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​Medicine in the 16th Century....

​Medicine in the 16th Century

20/02/2018
The life of a 15th- and 16th-century doctor wasn't always savory, but it was never dull - and it was made easier with a groundbreaking anatomy boo....
Boston Athenaeum

Boston Athenaeum's Curator

20/02/2018
The Boston Athenaeum—a 211-year-old independent library in the center of Beacon Hill—is home to about 150,000 rare books. Some are old, an....
Shelley 200th Anniversary....

Shelley 200th Anniversary

12/02/2018
More than two centuries after its first publication, author Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," is being celebrated at the 51st California In....
Potter, Hawking and the Hobbit ....

Potter, Hawking and the Hobbit

25/01/2018
A rare Harry Potter book (worth £40,000) has been stolen from a Norfolk bookshop, as well as first editions of Winnie-the-Pooh, The Hobbit, a co....
Rare Book Top 10 ....

Rare Book Top 10

10/01/2018
​Another year has come to a close so here is a look back at the top 10 auction prices in the field of books and paper for the year 2017. Nothing match....
Heard and Not Seen ....

Heard and Not Seen

28/12/2017
Ask a child to name their favourite author, and Charles Dickens is unlikely to top the list. But Simon Callow, the actor and Dickens expert, believes ....
Judging books by their covers....

Judging books by their covers

21/12/2017
​Book jackets are, admittedly, a peculiar art which came into its own in the 1920s. The most memorable ones usually approach a book indirectly. In fac....