Thew New Antiquarian is the blog of the Antiqurian Booksellers' Association of America

Our members list new acquisitions and recently cataloged items almost every day of the year. Below, you'll find a few highlights from these recent additions... An Examen Of Witches by BOGUET, HENRY. ASHWIN, E. ALLEN (TRANSLATION). SUMMERS, MONTAGUE (EDITOR) (London): John Rodker, 1929. 1st Edition Thus, Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/Poor. Limited edition, this an un-numbered copy of 1275, "bound full... [ more about Weekly Highlights]

One thing that distinguishes the book collector from the casual reader is a preference for owning first editions. What is a First Edition? A first edition is the format a book took when it was first made available for sale. The ABAA glossary of book terms states: First Edition: “All of the copies printed from the first setting of type; can include multiple printings if all are from the same setting... [ more about Identifying First Editions]

When I hear contemporary politicians invoke Churchill, I usually feel like I'm watching King Louie, the Orangutan who wants to be a man, sing “I wanna be like you” in the 1967 Disney version of The Jungle Book. “You!” sings King Louie, “I wanna be like you I wanna talk like you Walk like you, too” Yeah. Not so much. If you happen to draw a comparison between King Louis and another loud, b... [ more about Two Pugnacious Personalities]