• Christie's: The first four Folios of William Shakespeare’s collected works will be auctioned on 25 May.
    Christie's: The first four Folios of William Shakespeare’s collected works will be auctioned on 25 May.
  • <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 1. Silver coin (1455), celebrating expulsion of English people in 1451.<br>Est: € 12,000-20,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 7. Heures à l’usage de Coutances. Paris, last quarter of 15th century. Est: € 30,000-40,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 9.<br>TERENCE. Lyon, Jean Trechsel, 1493. Est: € 20,000-30,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 8. Biblia latina. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1478. Est: € 20,000-30,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 11. [Francesco Colonna]. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Venise, Alde Manuce, December 1499. Est: € 150,000-200,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 14. Marco<br>Vigerio della Rovere. Decachordum christianum. Fano, Girolamo Socino, 1507. Est: € 15,000-20,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 18. CONSTANTIN VII. De notevoli et utilissimi ammæstramenti dell’agricoltura. Venise, Gabriele Giolito de Ferrari, 1542. Est: € 40,000-50,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 19. TITE-LIVE. Latinæ historiæ principis. Lyon, Sébastien Gryphe, 1548.<br>Est: € 15,000-20,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 38. OTTOMAN CORAN. 17th century by Muhammad Hafiz (Imam Mehmed Effendi).<br>Est: € 20,000-30,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 45. Blaise PASCAL. Pensées. Paris, Guillaume Desprez, 1670. Est: € 100,000-120,000.
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 52. George EDWARDS. A Natural History of uncommon birds. London, the author, 1743-1751. Est: € 20,000-30,000
    <b>ALDE May 24:</b> Lot 59. Jean de LA FONTAINE. Fables choisies. Paris, Desaint & Saillant, Durand, 1755-1759. Est: € 40,000-50,000.
  • <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 10.<br>Caxton (William, printer). Polycronicon, 53 leaves, after<br>July 1482. £10,000-£15,000
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 15. Cookery recipes. C17th/18th manuscript, 127pp., recipes include "To make Rasberry Creame" & "To make the Oxford Ginger Bread". £2,000-£3,000
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 32. Churchill (Winston S.) The Second World War, 2 vol. (of 6), signed and inscribed, 1950-51. £1,000-£1,500
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 34. "Lewis Carroll". The Nursery "Alice", with 7 autograph notes & letters, inscribed. 1891. £25,000-£35,000
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 39. Childers (Erskine) The Riddle of the Sands, first edition, in morocco binding, 1903. £700-£900.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 42. Ono (Yoko) and John Lennon. Grapefruit, signed by Lennon & Yoko Ono, 1971. £700-£900.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 58. Rodchenko (Alexander) Krasnaia Armiia [Red Army], 1938. <br>£1,800-£2,200.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 66. Henning (Veit Balthasar) Perpetual Almanac, 1750. £2,000-£3,000.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 73. Gillray (James) Dido in Despair, original hand-coloured caricature, 1802. £1,500-£2,000.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 94. Norris (Herbert) A good group of mostly Shakespearean and Elizabethan C20th costumes. £1,200-£1,800.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 106. Beardsley (Aubrey, illustrator) The Cambridge A.B.C., June 1894.<br>£1,000-£1,500.
    <b>Bloomsbury May 25:</b> Lot 133. Perry (Charles) A View of the Levant, George IV's copy, the Beckford Rosebery copy, 1743. £5,000-£7,000.
  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 23/24.</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> Mary Stuart. Ms. Parliament document (contemp. copy). 1567. <br>Est: € 2.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> Latin and French Book of Hours. About 1480. Est: € 65.000.
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> Book of Hours by Germain Hardouyn. 1533. Est: € 18.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> G. P. Gallucci, Theatrum mundi. 1588. Est: € 5.000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 23/24.</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> J. Hill, The vegetable system. 1761-75. Est: € 60.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>J. Honter, Rudimentorum cosmographicorum libri III. 1549.<br>Est: € 3.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> Two terrestrial and celestial globes by J. G. Doppelmayr. 1789 or later. Est: € 40.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>G. de Maupassant, Contes choisies. 1891-92. Est: € 6.000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on May 23/24.</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>K. Schwitters, HahnePeter. 1924.<br>Est: € 6.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>I. G. Chernikhov, Arkhitekturnye fantazii. 1933. Est: € 3.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>E. Baj, La Cravate. 1972. Est: € 3.000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May Auction:</b> <br>H. Bellmer & G. Bataille, Histoire de l'oeil. 1944. Est: € 3.000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - March - 2013 Issue

"An Upstate New York State of Mind"

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“Last year in Pasadena for the LA book fair we visited the Huntington, and held a joint reception with the Zamorano Club. This year, in addition to Bruce McKinney, we visited the home of fellow member Bruce Crawford, and gathered for drinks with the Book Club of California membership. This year in June we are exploring visits to institutional collections in both Oxford and London as well as tours of private libraries in Hampstead and elsewhere.”

