Daily Archives: December 6, 2020

Voltaire Works 1739 Desbordes beautiful rare 4 vol. set lovely leather w/ fine engraved plates

Brian DiMambro Antiquarian

Jul 9, 2020

[Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Bound Sets, French
Literature & philosophy, Voltaire].

Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the set.

Oeuvres de Mr. de Voltaire.
Published 1739, Amsterdam by Jacques Desbordes.
4 volumes, 349, 366, 372, 377, 135 [L’Enfant Prodigue, Bound
into Volume 4]. Text in French. Engraved frontis portrait in volume 1, plus 18 fine full page engraved plates throughout.

Period full speckled calf leather bindings, raised bands, rich gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on leather labels.

Leather remains supple, bindings remain clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display light minor age spotting throughout, mostly clean, tight and well preserved in appearance. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.

A splendid looking set with great shelf appearance, well printed with fine plates and typography. Rare thus.

Books measure: 8″ H X 5″ W.
Set along the shelf measures: 5″.


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Trump’s Final Days: Who Stood Up to Him? | Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Dec 1, 2020
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich breaks down who passed Trump’s stress test for democracy and who failed it.

Watch More: The Real Reason Trump Won’t Concede ►► https://youtu.be/7EMH31JvERo

We always knew Trump would contest the election results. His wild conspiracy theories about nonexistent voter fraud haven’t held up in court because there’s zero evidence — but the integrity of thousands of people responsible for maintaining American democracy is being tested as never before.

Tragically, most Senate and House Republicans are failing the test by refusing to stand up to Trump. Their cowardice is a devastating betrayal of public trust, and will have lasting consequences.
They worry that speaking out could invite a primary challenge. But democracy depends on moral courage. These Republicans are profiles in cowardice.

Fortunately for our democracy, many lower-level Republican office-holders are passing the test.

Take, for example, Brad Raffensperger — Georgia’s Republican secretary of state who oversaw the election there. Raffensperger is defending Georgia’s vote for Biden and rejecting Trump’s baseless accusations of fraud, even after receiving death threats for protecting the state’s election.

Let’s not forget other public officials in the Trump administration who have stood up for democracy and against Trump. Some of them lost their jobs. Some quit. Many were demoted. A few have been threatened with violence. That’s the price they had to pay to do what’s morally right under Trump, who has no idea what it means to do what’s morally right.

The question after January 20, when Trump is gone from the White House, is how many Senate and House Republicans will find the integrity to stand up for America rather than bend to the conspiracy theories and hatefulness that will be the legacies of Trumpism.

Shields and Brooks on the damage done by Trump’s claims of election fraud

PBS NewsHour
Dec 4, 2020

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the Biden team’s transition to the White House and the impact of Trump’s election fraud claims.

Book Obsessed – A Collector With Over 35,000 Books


Apr 4, 2008

http://www.bn.com/studio Meet Joe Perlman — a bibliophile with over 35,000 books in his collection.
For more great book-centric videos, go to http://www.bn.com/studio.

The World’s Biggest Book Lover | Rising Stars | OZY

The Carlos Watson Show

May 8, 2017

Ken Sanders Rare Books stands resolutely in downtown Salt Lake City. The store’s charismatic 65-year-old owner, Ken Sanders is an unapologetic book lover. In just one day, he bought 6,000 books.

Shakespeare and Company – Iconic Bookshop in Paris


Aug 15, 2011

With a cameo appearance in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset, Shakespeare and Company is arguably the most iconic bookshop in the French capital. The building, a 17th century ex-monastery has become a landmark in the 5th arrondissement. Apart from being a bookstore, it also serves as a haven where aspiring writers can stay for free – Allen Ginsberg and Anaïs Nin have both been guests in the past. Originally established in 1919 by an American called Sylvia Beach, fellow expatriate George Whitman took over Shakespeare and Company after Beach’s death in 1951. Crane.tv meets with Whitman’s daughter, Sylvia to hear about the future of this historical, literary gem.

Address: 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005, Paris.
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Rare bookstore still thriving in New York City

CBS Evening News
Aug 22, 2016

Thanks to the internet, it’s hard to find a brick-and-mortar bookstore where business is going well, let alone one in Midtown Manhattan. But three sisters in their 70s have managed to keep their doors open, despite the odds stacked against them. Anthony Mason has more.

Brooklyn’s Most Cluttered Bookstore

The New Yorker
Mar 17, 2016

536K subscribers

John Scioli, the owner of the Community Bookstore, in Brooklyn, prepares to shutter a neighborhood institution.

How to Invest in Rare Books

Wall Street Journal

Apr 20, 2015

Here’s a look at what you need to know about investing in rare books with advice from Rebecca Romney, a manager at Bauman Rare Books.

C-SPAN Cities Tour – Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books


Tour some of the book collections at Ken Sanders Rare Books. When he is not appraising books for the Antiques Roadshow, Ken Sanders is amassing a collection of rare books in his downtown Salt Lake City store. See some of his favorite collections, which include Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, and Everett Ruess.