We have reviewed many catalogues of books about the Movers, people who led and changed the world. Now it's time for one about the Shakers. This is our first catalogue from David D. Newell - Shaker Literature, of Ashfield, Massachusetts (though it is his 25th catalogue). The title is Rare Books, Pamphlets, Broadsides & Manuscripts by and about the Shakers. Naturally, the catalogue features works by and about the Shaking Quakers, mostly from the 19th century, their heyday. There are a few about other idealistic religious communities, such as the Oneida Community, but it is the Shakers, wh...
Rare Book Monthly Reviews - August - 2011 Issue
Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, of Narberth, Pennsylvania, recently issued Catalog 57. There is no stated topic for the material offered. What we can say is that despite their being located near a cen...Read More
This month we received our first catalogue from Paul Foster Books, of London. It comes with a simple, four-digit title - 2011. There is no specific topic for the catalogue, but most of what we foun...Read More
Kenston Rare Books has issued their catalogue for Summer 2011. It comes with the subtitle, Fine Books on Texas and the American West. This is predominately a catalogue of Texiana, yet other areas o...Read More
James Cummins Bookseller has published catalogue 109. This is a wonderful collection of mixed material, hard to pin down because of its variety. History and literature are to be readily found, as a...Read More
Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books has issued a catalogue of The Dutch East India Company (VOC). The VOC (those are initials in Dutch for Dutch East India Company) operated from the 17th to the 19th...Read More