Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2012 Issue

20 New Catalogues Reviewed This Month

20 new catalogues are reviewed.

This month we review 20 new bookseller catalogues. Pickering and Chatto offers a selection of English books and manuscripts. James and Devon Gray Booksellers, on the other hand, offers books in English, specifically from 1527-1728. Samuel Gedge Ltd. also offers a variety of material primarily in English, and mostly from the 18th century.

Librairie Thomas-Scheler has 13-20th century books and manuscripts. Philip J. Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts has a 19-20th century miscellany. Knuf Rare Books offers books old and rare. David Schulson Autographs presents signed material.

Honey and Wax Booksellers, a specialist in literature, offers its first catalogue. On the other end of the spectrum, The Pages of Yesteryear presents a catalogue of 48 items to celebrate their 48th year in the business. Timothy Hughes Rare and Early Newspapers has a new selection of old newspapers.

Ian Brabner Bookseller offers a collection of manuscript, printed, and visual Americana. The William Reese Company focuses on the American Civil War. The George S. MacManus Company catalogue focuses entirely on Confederate President Jefferson Davis. For those who find America too mild, Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books has a catalogue of items pertaining to the Arctic, Antarctic, and whaling. Lorne Bair Rare Books offers a catalogue of graphic material pertaining to social and political movements of the late 18th and 19th century.

Peter Harrington presents a collection of children's literature. The Kelmscott Bookshop is focused on private press and other fine works. James Cummins Bookseller presents illustrated books and fine bindings. Simon Beattie offers 25 unusual items. Finally, Garrett Scott Bookseller has a new selection of works from odd and unusual, even strange authors, American, English and French. Viva la difference!

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Rare Book Monthly

  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.
  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first hardback edition, 1997. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, July 18: Binding.- Lucian of Samosata Opuscula Erasmo Roterodamo interprete, first Aldine edition, Venice, Heirs of Aldus Manutius and A, 1516. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bacon (Sir Francis). De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum Libri IX, Pierre Gassendi's copy gifted him by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Paris, Typis Petri Mettayer, 1624. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Shakespeare (William). The First Part of Henry the Fourth, with the Life and Death of Henry, Sirnamed Hot-Spurre…, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Darwin (Charles). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, third edition, presentation inscription 'From the Author' in a secretary's hand, John Murray, 1861. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Teague (Violet). Geraldine Rede. Night Fall in the Ti-Tree, first edition, Melbourne, Sign of the Rabbit, 1905; and another. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: India.- Primrose (Gen. James Maurice). Collection of 24 original drawings from his time in India with the 43rd Regiment of Foot, circa 1855 to 1864. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum, July 18: Manet (Édouard). Trente Eaux-fortes originales, the complete portfolio, Paris, A. Stroelin, 1905. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bible, English. [The Holy Bible], first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], [1611]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: America.- Mathews (Alfred E.) Pencil Sketches of Montana, first edition, New York, Published by the Author, 1868. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bawden (Edward). Original dust-jacket artwork for 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus, [c.1946]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    Forum, July 18: World.- Fries (Laurent). Tabula Nova Totius Orbis, woodcut map, [c.1541]. £3,000 to £5,000.

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