• Blade Runner and the Transcendent Legacy of Philip K. Dick

Blade Runner and the Transcendent Legacy of Philip K. Dick

The new movie Blade Runner 2049 is in theaters this week and we thought it would be a great time to write a post about the book that this movie and the original 1982 Blade Runner movie have been loosely based on, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and its author, Philip K. Dick.

The book […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Authors, First Edition Identification, Rare book highlights, Science Fiction|Comments Off on Blade Runner and the Transcendent Legacy of Philip K. Dick
  • Vellum Bindings

Vellum Bindings

Vellum refers to parchment made from calf skin that can be found on old and rare books. Very old Bibles were printed on it, and so was the Declaration of Independence. Vellum is not like calf leather in that it is not tanned, but it does vary in softness and smoothness based on the quality of […]

By |January 18th, 2016|First Edition Identification, For the love of books, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Vellum Bindings
  • First Edition Identification

First Edition Identification

Although it seems like it should be fairly straight forward, there is so much to know about first identification that whole books and websites are devoted to the subject. Here we will give you some basic tools to help you identify your first edition, but if would like more in-depth information, we recommend Collected Books […]

By |August 9th, 2015|First Edition Identification|Comments Off on First Edition Identification

3 Mistakes to avoid when buying first editions and rare books

Book collecting can be a very enjoyable endeavor. Putting together a library of beauty and importance is an incredible journey that many find to be one of the chief thrills of their life. Like any hobby or pursuit, you learn as you go and sometimes make mistakes along the way. We would love, however, if […]

By |January 7th, 2012|First Edition Identification|1 Comment