Antiques Road Show ~ Ken Gloss . . . September 18th, 6:30 PM will lecture on the Value of Old and Rare Books Boston, MA – Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 pm at Fletcher Memorial Library, 88 Main Street, Ludlow, VT. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner. Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk. Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston.
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5) Thursday, September 27th: Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. . reclusive heiress,Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive . . why had she lived for 20 years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money? . . . .
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6) Thursday, October 25th @ 7PM: The Feather Thief -Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, by Kirk Wallace Johnson This book is currently featured on NPR Book Review and This American Life Podcast, Outside and National Geographic magazines. Contemporary Non-fiction that reads as Fiction. "On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the championfly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness." PLEASE Join Us - COPIES ON ORDER AND SHOULD ARRIVE SHORTLY. This discussion will be lead by our own Fly Fishing and Tying enthusiast - Ken Tedford. Ken will bring his extensive knowledge of the art of Fly fishing and Tying!
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