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Articles - December - 2011 Issue

Fourteen Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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New catalogues just in time for the holidays.

For December, we review 14 new booksellers' catalogues. We start at the beginning – the first catalogue issued by Yesterday's Muse Books of Webster, New York. On the other end of the scale, Pages of Yesteryear celebrates its 47th year in business with 47 items. Leo Cadogan Rare Books has some new acquisitions, Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books offers a wide selection of material, and Samuel Gedge Rare Books presents antiquarian books, manuscripts, and ephemera.


Gene Baade Books on the West offers a fine selection of western wear. Old West Books also has a selection of Western Americana. David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books presents an assortment of American pamphlets, but this time within the niche of copies stitched in their original wrappers. The William Reese Company has a selection of works pertaining to English Colonial America.

Libreria de Antano offers items related to the Spanish-speaking world. The Ten Pound Island Book Company presents maritime works, Peter Harrington features travels and exploration, Garrett Scott, Bookseller, non-U.S. Books and pamphlets. David Schulson Autographs offers a selection of signed items for the holidays, with a special section on comedy.

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.

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