Rare Book Monthly Reviews - April - 2013 Issue

Reese300

The 300th Catalogue from Americana Dealer William Reese Co.

The William Reese Company has reached a major milestone in the antiquarian book field – the printing of their 300th catalogue. That is as rare as most of the books they sell. The milestone is not easily achieved. Few have made it. Sure, there are a few English booksellers, such as Sotheran's and Maggs Bros., that have reached the thousands, but Henry Sotheran and the brothers Maggs have long since departed this planet (though Maggs is still in the family). William Reese, the person, as opposed to William Reese, the company, is still firmly in charge after all these years. All these years me...

Crouch5

Important Maps and Related Items from Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Daniel Crouch Rare Books has issued their Catalogue V (as in 5), a spectacular, half-inch thick compilation containing just five-times-five items. These are 25 very special pieces, each playing a r...

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Raab75

A Diamond Jubilee Catalogue from the Raab Collection

The Raab Collection has issued Catalog 75 Our Diamond Jubilee. The Diamond Jubilee, naturally enough, refers to the catalogue number, as while the Raabs are on to their second generation in the bus...

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Lesser129

Rare Americana From Between Two Wars from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued their catalogue No. 129 Rare Americana. Lesser describes these as “my latest and most interesting acquisitions.” There certainly is some fascinatin...

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Kenstonwinter2013

Outlaws and Lawmen from Kenston Rare Books

Kenston Rare Books has issued a catalogue of Outlaws & Lawmen. Kenston is a specialist on Texas and the American West, the Old West to be specific. This one, as the title indicates, is not so much ...

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Mckittrick85books

85 Antiquarian Books from Bruce McKittrick Rare Books

Bruce McKittrick Rare Books has published a catalogue of Eighty-Five Books. That describes the quantity, so we will have to add a note about the what. What we find is old books, very old books. Thi...

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Goldwasser25

Artistic Books and Important Literature from Thomas Goldwasser Rare Books

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books has released their Catalogue Twenty-Five. It comes with no title beyond that number, but we will try to sum up the types of material. For the most part, they fall in...

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Between181

New Arrivals from Between The Covers Rare Books

Between The Covers Rare Books has issued Catalog 181 New Arrivals. New Arrivals is as good a name as one could ask for this catalogue. It is the one common thread. Otherwise, there is more of a lit...

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Forest112

Bibliographies from Forest Books

Forest Books has issued their Catalogue 112 Bibliography & Reference. It is filled with almost 700 primarily bibliographical titles. They cover innumerable authors and subjects. You will find the g...

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Schneidemanhanson3

British and American Private Press Works from Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books has issued a third volume in the ongoing series of The Hanson Collection of British and American Private Press Books. This one contains the subheading Including Works ...

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Macmanus410

The Civil War – Part III of the George S. MacManus Co. Series

This month we have received the latest installment of the Civil War series from the George S. MacManus Company. This is actually a continuation of a catalogue issued in two parts last year. Those t...

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Lawbook73

Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera from The Lawbook Exchange

The Lawbook Exchange has issued Catalogue 73. Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. This one covers seven centuries of the law. Printed works range from five items of incunabula, mostl...

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Antiquateslistb

Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Works from Antiquates Rare Books

Antiquates Fine & Rare Books recently issued their List B: Antiquarian Books, 16th & 17th Centuries. Antiquates is a British bookseller, which likewise is the origin of most of the titles in this c...

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Shaperoill2013

Fine Illustrated Books from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has released a catalogue of Fine Illustrated Books 2013. The catalogue is from 2013, but the illustrated books are mostly much older. There are 100 items offered. The first ten a...

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Backbeyond4-13

The C.E.S. Wood and Sara Bard Field Collection from Back of Beyond Books

Charles Erskine Scott Wood was a very unusual individual – an Indian fighter whose radical politics would make him a great supporter of their cause. Wood graduated from West Point in 1874, and serv...

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Kaaterskillca2012

Works from Both Americas and More from Kaaterskill Books

Kaaterskill Books prepared a List for the 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. We were a bit late receiving this, but these books were very old already. While no specialty is listed...

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Bestebreurtjel62

Japan Is the Subject for Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books

Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books has issued a new catalogue with the simple title, Japan. It covers works relating to the earliest European visits to Japan through 20th century expositions and oth...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <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
  • <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.

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