Aquila Books of Calgary, Alberta, and Meridian Rare Books of London have joined together to produce a very special catalogue – Everest. For almost a century after it was first realized that this was probably the tallest mountain in the world, men dreamed, and then attempted, to scale its heights. Many failed. At over 29,000 feet, it is frigid, windy, stormy, icebound and has air so thin it is extremely difficult to breathe with even the slightest exertion. Nevertheless, assaults on the mountain continued. After all, it was still “there.” Finally, in 1953, in an expedition whose best remembe...
Rare Book Monthly Reviews - August - 2013 Issue
Garrett Scott, Bookseller has released the latest of his most entertaining catalogues, Catalogue 40. A New Rapid System. More about that title in a moment. Scott specializes in the obscure and stra...Read More
This month we have our first catalogue from James Tait Goodrich Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts. Its title is Catalogue S-74 MMXIII A.D., or Fine Collection of Historical Artifacts, Medical Antiq...Read More
Brian Cassidy, Bookseller recently published catalogue 7: summer 2013. In looking for a word to describe the material offered, about the best one that comes to mind is counterculture. There are a l...Read More
Gene W. Baade Books on the West has issued Catalogue 713 of primarily Western Americana, somewhat weighted to the Pacific Northwest. There is also some “borderline and way beyond borderline” materi...Read More
Back of Beyond Books has issued Rare Book Catalogue No. 10. Back of Beyond specializes in Western America, and the four corners states of the Southwest in particular. Their books are not so much co...Read More
Justin Croft and Simon Beattie have issued a second catalogue of English Verse 1751-1800. Part II: H-P. Those poetical Englishmen (and women) from the second half of the 18th century are back again...Read More