Collecting Rare and Antiquarian Books

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 5 Apr 2017 Event
Rare Book Auction:

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS AND EPHEMERA ON INDIAN ART AUCTION
April 11-12, 2017

Presenting an online auction of Collectible Books and Ephemera on Indian Art by StoryLTD, this spectacular collection shows the interdisciplinary engagement between the various fields of liberal arts.

Vi... Read More
 7 Mar 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:

What is a Rare Book?
The Six Criteria of Rarity in Antiquarian Books
by Jeremy M. Norman

As an antiquarian bookseller, I am frequently asked to define “antiquarian” or “rare” books. To some extent these two relatively vague but omnipresent terms are used interchan... Read More
 12 Dec 2016 Event
Antiquarian Books Auction:

Browse through the lots in StoryLTD's upcoming auction on 13th -14th December, featuring books dated from the mid-1700s to the early 20th century, maps recording early settlements in India and around the world and photographs including hand-coloured portraits of royal ... Read More
 8 Dec 2016 Event
Antiquarian Books Auction:

StoryLTD's auction on 13th -14th December, features lots representing over 200 years of colonial Indian history, including old maps, vintage photographs of historical India and gilt bound books on cartography and photography.

View catalogue: https://goo.gl/sEbp9O

Vie... Read More
 27 Nov 2016 Video
The rare and fine art of book printing and book binding...

https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkTendencies/videos/1166045056843192/Old is Gold Read More
 14 Aug 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
Why the world needs collectors

Anna Faherty, explains the important role those who collect play as “facilitators of curiosity”.

If I ask you to think of “a collector”, what sort of individual do you imagine? Perhaps you envisage the reality-TV hoarders whose homes are invaded ... Read More
 10 Aug 2016 Event
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AUCTION August 16-17, 2016

Presenting an online auction of Antiquarian Books by StoryLTD, this spectacular collection includes rare books from the 1700s to the early 20th century.

View Auction Catalogue: https://goo.gl/hcfX5u

Download PDF Catalogue: http://goo.gl/v4rVrG

The... Read More
 6 Aug 2016 Event
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AUCTION
August 16-17, 2016

Presenting an online auction of Antiquarian Books by StoryLTD, this spectacular collection includes rare books from the 1700s to the early 20th century.

View Auction Catalogue: https://goo.gl/hcfX5u

Download PDF Catalogue: http://goo.gl/v4rVrG

... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Event
Rare Book Auction:

StoryLTD.com, a service by Saffronart present their second Online Auction of Rare Books on January 12 -13, 2016.

The collection offers books on topics ranging from Indian painting and fabrics, to fairy tales, myth, history, politics and memoirs. Some are accompanied by specta... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Event
Rare Book Auction:

StoryLTD.com, a service by Saffronart present their first ever Online Auction of Rare Books on September 29 - 30.

From out-of-print tomes on the lost traditions of miniature painting, to books on Indian architecture and early Lalit Kala Akademi portfolios, the 49 lots in this... Read More
 24 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Whether to Read

For some bibliophiles, the merits of the content are irrelevant: They judge books by their covers. An often-told tale has a collector, a Mr. Locker, taking a rare book with a small imperfection back to a binder. The binder examined the faulty cover and then, looking over his spec... Read More
 24 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
“Whoever has entered rooms which used to house volumes, maybe over the course of centuries, is aware of the feeling of holding ancient documents and books, and can imagine the emotion to give a new life to works that a long sleep has laid still for years. Through the bookseller’s search th... Read More
 10 May 2015 Article/Essay
Rare Book Guide:

Your Old Books

This guide addresses some frequently asked questions about rare and older books and their values. The answers are meant only as general responses to these questions, and many possible exceptions are not described.

1. What makes a book rare?

Millions of books, ... Read More
 3 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Is Book Collecting a Smart Investment?
By Ed McCarthy
ThinkAdvisor

Professional book collectors and advisors share their advice on this niche market.

A 2010 episode of the English TV-mystery series “New Tricks” played to every book collector’s fantasy. A rare 19th-century book wi... Read More
 25 Jul 2012 Rare Paintings
Shahjahan's bookplate!

"Rosette Bearing the Names and Titles of Shah Jahan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album - 1645 AD

A shamsa (literally, sun) traditionally opened imperial Mughal albums. Worked in bright colors and several tones of gold, the meticulously designed and painted arabesques are e... Read More
 25 Jul 2012 Article/Essay
The extraordinary world of Ex-Libris Art:

Sometimes ex libris is more valuable than the book containing it.

Ex libris, meaning ‘from the library of’, or ‘from the books of’ is a Latin expression concerning the artform of bookplates - stamps or labels inside books that identify the owner... Read More
 25 Jul 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Booklover and his Books
By Harry Lyman Koopman
Published by The Boston Book Company, Boston - 1917

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/LNxdVL

Download pdff Book:

http://bit.ly/MGGgOv Read More
 25 Jul 2012 Video
Video:
AbeBooks: The Difference Between an Ex-Library & an Ex Libris Book?

When searching on AbeBooks, you will see the terms ex-library and ex libris. Although they sound similar, it's important to not confuse them.

Ex-library indicates that the book was once in a public library. Ex-libr... Read More
 25 Jul 2012 Article/Essay
Peering Into the Exquisite Life of Rare Books
By Jennifer Schuessler
New York Times, July 23, 2012

For five weeks each summer Rare Book School brings some 300 librarians, conservators, scholars, dealers, collectors and random book-mad civilians together for weeklong intensive courses in an a... Read More
 13 Jan 2012 Article/Essay
How to Identify Old Books
By Tracy Stefan

To identify an antiquarian or "old" book you must determine it's bibliographic identity and publishing history. You must calculate the edition of the book and verify the author's bibliographic information to determine whether or not it is antiquarian.... Read More