Rare Book Monthly Articles - April - 2003 Issue

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The Collaborative Project:Women’s Westward Travels and Narratives

By Julie Carleton

Introduction

I had decided that my “collection” was going to be of narratives written by women that had traveled west of the Mississippi between 1820 and 1920. I was looking for books and/or manuscripts by pioneers, travelers, tourists and homesteaders. My initial aim was for a solid list of 50 to 100 books to start out with.

I began the search strategy by creating a list of possible keywords to search in different fields, a list of relevant AE Categories and a list of Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings. I knew that I could search the AED for a limited...

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The Collaborative Project:Who Says You Can't Go Home Again

By Bruce McKinney

I grew up in New Paltz, New York in the 1950’s and 1960’s. New Paltz was a small town that had a deep vein of history running continuously from its founding in the late 17th c...

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The Collaborative Project:How Much For The Oregon Trail ¡V

By Michael Stillman

It is a classic and extremely important picture of the Old West I set out to find. Francis Parkman’s The California and Oregon Trail recounts his trip into Indian territory i...

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The Collaborative Project:Building An Anti-Slavery Book Collection Focusing On Women

By Abby Tallmer

When we at AE got the idea to pursue The Collaborative Project (hereafter, TCP) requiring us to pick a subject to research and “collect” using the AE Database (or AED), I had li...

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A Collector’s Collection:The Rosenbach Museum & Library

By Abby Tallmer


The Rosenbach Museum & Library is the former home of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother Philip, international dealers in books, manuscripts, and works of art during the first...

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Book Descriptions: The Key To Reselling

By Bruce McKinney


Thousands of people collect books. The various book fairs around the country attract essentially local collectors and among the more than fifty serious book fairs each year ...

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Slavery in the United States<br>Chapter 1

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES

By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836
CHAPTER I.
Of the Opposition of Slavery to...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Introduction

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES



By J. K. Paulding

Published in New York in 1836



INTRODUCTION.

The subject of slavery, at all times one of extreme delicacy in the United States ha...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 2

It has been asserted, of late years, by writers so zealous in the cause of emancipation, that they sometimes conflict with all previous authorities, that the custom of buying captives on the coast ...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 3

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836
CHAPTER III.
Of Emancipation and its Consequences, admitting its practicability
2,674 words
THE emancipation of th...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 4

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836
CHAPTER IV.
Of Amalgamation, and a Community of Social and Political Rights.
3,557 WordsTHE advocates of immediate ...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 5

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836
CHAPTER V.
Of the Social and Political Relations that would subsist between
the Whites and the Blacks, in case of ...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 6

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836
CHAPTER VI.
Of the Right of Property in Slaves.
2,958 words
"Man cannot hold property in man," is another self-cre...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 7

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836
CHAPTER VII.
Of the alleged Disgrace reflected on the People of the United States by the Existence and Continuance o...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 8

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836
CHAPTER VIII.
Of the Laws for the Government of Slaves.
7,676 words
ALL those who have written on the subject o...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 9

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836
CHAPTER IX.
Of the Domestic and Social relations between the Master and Slave in the United States, and of the rel...

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Slavery in the United States <br> Chapter 10

SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES
By J. K. Paulding
Published in New York in 1836

CHAPTER X.
Of the Fanaticism of the Abolitionists, and its hostility to Religion, Morals, Liberty, Patriotism, a...

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  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750

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