12 New Catalogues Reviewed This Month

- by Michael Stillman


New catalogues under review.

For October, we have 12 new catalogues to review. The first catalogue issued by ExtantAmericana of New York features rare, often unique items relating to America's past. The WilliamReeseCompany also has a collection of Americana, as they present Part II of a catalogue of material featured in Wright Howes' Usiana. PlazaBooks, on the other hand, focuses on the other side of the border, with items pertaining to Mexico.

Sotheran's offers a selection of works from the library of Percy Whiting Brown, of Concord, Massachusetts.RestorationBooks presents material from the library of Robert Denny Watt, great-grandson of the founder of Seattle, Washington. GeneBaadeBooksontheWest features American western wear with a side offering of 16th and 17th century Lutheran texts in Latin and German. That's not a combination you see everyday.

JustinCroftAntiquarianBooks takes a look back in time through their latest catalogue. HelenKahnandAssociates features voyages and travel all over the world. GertJanBestebreurtjeRareBooks presents maps and prints. The Raab Collection offers 23 “historical treasures.” Marc Selvaggio Books and Ephemera has a collection of over 500 rare ephemeral pieces. Aleph-BetBooks offers a new selection of 600 children's and illustrated books.