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The Artist and the Book

Edward Ripley-Duggan discusses artists who have worked in the medium of the printed book and highlights noteworthy examples from The Margolis Collection and The Collection of Erica Jong and Ken Burrows.
The Estate of William Safire

The Collection of William Safire

Edward Ripley-Duggan profiles the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presidential speechwriter and New York Times columnist William Safire whose books will be featured in upcoming auctions.
Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Edward Ripley-Duggan discusses the English author and profiles her novels, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice, all three of which are represented by first editions in the Rare Books auction on April 30.
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On Distant Shores

Edward Ripley-Duggan profiles the 19th century British explorer and hunter Frederick Courteney Selous, whose adventures are chronicled in the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson.
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Enigma Machine

Edward Ripley-Duggan provides historical context for the World War II Enigma Machine, explains the inner mechanism, and demonstrates the machine on video.