Unusual and Surprising from Honey & Wax BooksellersI studied English as an undergraduate at Columbia, and received my Ph. I love bookselling, which combines some of the most rewarding aspects of research and teaching, but involves no grading. I have the freedom to handle the historical material that most interests me, to explore tangents when I choose, and to work closely with collectors and institutions I respect. The most challenging part, of course, is keeping both books and cash continually flowing. My part-time job at the Beinecke, a light-hearted counterpoint to my academic work, turned out to be the Yale experience most relevant to my eventual career. The wide reading required by the English department provided me with an expansive general frame of reference, and the research skills I developed at Yale help me catalog new books every day. At this point in my life, I know what I know, and what I don't know, and act accordingly.
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An alumnus who had lived to be , William H. His grandfather and namesake William had begun collecting at the age of 18, in Upon accepting the gift in , Princeton President Christopher L. This is not so much of an exaggeration that it discounts his enthusiasm—although the statement does ring loudly with Western pride. These are certainly critical artifacts.
How did you get started in rare books? Pure accident. I had just returned home from a year teaching English in Japan. I had planned on getting a Master's degree in Japanese Literature, but was not able to get back to the US in time to start for the fall semester. While I was waiting for the next semester, I looked around for a job in Las Vegas, where I had temporarily settled because my family lived there.
Heather and Rebecca are experienced booksellers, who have both worked for Bauman Rare Books in the past. In , they launched a book collecting contest specifically for women book collectors in the United States aged 30 or younger. Perhaps the biggest change, over the past few years, has been a greater awareness from male booksellers of some of the challenges facing their female colleagues. That recognition has created allies who make a point of crediting the contributions of the women who work with them, and who speak up when they witness something obnoxious. Where do we start?
Book Catalogue Reviews - November - Issue. It has no stated title, but, based on others, I think it is safe to call it Catalogue 3. After a couple of years as a home-based bookseller, they have opened up a location elsewhere in the New York City borough. It is always fun to find things you don't expect. Here are a few of these items.
Brooklyn : Booklyn Artists Alliance, Side-stapled volume, measuring 7. Original tan card wrappers printed letterpress in orange, black, and blue; orange felt square affixed to upper wrapper with brass fasteners; laser-printed text block with color illustrations on first and last pages. Three small staple London and New York: Fourth Estate, Octavo, original pale grey paper boards lettered in gilt, pale blue endpapers, original unclipped photographic dust jacket.
Single volume, measuring 7. Original printed wrappers, stitched as issued, ornamental border stamped in purple on upper wrapper. Half-title printed on green paper. Portrait of Qiu Jin in Japanese dress, wielding a sword, following London: Edward Moxon, Seven octavo volumes, full polished calf gilt, raised bands, red and green spine labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Lightest rubbing and toning to bindings.