• <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - October - 2017 Issue

The Seattle Rare Book Fair: October 14th and 15th

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Bill Wolfe, left; Louis Collins, recumbnt

Over the weekend of October 14th and 15th in Seattle at the 1962 World’s Fair Grounds the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair will be held as it has been over the past four decades.  The fair throughout its history has reflected the ups and downs of the rare book field, contracting occasionally, selling out in recent years.  Whatever the year brings, this show has and continues to hang out the welcome mat to a changing field that, for decades has been moving from Main Street to the Web and to book fairs such as this event that reflect the new world order supported by databases such as Abebooks and Rare Book Hub.  We know much more about the material anymore but know much less about the dealers to whom we occasionally send 4 and 5 figure checks.  At shows we meet the people on the other side of the counter, can compare their descriptions with their examples, and sometimes negotiate.

 

Robert Rulon-Miller, a long-time exhibitor at this fair calls it “an important event.  I’ve had some wonderful years here.  The truth is you never know what you’ll sell but I always find the buying very good.”

 

The established promoter, Louis Collins, for the past few years has co-produced this event with a thirty-something, Bill Wolfe, who has, over the years become a rare book guy himself.  When I asked Louis about the future he said, “You can call me the present and Bill the future.”

 

So put this event on your calendar.  If you are in the field, have a heartbeat, and are within a few hundred miles we’ll expect to see you there.

 

Days and Hours

 

Saturday, October 14th:  10am-6pm

Sunday, October 15th:  11am-4pm

 

Admission is $5.00 and is good for both days

 

Here is a list of exhibitors:

 

 

