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Articles - May - 2014 Issue

15 New Catalogues Reviewed for May

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15 new catalogues.

This month, we have 15 new bookseller catalogues to review. There are several that cover an undefined variety of material, while others target very specific niches. Bauman Rare Books features new acquisitions, while Raptis Rare Books offers a variety of exceptional material. Simon Beattie has 25 items he has labeled “handled with care” as it took a year to assemble them. Leo Cadogan Rare Books and Knuf Rare Books present selections from the recent New York Antiquarian Book Fair.

 

The Heritage Bookshop is celebrating its 50th anniversary by offering the Salinas Price collection of books important in Western thought and the history of printing. Martayan Lan covers travel, science, and art. Barry Lawrence Ruderman offers a selection of antique maps, while High Ridge Books features American maps. Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller focuses on the Arctic and Canadiana.

 

The next group is even more finely targeted. Adrian Harrington offers a catalogue devoted to the work of Ian Fleming, of James Bond fame. Aquila Books targets the works from Lucy Maud Montgomery, writer of Anne of Green Gables. Antiquariaat Forum focuses on the Islamic world. The Philadelphia Rare Book Company features some important items of early Anglo California. Daniel Crouch Rare Books offers calculating machines of centuries ago, some on paper, others more device-like.

 

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <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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