Books

Bonhams attributes the high presale estimate in part to The Imitation Game, the recent film about Turing’s life.
Architectural photographer Ahmet Ertug has published more than 30 books in three decades, some only available as rare books, others soon to be. Bibliophiles treasure these publications as some of the...
On October 22 at Bonhams New York, centuries of scientific inquiry will be recapitulated in one afternoon during the auction house’s inaugural History of Science sale...
Held annually since 1960, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair has grown into one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world.
After being out of print for almost four decades, the Zervos Picasso Catalogue —the authoritative reference on Pablo Picasso’s life work—will be available exclusively through Sotheby’s starting in...
It wasn’t long ago that Thomas Lecky, head specialist of Christie’s books and manuscripts department in New York, saw collectors adopting a comprehensive strategy—singling out a great author and...
Daniel Weinberg has worked at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop ( www.alincolnbookshop.com ) in Chicago for the last 40 years, and in that time he’s accomplished two noteworthy achievements in the field...
An unshakable desire to possess what divine providence or the dictates of overzealous lawmakers would deny us is a peculiarly American trait—one magnified to the point of frenzy by this nation’s...
First-time patrons of Bauman Rare Books ( www.baumanrarebooks.com ) in New York City will discover the mystique of vintage folios long before a leather-bound first edition is placed in their hands...
Before Heritage Auctions acquired the estate of Garth Montgomery Williams, Ed Jaster—a senior vice president at the auction house—was not familiar with the artist. "I had never heard of him," he...
A 6-foot-by-4.5-foot, 330-pound atlas from Australian publisher Millennium House, Earth Platinum ( www.millenniumhouse.com.au ) stands taller and weighs more than most of its readers. The $100,000,...
Unusual among book collectors because he did not grow up in a book-laden household, Dr. Gerald Dorros also did not begin collecting until he was in his late 50s. But since starting in 2000, the...
Of all the categories of collectibles that hobbyists choose to pursue—whether it’s coins or cars, Eames furniture or snuff bottles—probably none offer the infinite possibilities available to the book...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London DAUNT BOOKS Of this bookshop’s six locations, the Marylebone High Street store is recommended for its "beautiful Edwardian interior." Offers a wide selection...