Rare Book Monthly

Articles - August - 2011 Issue

A Book Auction in Maine August 16th


A selection of some of the interesting books

A Small Portion of the Material

AMERICANA: 1777 Robertson; Best Ed. of Marshall's G. Washington (all maps and plates) and many Howes titles and others. Important BIBLES 1806 to DORE, DALI and others. BEST COLLECTION OF CIVIL WAR BOOKS EVER SOLD AT AUCTION IN MAINE (100+ lots). TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION: 1776 ANSON; Fenning’s 1744 NEW...GEOGRAPHY; 1704 BUCKANIERS OF AMERICA; 1823 LONG'S NARRATIVE; 1776 HISTORICAL...USA by Botham. Great collection of FAIRY TALES including GAY'S FABLES (Blake), Dore, Lang, etc. ENGLISH & AMER. NEWSPAPERS 1707-1880 from many States, many Harper's Weeklys (Homers). Many folios on GARDENS and ARCHITECTURE (B.Asher, etc.), and INTERIORS. 1st Amer. ADVENTURES OF S. HOLMES. ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (Dore, Rackham, and others). ART BOOKS (some signed) and books with original etchings, color lithographs (birds, fish, etc.). RARE A. LINCOLN books and many Presidential related books, a medal, portraits, signatures, etc. 32 crisp  BIG LITTLE BOOKS. Complete YELLOW BOOK; VERVEs and others. Paper lots (OHIO, NAUTICAL, MASSIVE ODD FELLOWS ARCHIVE-ECHO LODGE, BERWICK, ME.- 1870S-EARLY 20TH.) and others. Books on GOLF; TENNIS; BASEBALL; HORSES; DOGS; HUNTING; FISHING; CHESS; BIRDS; SCIENCE; PHILOLOGY; RELIGION(some early); NAUTICA and EXPLORATION. Important ANTIQUE REFERENCE BOOKS from a New England Museum. WESTERN AMERICANA.  Clean lots of 19th and 20th century Travel Books from many countries.  Good selection of LAW BOOKS (17th, 18th, and 19th centuries) LAWS...MASS (1799) which includes the D.O.I., TREATY OF PEACE, the U.S. and MASS CONSTITUTIONS; legal works by J. Story and others.  Books on ECONOMICS (Ist Ed. J.Necker, A.Smith etc); POLITICAL ECONOMY; PHILOSOPHY, etc. MANY HUNDREDS OF LEATHER-BOUND BOOKS and DECORATIVE CLOTH BINDINGS- sold in sets, singles and large lots. COOK BOOKS (19th and 20th Cent.). Great lot of 62 1920/30s FORD DEALER MAGS. 1930s FORTUNE MAGAZINES. Small Press, Fine Press and LECs. COLOPHON MAGS;  MAINE & NEW ENGLAND titles and sets.

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  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.

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