Rare Book Monthly

Articles - June - 2014 Issue

Fourteen Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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Fourteen new catalogues.

This month we review 14 recently released bookseller catalogues. John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has a selection of works from the library of a major San Francisco collector. Important material can also be found in a catalogue of books, maps, and manuscripts from Martayan Lan. Librairie Thomas-Scheler has issued the second part of their catalogue of antiquarian books. Sotherans presents a varied spring collection, while Samuel Gedge Ltd. Rare Books has much that is uncommon in a selection prepared for the just completed Olympia Book Fair.

 

L & T Respess Books offers a selection of African-Americana. Peter Harrington provides works from the field of modern literature. Sevin Seydi Rare Books has a summer catalogue of unexpected items. Asher Rare Books and the Antiquariaat Forum combine for a spring collection. Aleph-Bet Books has 500 examples of children's and illustrated books. The William Reese Company focuses on American women while David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books offers rare Americana. Joe Rubinfine has signed documents in Americana, including most U.S. presidents, while Schulson Autographs has signed material from around the world.

 

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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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