Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2009 Issue

<i>In The News:</i> Goodbye to Card Catalogues, $1 Million Comic Book Sale, Abe's Top 10

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The first issue of X-Men brought in over $100,000 at auction.


10. Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway, a first edition, first printing from 1935. $3,750.

9. XCVI. Sermons by The Right Honorable, and Reverend Father in God, Lancelot Andrewes, Late Lord Bishop of Winchester, by Richard Badger, a second edition published in 1632. Andrewes was an Anglican bishop, a favorite of King James, who was instrumental in preparing the King James translation of the Bible. $4,000 (or $42 per sermon).

8. The first volume of Paraphrases of Erasmus vpon the newe testament (a 1551 second edition) by Desiderius Erasmus. This book was ordered to be placed in all churches in England during the reign of Edward VI (the minor son heir to Henry VIII), but all copies were ordered destroyed by his successor, the Catholic Queen Mary I. $4,187.

7. Historia De Las Indias by Bartolomé de las Casas. De las Casas, the first man to be named a priest in the New World, became a strong opponent of the abuse of the native population of America by the Spanish as well as the importation of slaves. $4,321.

6. Harry Clarke's original drawing used for the dust jacket of The Fairy Tales of Perrault. $4,500.

5. Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright and Yukio Futagawa, 12 volumes on Wight's work. $4,500.

4. Zane Grey's copy of his The Bonefish Brigade, privately published in 1922. $5,000.

3. A signed second edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. $6,500.

2. A 1560 first volume of Pierre de Ronsard's Oeuvres, bound with an incomplete copy of the second volume and preliminary matter for the third. $7,435.

1. The Scots Musical Museum by James Johnson. This is a 4-volume 1792 compilation of Scots music, with musical and editorial contributions by Robert Burns. $8,500.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 19: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: Rare & Important Travel Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:<br>Old Master Through Modern Prints</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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