Rare Book Monthly Book Catalogue Reviews September - 2015 Issue

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A 25th Anniversary Catalogue from Back Of Beyond Books

Back of Beyond Books Of Moab, Utah, has published their Catalogue No. 15. 25th Anniversary 1990-2015. The bookseller's name comes from Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang. Abbey wrote on topics related to the American Southwest and had once worked as a ranger in nearby Arches National Park. Abbey died in 1989, and the book shop was opened the following year in his honor.
 
This is the 25-year-old bookseller's largest catalogue yet, with sections on their specialties. Most notable are books about the Southwest. Many of the titles came from the collection of Bob Trapp, who amassed a ...

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Early Books from James Gray Bookseller

James Gray Bookseller recently published Fascicule no. IV, the "IV" standing for number 4, not those things they stick into your arm at a hospital. It follows Gray's earlier series of 36 catalogues...

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Diversity and the Unusual from W. C. Baker's First Catalogue

This month we review the first catalogue from W. C. Baker Rare Books and Ephemera. Last month we wrote about Will Baker's return to full-time bookselling from the Pittsburgh-Cleveland area (click h...

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Beauty in Printing from the Veatchs Arts of the Book

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has released their Catalogue 82 Summer 2015. Featured, naturally enough, are books as art, books as objects. Beauty is featured, whether through designs and illustratio...

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Old and Unusual Material from Samuel Gedge Ltd.

Samuel Gedge Ltd. has issued Catalogue XX. No, this isn't a collection of pornographic works. That "XX" is roman numerals. This is catalogue #20. Samuel Gedge offers a variety of material, a few bo...

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Early Imprints from Yesterday's Muse Books

Yesterday's Muse Books has released a catalogue of Early Imprints. The books range from the 17th through the 19th century. Many originate from America, though the oldest ones tend to be European. S...

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50 Rare Books & Manuscripts from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington has issued Catalogue 111. Fifty Rare Books & Manuscripts. While these books and manuscripts are rare, they are not obscure. They include some of the most important books writte...

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Books About Books from Oak Knoll Books

Oak Knoll Books has published their Catalogue 308 A Summer Miscellany of Books About Books. Most books are about something else, history, science, fantasy, anything. Oak Knoll specializes in books ...

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History of Mexican Independence and More from Plaza Books

Plaza Books has released their List 37 Early and Important History of Mexican Independence. It actually extends beyond its title, with some works pertaining to other Latin American countries, other...

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A Summer Miscellany from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books has reached a large, round number with the issuance of their List 300: An Early Summer Miscellany. Early summer may have turned to late, but this is still a fine collection ...

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Images from the American West from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has published their Bulletin 38. Images of the American West. It features a variety of types of material – books, paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. The s...

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