Tag: books

Head’s Up: The Value of Special Collections

  “How much is it worth?” That’s often the first question we’re asked about materials in Special Collections, and when people ask that question they’re really asking about market value – the monetary value an item has in the marketplace.

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The Portrait of a King

On January 30th, 1649, Royalists in England were dealt a heavy blow when the Rump Parliament executed Charles I for the charge of high treason. However, a mere ten days later, a book surfaced claiming to be the autobiographical writings of

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ABC for Book Collectors: Fore-Edge Painting

For anyone who has an interest in books, bookbinding, and book collecting, John Carter’s ABC For Book Collectors is an invaluable resource. It has long been established as the most informative reference book on the subject. With over 490 alphabetical

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