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There's plenty of interesting material to satisfy the general public in WARHOL BY THE BOOK at the Williams College Museum of Art given Warhol's indelible mark on pop culture iconography. But for the bibliophile, especially one specializing in … [Read more]

Invitation to “The Ball of the Century,” 1966

Johnnycake's newest, most exciting find. INVITATION TO TRUMAN CAPOTE'S B&W MASKED DANCE, THE PLAZA, "THE BALL OF THE CENTURY" 1966. Engraved, ecru correspondence card, yellow and orange ruled border, this the "first issue" with an incorrect RSVP … [Read more]

For Whom the Bell Tolls

JUST IN! Ernest Hemingway's FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, first edition, later printing (NY: Scribners, 1940) in worn condition, INSCRIBED BY HEMINGWAY to E.P. Dutton editorial director Nicholas Wrenden. Besides Papa's signature, an interesting artifact … [Read more]

36th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

If it’s mid-November then it’s time again for the ABAA book show at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston where Johnnycake will be this weekend in Booth 518. As usual, Johnnycake has put together a catholic (schizophrenic?) assortment of wares to … [Read more]

Judging Books By Their Cover (And Their Age)

By Cynthia Hochswender. Reprinted with permission from The Lakeville Journal SALISBURY — Summer is, of course, the ideal time to lie in a hammock with a sweaty glass of iced tea and a really fine book. How appropriate, then, that summer is also a … [Read more]