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Articles - December - 2013 Issue

Nine New Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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This month we review nine new booksellers' catalogues. Whitmore Rare Books and Peter Harrington look forward to the joy of the season with holiday catalogues. Librairie Thomas-Scheler presents antiquarian books from their location in France. Foldvari Books offers a variety from their home in Hungary.

 

David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has a new selection of rare Americana. The William Reese Company focuses specifically on Western Americana. Kenston Rare Books presents a collection of material on one of the most terrible of American tragedies, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Honey and Wax Booksellers offers literary acquisitions in their latest catalogue. James Tait Goodrich is focused on historical medical works.

 

To see all of the reviews of these new catalogues, click here now. www.americanaexchange.com/reviews.

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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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