The ABC's of starting a Rare Book Collection

presented by Rebecca Romney

Saturday, September 9, 2017 2:30pm

 

Book Signing and Presentation
"Human Error in the History of Print: A Story in Five Books"

Sunday September 10, 2017 2:30pm

Rebecca is the co-author of the newly published Printer's Error. The book is subtitled “Irreverent Stories from Book History.”  Rebecca will share stories from the book with you, the fruit of many years of work, drawn from her experience and research in the world of rare books. Bet you didn't know that Ben Franklin systematically destroyed the business of a fellow printer – a printer who earlier had broken up Franklin’s engagement by telling the prospective bride’s parents that printing was not profitable. And did you know how the first Gutenberg Bible was brought to America entirely by accident, much to the dismay of its new owner?

 

Rebecca Romney is a rare book dealer at Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, best known for her appearances as the rare book specialist on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars. She is the co-author of PRINTER’S ERROR, a book on printed books, which was recently published via HarperCollins