Tag Archives: Libraries

Great Collections: February 2019

Great Collections: February 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Books By Maxine Carter-Lome “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815 Throughout his life, reading and acquiring books were vital to Thomas Jefferson’s education and well-being. He relied on his books as his chief source of inspiration and practical knowledge, and believed that […]

Harry Potter First Edition Sets World Record at Heritage Auctions

Harry Potter First Edition Sets World Record at Heritage Auctions

A rare, first-edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – one of just 500 original copies, of which 300 were destined for British libraries – set a world record when it sold for $81,250 during Heritage Auctions’offering of rare books Sept. 14 in Dallas. Frenzied bidding pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates, propelling the total […]