• In the Library

    Besides Austen

    This past summer, the first woman writer appeared on an English banknote. Jane Austen joined Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare, the only other writers to have circulated in such a way, and Elizabeth Fry and Florence Nightingale, the only other women. Her banknote debut marked two hundred years since her death on July 18, 1817.

  • In the News

    Galileo & Captain Cook Feature in Swann’s October Book Sale

    Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books come to Swann Galleries on October 17. The wide-ranging auction of some 300 lots covers a plethora of topics and includes the first edition of Thomas Salusbury’s Mathematical Collections,

  • Fine Books Blog

    Collecting Dr. Johnson

    The current exhibition at Dr. Johnson’s House in London, titled Collecting Johnson: Attracted by rarity, seduced by example, and inflated by competition, brings together rare and intriguing items from ten prestigious private collections, both anonymous and named, from Great Britain, America, and Australia.

  • In the News

    The Ransom Center Acquires Michael Ondaatje’s Archive

    Ondaatje’s archive of notebooks and annotated drafts fills more than 90 boxes and documents in great detail his working methods.