Caveat Emptor / Caveat Venditor
Jennifer Larson, from Jeffrey Marks Rare Books, has been active in the rare book trade for thirty years. She's also the former Ethics Committee Chair for the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. In this talk, she speaks about ethical best practices for book dealers and changes in the way the rare book market views legal issues of title and authenticity. She also considers whether history of ownership and other research should be a duty of the dealer or an obligation of the buyer.
Recorded Saturday, April 04, 2009 at The Newberry Library.