Don't Forget to Look at the Books!

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Large collections of books can be daunting prospects for the generalist appraiser. Tom Lecky, AAA will offer insights into how to approach thosef seemingly endless shelves and to identify potential rarities and value. While sometimes the most obvious books are the least valuable, there are times when the most unlikely suspects are real gems. Tom will share resources to help generalists sort through the bibliographic quagmire.

Speaker: Tom Lecky, AAA
Lecky Art Group LLC

This is a recording of a previously held webinar. 

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Tom Lecky has extensive experience appraising, advising, and selling booksw and manuscripts at all levels of the market. After a 25-year career in the auction world – most recently as Head of Christie’s Books & Manuscripts Department in New York – Tom purchased Riverrun Books in 2016. Tom is also an independent advisor and appraiser and is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America.

Tom is an enthusiastic generalist, though his career has exposed him in depth to science, travel, historical Americana, and early printing, as well as English and American literature, the field in which he holds an advanced degree. Riverrun’s inventory focuses also on fine printing, illustrated books, art, photography, and design. Tom was educated at Stanford University (MA American literature) and Columbia College, Columbia University (BA, English literature). Since 1999, Tom has been a member of the Grolier Club and has appeared as an appraiser on WGBH's Antiques Roadshow.


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