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Obsession: Books, or, Poetry Finds Me

In another life books framed my days. I slept with them, dreamt about them, woke to their presence stacked by the bed and in various corners throughout the house, read them, handled them, discussed their merits with friends, co-workers, beer-drinking buddies, bartenders, customers, strangers, relatives, and even enemies. 649 more words


The Maḥzor of Uri Faivish (Phoebus) ben Aaron Ha-Levi Witzenhausen (Amsterdam, 1670)

I recently cataloged a volume of the Maḥzor printed by the press of Uri Phoebus ha-levi in Amsterdam 1670. The outstanding features of the volume are highlighted below with photos of the details and typography. 815 more words

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At the 2019 Boston ABAA Book show Next week: The 1611 King James “The Great He Bible.”

Fewer than 200 original printings of the 1611 are known to exist (and out of that number, fewer than 50 are complete “He” variants.

Please Visit me at the… 1,798 more words

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Throwback Thursday: The Grotius Collection & Our Library's Tiniest Book

By Rachel Evans, Wendy Moore & Sharon Bradley

On a wild goose chase to locate a photograph from the 1950’s which we did not find (yet!) we explored the nether-regions of our library archives including the rare book room. 336 more words

In The Building

The Boston International Antiquarian Book SHOW

Please Visit me at the

NOVEMBER 15TH, 2019 – NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019

Hynes Convention Center

Booth 220

I have prepared Two catalogues especially for this Years shows! 233 more words

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Seventeenth Century Family Fortunes

Ruth Burton, Collections Assistant, introduces two interesting recently acquired books, first published in the 17th century.  The volumes are in the Brotherton Collection.

‘The Batchelor’s Directory: being a treatise of the excellence of marriage. 447 more words

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