Yearly Archives: 2016

Edwin V. Glaser Bookseller

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Outside of my family, the antiquarian book world has been my life since the mid 1960s. Although I started my working career as a newspaperman and later spent some time as sales manager of a metal products company, the combination … Continue reading

A Return to Lilliput on December 8th

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On Thursday, December 8th, PBA Galleries will conduct part II of the Rico Onuma Memorial Auction of Miniature Books from the Lilliput Oval Saloon, Tokyo which offers nearly 5,000 volumes in more than 450 lots of fine antiquarian and modern … Continue reading

19th Century Camellia Book Highlights December 1st Sale

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On December 1st, PBA Galleries will offer over 500 lots of fine and rare books, prints, and ephemera. Included are many classics of children’s literature and illustration by authors and illustrators such as L. Frank Baum, Roald Dahl, Edward Gorey, … Continue reading

First Photographic Images of Yellowstone

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An extremely rare and highly important album of Albertypes from photographs by William Henry Jackson, containing the first photographic views of the Yellowstone, which were instrumental in its establishment as the first U.S. national park, will be auctioned at PBA Galleries … Continue reading

City Directories – A Link to the Past

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Business directories filled the basic need for the reference of information for daily, local life. Replaced today by Yelp, Google, and online profiles, for centuries they were the primary resource for business and individuals to connect with each other and … Continue reading

Isaac Newton, Theologian

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A rare and important autograph manuscript by Sir Isaac Newton declaring his personal religious beliefs and the fundamental principles of Christian faith will be offered on June 2nd. Widely considered the most influential physicist and mathematician of all time, Newton … Continue reading

Joseph P. Garrity (GCS #761)

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Joe Garrity of North Kingstown, RI, was a lifelong golfer, a member of Exeter Country Club, and an avid collector.  He focused on golf books and his Bernard Darwin collection is one of the most comprehensive in existence today.  Joe’s … Continue reading

Warren Heckrotte: How the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Talks Led to Map Collecting

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Warren Heckrotte began collecting rare books and maps in the 1960’s – making his first purchase, of three “decorative” maps, in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1963, where, as a physicist at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, he was selected to serve as … Continue reading

God and Albert Einstein

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ALBERT EINSTEIN DECLARES THE GOD CONCEPT OF NO VALUE TO PHYSICS A rare and important letter from Albert Einstein, shedding light on his concept of God’s existence, will be on the auction block on February 14th, 2016. Written late in … Continue reading

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