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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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Contents Summer 2012

Features

The New Alexandria

By Nick Mamatas

Can Brewster Kahle collect every book in the world?

The People’s Collector

By John McIntyre

How a public librarian in one of America's roughest cities built a world-class collection of prints

 

Featured Columns

Gently Mad

Mighty Heavens

By Nicholas A. Basbanes

An astronomer casts his gaze on rare ephemerides

Record-Breaker

The Mirror of Perfect Friendship

By Ian McKay

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

Book Art

First Impression

By Richard Minsky

An interview with Alabama printer Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.

Beyond the Basics

Read Online

It’s a Book—Not an App

By Joel Silver

A hands-on knowledge of physical books is at risk

In the Library

Read Online

On Safire

By Amber L. Moore

A Pulitzer Prize winner’s correspondence comes to light

Sold@Auction

Book Learnin’

By Ian McKay

An annotated ABC and great mathematical sums

On the Block

Red Books

By Jeremy Dibbell

Landscape architect Humphry Repton stole the show at Christie’s

Fine Maps

Chasing Venus

By Jeffrey S. Murray

Star maps of the mid-eighteenth century

How I Got Started

Books with Borzoi Logos

Collector Steven Wallace

Digest

Read Online

Miniature book collectors and their big summer conclave

Book: Lead Graffiti and William Morris

Art: From paper to glass with Dale Chihuly

Object: Shells and shell books

Plus

FineBooksmagazine.com

Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments

Marketplace