“The purpose of all this,” he continued, “is to involve as many of our members as possible worldwide in the activities of the club; to mix our various constituencies -- collectors, librarians, the book trade -- in mutually beneficial ways;  and to attract new members. Of the 60-75 events we run every year, about 10-15 are held outside of New York City.”

Links:

The Grolier Club:  www.grolierclub.org

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Reach writer Susan Halas at: wailukusue@gmail.com

The items shown in the 3 slideshows are as follows:

Image 1
17. Loss of the Steamboat Swallow April 7th, 1845    
23. Rondout.  A painting by F. B. Cramer circa 1932    
30-31. Broadside. In the Committee of Safety… Fish-Kills, Oct. 9, 1776 & Broadside. In Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York. Fish-Kill, Dec. 21, 1776    
33. Glens Falls.  A painting by Henry A. Ferguson [1851-1911] painted around 1865
41. Map of the village of Auburn, 1834. Home of William H. Seward    
45. Photograph. First locomotive in Ulster County, NY. August, 1868, on the Wallkill Valley Rail Road


Image 2
40. Broadside. Price List. Abbott & Lawrence, Liberty Stove Works and Hollow-Ware. Feb. 1, 1856. One of about a dozen broadsides relating to woodstove manufacturing in my possession.
1. Building the New York Subway 1904-1907.  By Ernest Lawson
10-11. Steamboat Isaac Newton.  N. Currier & Burning of the Henry Clay near Yonkers.  N. Currier    
21. A painting of Rondout looking east by N. Luici circa 1929.
58. Benjamin’s New Map, Hudson River, 1845    
61. Broadside.  “Stage Office Removed! From T. Morris’s Hotel, to Navy Island. 1847. From Oxford via. Catskill, to New York in two days.” Oxford, April 1, 1847    
78. Bound volume of the Poughkeepsie Journal and Constitutional Republican, 1810. Published by Paraclete Potter    
79. Broadside. “Troy, Albany, New York and the West. –via the favorite Delaware & Hudson R. R.” 1888    
80-81. Broadside. “Theatre Music Hall, Kingston. Grand Opening  For a limited number of nights, by a First Class Dramatic Company.” Sep. 1, n.d. & Broadside. “Theatre! Military Hall, Kingston! Romeo and Juliet.” August 10, 1857    
83. Broadside. “Theatre!! Kingston. Castle Spectre, or the Unnatural Brother.” August 13, 1857


Image 3
51. Atlas of the Hudson River Valley, Section 22, Ulster and Dutchess, Kingston facing Rhinecliff [with] Esopus Creek near Kingston. Cruseman van Elten    
52. Map of the State of New York. Jacob Willets. Published by Paraclete Potter, 1815. Engraved by James D. Stout    
63. Looking south toward the Catskill Mountain House on the Catskill ridge line. Paul Weber, 1855    
72. A painting by Anna Young of Marlborough, a niece of Samuel F. B. Morse    
73. Pages 53 and 54 from the Ulster County Atlas, 1871.  An image of the Office and Depot of S. & W. B. Fitch.  The building survives.  Later hand colored.    
77. Assorted postcards of primarily Ulster County, circa 1894-1925

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  • Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts, 8 June 2016, New York
    Bonhams June 8: ARISTOTLE.<br>384-322 B.C.E. De animalibus <br>US$ 300,000-500,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. Iconic signed Darwin photograph "I like this photograph much better than any other which ..."
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. <i>Autograph Letter Signed</i>. Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> WRIGHT, WILBUR. Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight. Journal of the Western Society of Engineers 8, no. 4 (August, 1903).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Signed and dated Oxford 1931.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> GARDNER, ALEXANDER. Antietam Bridge, Maryland. "One of the memorable spots in the history of the war."

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