Mr. Michael Shane Laird, AAA Certified

Michael Laird Rare Books LLC

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Appraiser's Statement
Michael Laird, MLIS, AAA, is Certified in the appraisal of Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books. In 1989 he earned a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and has been an antiquarian bookseller and appraiser since 1992. He has taught graduate level courses on Rare Books and Special Collections at UT Austin and NYU. He is the principal appraiser of rare books and manuscripts for Winston Art Group (New York) and Gurr Johns (New York). Michael Laird is the sole proprietor of Michael Laird Rare Books LLC, and is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. For more information please visit