Beth Campbell, Chief Curator of the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair (WABF), asked me to write a blog about how I made the transition from collector to bookseller. The blog is called “Making the Leap into Bookselling“. Writing this blog reminded me once again about how fortunate I am to be in this business – the wonderful camaraderie among booksellers, the excitement of the hunt, and the pleasure of researching new finds.
The book cover featured on my WABF blog post is the extremely scarce famed cover design of Helena de Kay Gilder for The New Day: A Poem in Songs and Sonnets by Richard Watson Gilder. New York: Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1876. Find other books from the Austin Abbey Rare Books Aesthetic Movement collection on our website.