Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2007 Issue

Connecting with the Mind's Eye: Adventures in the Audio World

Timber

Title page from our reprint of the Timber Merchant's Guide.


We can, for example, do a print column in our local newspaper, a lecture at Sturgis library, and we are definitely planning a rare book exhibit of Washington-related material from our store to coincide with the radio event. All in all a win-win for the listening public, who may not be familiar with Washington's actual words, Sturgis Library, WCAI, Clock & Rose Press and Rose's Books.

We could also do a program in our local schools.

While our focus has been hugely on what is happening on the Internet, and using that medium to publicize books, I would encourage you to consider what else could happen within your community. As purveyors of the written word, I think it is our responsibility to encourage reading, listening, and civil discourse beyond the walls of our store, virtual or otherwise. And your local public radio station is a great place to start.


Renée Magriel Roberts can be reached at renee@roses-books.com.

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.

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