Rare Book Monthly Book Catalogue Reviews February - 2018 Issue

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Catalogue 1 from Mark Funke Bookseller

This catalogue is a first – Catalogue 01 from Mark Funke Bookseller. Funke is located in Seattle, Washington, not an expected location for the bookseller's specialty. If not an American focus, you might expect a bookseller from Seattle to be oriented toward Asia, but Funke specializes in material from Continental Europe. Within the continent, there is a particular focus on German material, including items in the German language. And, despite the business name, Funke is not limited to selling books. They offer all sorts of works on paper, with lots of other types, including manuscripts...

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Books of Their Time from Librairie Clavreuil

Librairie Clavreuil of Paris has issued a catalogue entitled Livres et Images du Temps... (Books and Images of the Time). This catalogue is written in French, as are most of the books, though certa...

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Erasmushaus Offers European Antiquarian Books in Their Rare Book List I

Erasmushaus recently published their Rare Book List I. That is not what it might imply. This is hardly the Swiss bookseller's first catalogue. Last I knew, they had published around 930 numbered ca...

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Historic Medical Books and Instruments from James Tait Goodrich

James Tait Goodrich Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts has issued their Catalogue Y-79, featuring the History of Medicine and Science, Pre-Columbian Artifacts, Medical Instruments and Antiques. Offe...

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Twentieth Century Writers and Poets – At Home and In Print from Peter Grogan

Peter Grogan has published his Catalogue Four. While there is no more specific title or description, what you will find here is literature and poetry, the writings of authors and poets. Those two g...

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Modern and Contemporary Prints, Art and Photobooks from Peter Harrington

This month we are looking at a recent catalogue from Peter Harrington of London. However, this is not one of their regular book collections but comes from the Peter Harrington Gallery. The title is...

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Politics, Law, Religion Among Topics in David Lesser's Latest Catalogue

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books recently completed their 159th catalogue of Rare Americana. You may find anything pertaining to antiquarian America – songbooks, business ledgers, railr...

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Books About the South from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books has issued a catalogue of Books About the South. This is an extensive collection, with 430 items offered. Other than either being about, or in some way touching the American...

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American Maps and Prints from High Ridge Books

High Ridge Books has published their Catalogue 68 of American Maps and Prints, 18th to 20th Centuries Including Wall Maps, Pocket Maps, Sea Charts and More. They range from large wall maps to the s...

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A Variety of Antiquarian Works from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller

Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller has issued Catalogue 222. This catalogue is divided into seven sections, and the headings of each provide a good summary of what sort of material can be found: (1) Art, ...

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Canada, Arctic, Travel, Illustrated, Bindings, and Antiquarian Material from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books has published their Catalogue 262. Rare and Interesting Books, Canada, Arctic, Travel, Illustrated, Bindings, Antiquarian. Most connect Canada or the Arctic with one or more ...

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Picturing the 20th Century with the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has issued their Bulletin 50: Picturing the 20th Century. There are many photographic works offered here, but "picturing" does not mean photographs exclusively, not even a...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <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 Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.

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