Books come at my call and return when I desire them; they are never out of humor and they answer all my questions with readiness . . .

- Francesco Petrarca


Marsha Malinowski Fine Books & Manuscripts LLC prides itself on educating clientele on the world of collecting. We welcome questions as to categories of collecting, specific terminology in auction and dealer’s catalogues, and research tools for the collector. We strive to impart our enthusiasm and knowledge to educate a new generation of collectors to appreciate and to be a part of the world of rare books and manuscripts.

Education Articles:

Rare Books & Manuscripts: Terminology

Descriptive Definitions Manuscripts: Autograph letter signed –  entire letter and signature is in the hand of the author. Letter signed –  only the signature is in the hand of the author. The body of the text is in the hand of a secretary. Typed letter signed – only the signature is in the hand of the author. The body of the letter is[...]

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Marilyn Monroe Trumps Everyone in Manuscripts Sale

Profiles in History faced a challenge as it readied for auction part two of “The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector,” offered on May 30 in Calabasas, California. A typical collection’s part two is often like the second novel that follows an author’s ballyhooed debut. Six months earlier, part one had done so gloriously[...]

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