AE Monthly Articles - June - 2006 Issue

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Buying on eBay -- It's all in how you look

By Bruce McKinney

Buying on eBay is different from buying on listing sites and at traditional auctions. eBay mimics other forms of buying and can seem familiar but at heart it is a different buying option and a powerful one for those who understand its differences and become their master. eBay is a marketplace and a very large one. You can buy almost anything and periodically one of the "anythings" shows up on newspaper front pages. The fact that eBay covers almost every type of material masks the fact that it covers books, manuscripts and ephemera very thoroughly. Traditional book...

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Bookselling Relationships: Partnerships or Parasitism?

by Renée Magriel Roberts

Every day around 4PM I begin to crash after too many hours at the computer and I've found it comforting to put up my feet and watch Dr. Phil on TV (this activity is ...

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Going Ex-Libris

By Bruce McKinney

Every person who deals with books faces the end of their career. For most this is something remote, a future sequence of events that culminate in the transfer or disposition ...

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A Sordid Tale of The Destruction of a Great Collection

By Michael Stillman

It was a miracle find. Drawings meant for an early 19th century book of poetry, created by a poet-artist-printer himself, lost for almost two centuries show up at an obscure ...

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Part Four of the Forbes Sale of American Documents Completed

By Michael Stillman

Part Four of the auction of the Forbes Collection of American Historical Documents took place at Christie's in New York on May 19, 2006. Three previous auctions were held fro...

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A Bookseller Visiting Christie's and London

By Carl Burnham

During May, I visited London for the first time during an extended visit. The city of London is an experience unlike any other. The city is alive with activity as a thoroughly mo...

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Abebooks Purchases LibraryThing.com

By Michael Stillman

Abebooks recently purchased a stake in LibraryThing.com, following up on its acquisition of BookFinder last fall. In this case, Abe purchased a 40% interest, rather than the ...

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Sex and Videotape at the Library

By Michael Stillman

Everyone knows that stories about sex sell, or at least generate more readers, but when you write about antiquarian books, you rarely get opportunities for such easy success...

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Two Add'l Sources added to the AED

By Bruce McKinney

This month we have added A Bibliography of The White Mountains by Allen H. Bent to the AED. There are 778 entries including a list of all newspapers published in the White Mo...

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Bookesellers' Catalogues Reviewed This Month


Thirteen catalogues from European and American booksellers are reviewed in Section Two of June's issue of AE Monthly. Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books weighs in with old English books, Librairie Tho...

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