Rare Book Monthly Reviews - March - 2014 Issue

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85 Great Books from Bauman Rare Books

Bauman Rare Books has released a catalogue of 85 Great Books. The title is no exaggeration. There aren't many names here you won't recognize as greats. You will find books by or about Washington and Lincoln, Alexander the Great to Churchill, Einstein and Newton, the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence, Audubon to Goya, Pike and Mackenzie, Shakespeare and Seuss, the Bible and Darwin (and Pope too!). This is a catalogue for collectors at the highest level, with books that reach the stars. Here are just a few of them.
 
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Travel Books from Bernard Quaritch Ltd.

Bernard Quaritch Ltd. has issued their Catalogue 1427. Travel, New Acquisitions. Offered is a collection of travel accounts, ranging from the Age of Discovery by sea, to 19th century inland travels...

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Legal Texts and Gruesome Crimes from the Lawbook Exchange

The Lawbook Exchange has issued its Catalogue 76 of Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. It is filed with significant legal and constitutional texts for serious scholars and collector...

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Western Americana from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has issued a catalogue of Western Americana, their catalogue number 309. It contains all new material for the firm, acquired in 2013. It includes a mix of books and one-of...

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Books (and Appraisals) Offered by Charles A. Goldsmid

Here is a look at a list of books issued by Charles A. Goldsmid of Claremont, California, for the recent California Antiquarian Book Fair. Goldsmid was an academic and collector...

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Philosophers and Psychologists from Athena Rare Books

Athena Rare Books of Fairfield, Connecticut, has released a catalogue on Philosophers & Psychologists, their Catalog 14. There is not a lot of light reading in this catalogue. Athena specialize...

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Western Americana from John Howell for Books

John Howell for Books released a catalogue of Western Americana. Howell is based in Los Angeles, so not surprisingly, most of these western titles come from the Golden State. The time frame is prim...

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Ancient Classics Offered by Johanson Rare Books

Johanson Rare Books issued a list of books for the recent California International Book Fair. Donald and Teresa Johanson have been booksellers since the 1970's, with shops in Baltimore, Maryland. T...

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Fine Printing from The Veatchs Arts of the Book

The Veatches Arts of the Books just published their Catalogue 78. Seventy-eight examples of Fine Printing. Sometimes a short title can still be very descriptive. These are books you don't have to r...

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Works from the Americas from Kaaterskill Books

Kaaterskill Books recently printed a List for the 47th California Antiquarian Book Fair. They offered a selection of historic, nonfiction works mostly divided between American, as in the United Sta...

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Antiquarian Classics from Pr-Ph Rare Books (Libreria Philobiblion and Pregliasco)

We received our first catalogue from Pr-Ph Rare Books, prepared especially for the recent California Antiquarian Book Fair. Pr-Ph is a new name, representing a combination of Italian booksellers Li...

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Travel and Exploration from Antiquariat Eigl

Antiquariat Eigl has released their Katalog 39 Reisen und Expeditionen or Travel and Exploration. The printed catalogue is in German but English translations are provided on the firm's website. Thi...

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Nature Printing, Photography, Etc. from Antiquariats Banzhaf and Kuhn

Antiquariat Banzhaf and Antiquariat Michael Kuhn recently published a small catalogue for the California International Antiquarian Book Fair. They brought a selection of material from Germany to di...

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A Varied List from Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books

The Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books of the Netherlands published a 2014 February List to bring to the recent California Book Fair. The booksellers traveled from the Netherlands with a mix o...

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The Civil War from the George S. MacManus Company

The George S. MacManus Company has issued the second part of their Catalogue 411 Civil War. Last year, the firm purchased a collection of 6,000 books, at least half pertaining to the Civil War. Not...

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50 Fine Books from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has published a catalogue of 50 Fine Books 2014. These certainly are fine books. While not stated, the most noticeable feature of these books is the exquisite illustrations. The ...

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From the American West by Gene W. Baade

Gene W. Baade Books on the West has released Catalogue 214. Offered is a selection of Western Americana, much of it obscure, almost all very affordable. Here is a catalogue for time travelers, eith...

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Exceptional Books and Manuscripts from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington of London has issued a catalogue of Exceptional Books & Manuscripts, alternate title Catalogue 97 Spring 2014. That's an uncomplicated title for a collection that can best be d...

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Antique Manuscripts from Justin Croft Antiquarian Books

Justin Croft Antiquarian Books has issued a catalogue with a very simple, one-digit title: 8. That doesn't tell us too much, other than that Croft has probably published seven catalogues prior to t...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Titus Livius, <i>Las Quatorze Decadas,</i> Zaragoza, 1520. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Printed <i>Book of Hours</i> with 20 full-page illustrations, Paris, 1509. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Jean La Fontaine, <i>Fables Choisies, mises en Vers,</i> first editions, Paris, 1668. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Giovanni Boccaccio, <i>De las mujeres illustres en romance,</i> Zaragoza, 1494. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Giovanni Boccaccio, third edition of the first published work of female biography, Louvain, 1487. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Icones Anatomicae,</i> Munich, Bremer Press, 1934. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Joseph Boneta y Laplana, <i>Gritos del Purgatorio, y Medios para acallarlos,</i> Manila, 1711. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b> The Library of Pierre Bergé<br>Auction Pierre Bergé & Associés<br>in association with Sotheby’s<br>Paris-Hôtel Drout<br>December 14, 2018<br><br>New York Exhibition<br>Oct. 16 to Oct. 20</b>
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> BARTHOLOMEUS ANGLICUS. <i>Le Proprietaire des choses.</i> Lyon, [circa 1484]. 150 000 / 200 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONTAIGNE, Michel de. <i>Essais.</i> Bordeaux, 1580. 400 000 / 500 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> PROUST, Marcel. <i>Du côté de chez Swann.</i> Paris, 1914 [1913]. 600 000 / 800 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. <i>Le Premier [-Tiers] Volume des Cronicques.</i> Paris, circa 1503.<br>300 000 / 400 000 €
  • <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>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000

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