Participant Address     Location
Aardvark Books PO Box 5252 Eugene  OR 104
ABAA Pacific NW Chapter  2143 NW Highway 101 Lincoln City  OR  
abebooks.com 655 Tyee Rd, Ste 500 Victoria  BC  
Annette & Larry Hancks Booksellers 4169 Eaton St Kansas City  KS 309
Anthology Booksellers 9405 NE Hancock Dr Portland OR 808
Antiquariat Botanicum 1113 Bridgeview Dr Lynden WA D
Arundel Books 212  1st Ave S Seattle WA 210/209
Asian Steppes 1443 McAllister St San Francisco CA  802
Avant Retro  5855 13th St Sacramento CA 602
B & L Rootenberg Books PO Box 5049 Sherman Oaks  CA 506
B Brown & Associates 3534 Stone Way N Seattle WA 102
Back of Beyond Books 83 N Main Moab UT 207
Barbara Mader Children's Books 4816 95th Ave W University Place  WA  408
Barbarossa Books  5660 NE Tolo Rd Bainbridge Island WA 206
Bauman Rare Books 1608 Walnut St, 19th Floor Philadelphia PA A
Ben Kinmont Bookseller 684 North Main St Sebastopol CA 107
Blakeney Griffin Booksellers LTD 15 Stratton St  London   507
Book Arts Guild 515 N 49th Seattle WA T1
Book Club of Washington PO Box 12314 Seattle WA T3
Books as Issued  Po Box 7176 Petaluma  CA 805
Booktryst  133SE Ford St McMinnville OR 407
Carl Mautz Vintage Photography 329 Bridgeway  Nevada City  CA 509
Carpe Diem Fine Books 245 Pearl St Monterey CA 609
Charles Seluzicki Fine Books 3733 NE 24th Ave Portland OR 103
Chet Ross Rare Books PO Box 200 Southworth WA 302
Columbia Basin Books 7210 Helmick Rd Monmouth OR 404
Cultural Images 8890 NW Ash St Portland OR 706
David Morrison Books  1420-A SE  37th Ave  Portland OR 807
David Spilman Fine Books  PO Box 577 Sebastopol  CA 106
E.C. Rare Books  1455 Crown St North Vancouver BC 504
Easton's Books 701 S 1st St Mount Vernon WA 702
Ed Smith Books 14283 Sunrise Dr NE Bainbridge Island WA E
Edition de Luxe 8050 13th Ave, Ste 206 Portland OR G
Elena Gallego Rare Books PO Box 15486 San Antonio  TX 310
Elk River Books 120  N. Main St  Livingston MT 106
Ephemerania 4825 Mt. Ararat Dr San Diego CA 101
Fairlook Antiques 81 1/2  S Washington St Seattle WA 108
Fantasy Illustrated PO BOX 248 Silvana  WA 401
Garcia-Garst, Booksellers 1516 N Daubenberger Rd Turlock CA 403
Giant Nerd Books  709  N. Monroe St. Spokane  WA 508
Gregor Rare Books  PO Box 1491 Langley WA 510
Horizon Books 1423 10th Ave Seattle WA 809
J. Michaels Books 160 E Broadway Eugene OR 103
James Graham, Bookseller 109 Tesori Dr Palm Desert CA 305
John Howell For Books 5205 1/2 Village Green Los Angeles CA 205
John Michael Lang Fine Books 5416 20th Ave NW Seattle WA 501
John Michael Lang Fine Books Annex  5416 20th Ave NW Seattle  WA 801
John Windle, Antiquarian Bookseller 49 Geary St #233 San Francisco CA B
Johnson Rare Books & Archives 134 N Citrus Ave Covina CA 307
Judith Rafferty Fine Art PO Box 66745  Portland OR 208
Ken Sanders Rare Books 268 South 200 East Salt Lake City UT 303
Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller PO Box 464 Santa Monica CA 502
Live Oak Booksellers 271 Laurel Loop Langley WA 505
Louis Collins Books 13005  3rd Ave NE Seattle WA 605/606
Michael Laird Rare Books PO Box 299 Lockhart TX 406
Michael R. Thompson Rare Books 8242 W 3rd, Ste 230 Los Angeles CA 604
Michael R. Weintraub Inc. 231 West 29th St Suite 1401 NYC NY 405
Mike Maslan Vintage Posters & Photos PO Box 4099 Seattle WA 109/110
Montford Press 3741 33rd Ave SW Seattle WA T2
Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts  1696  SW Montgomery Drive Portland  OR 105
Nat Des Marais Rare Books PO Box 86506 Portland OR 707
Nick Adams & Co. Rare Books PO Box 189266 Sacramento CA F
Nick Aretakis Americana PO Box 4218 Manteca CA 610
Nudelman Rare Books PO Box 25339 Seattle WA 202
Pacific Coast Books 2143 NW Highway 101 Lincoln City OR 701
Peter Harrington, Antiquarian Bookseller 100 Fulham Rd London UK 409/410
Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc. 15 Court Square #101 Boston MA 603
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books 1709 NE 27th St.  Ste G McMinnville OR C/301
Plant & Hutchison Books PO Box 1133 Cedar Ridge CA 304
R.F. Wald 5 Becket St Lake Oswego OR 601
Rare Photo Gallery 1-41 Spadina Rd Toronto  ON 708
Recollection Books 1423 10th Ave Seattle WA 810
Richard Bishop, Bookseller 1235 SE 26th Ave, Apt 7 Portland OR 503
Riverow Bookshop Inc. 187 Front St Owego  NY 607
Rob and June Edwards  PO Box 5469 Salem  OR 601
Robert Dagg Rare Books 3288 21st St #176 San Francisco CA  
Robert Fulgham Booksellers  1352 Mojave St Idaho Falls ID 306
Robert Gavora Fine & Rare Books PO Box 448 Talent OR 603
Rulon-Miller Books 400 Summit Ave St Paul MN 203
Sherburne Antiques 100 E 4th Olympia WA 709/710
Ten Pound Island Book Co. 76 Langsford St Gloucester MA 203
The Book Bin  215 SW 4th St Corvallis OR 806
The Book Lair  8 Twelve Oaks Drive Pleasanton   CA 308
The Cook Book Lady 5768 Robin Hood Dr El Sobrante CA 803
Thorn Books 5721 N. Killdeer Dr Tucson  AZ 402
Triolet Rare Books PO Box 1821 San Luis Obispo CA 307
Twice Sold Tales 1833 Harvard Ave Seattle WA  
Vashon Island Books 22100 Vashon Hwy SW Vashon  WA 804
Walkabout Books 25401  Cabot Rd Laguna Hills CA 204
White Fox Rare Books  974 Cemetery Rd West Windsor  VT H
William James Bookseller 829 Water St Port Townsend WA 608
Woodies Collectibles  1084 Sanders Drive  Moraga  CA 705
Xenophile Bibliopole  5107 S Dayton Place  Kennewick  WA  306
Zephyr Used & Rare Books PO Box 55 Vancouver WA 703/704

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600

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