Monthly Archives: October 2010

To write no more

…if some educators get their way, writing — cursive writing, longhand, penmanship — is on the way out. What does that mean for inscribed books? Continue reading

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The books under the bed

These were books bought before I got snobbish about owning hard covers, let alone first editions. Continue reading

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On pricing the priceless. Or, the bookseller as detective

Solomon Wallace Stewart was born in 1754 in Mcclarar, Tyrone, Ireland. So say at least three family trees on Ancestry.com, and something called OneWorldTree. None of them cite any evidence except each other. I have evidence. Continue reading

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