This month, we have 15 new bookseller catalogues to review. There are several that cover an undefined variety of material, while others target very specific niches. Bauman Rare Books features new acquisitions, while Raptis Rare Books offers a variety of exceptional material. Simon Beattie has 25 items he has labeled “handled with care” as it took a year to assemble them. Leo Cadogan Rare Books and Knuf Rare Books present selections from the recent New York Antiquarian Book Fair.
The Heritage Bookshop is celebrating its 50th anniversary by offering the Salinas Price collection of books important in Western thought and the history of printing. Martayan Lan covers travel, science, and art. Barry Lawrence Ruderman offers a selection of antique maps, while High Ridge Books features American maps. Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller focuses on the Arctic and Canadiana.
The next group is even more finely targeted. Adrian Harrington offers a catalogue devoted to the work of Ian Fleming, of James Bond fame. Aquila Books targets the works from Lucy Maud Montgomery, writer of Anne of Green Gables. Antiquariaat Forum focuses on the Islamic world. The Philadelphia Rare Book Company features some important items of early Anglo California. Daniel Crouch Rare Books offers calculating machines of centuries ago, some on paper, others more device-like.
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