, are online at www.finebooks50.com
The Fine Books 50
— Our annual report on the top book, map, and autograph sales, including ten items that sold for more than $1 million.
Unmasking a Literary Legend
— He may not be as famous as James Frey, but the career of Theodore Bachaus is rife with false leads, mistaken identify, and literary mystification.
Columns
Gently Mad
— Mitchell Kaplan, the current president of the American Booksellers Association, is the founding spirit of the Miami Book Fair.
Fine MAPS
— John Franklin, arctic explorer
Fine Presses
— Janus Press
Beyond the Basics
— Collecting limited editions
How I Got Started
George Ong collects the history of bibliography.
DEPARTMENTS
Digest
One hundred years of bookselling, upcoming auctions, collecting artists’ letters, and more
Book Reviews
Fine Pick: Andrew Delbanco’s new biography of Herman Melville; Mongo; a sojourn at Shakespeare & Co., and more
On the Market
Collecting the evolution controversy
Auction Report
— Highlights of book auctions worldwide