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Articles - August - 2015 Issue

Twelve New Catalogues Reviewed for August

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Twelve new catalogues.

This month 12 new bookseller catalogues are reviewed. Some are highly targeted, others feature a wide variety of material. A few are location centered. The William Reese Company and David M. Lesser Antiquarian Books target Americana. Patrick McGahern Books tilts towards their home in Canada, though they also feature items from America and European countries that played a major role in their country's development. Aquila Books focuses on the far north and far south with a catalogue on the polar regions.

 

Brian Cassidy Books offers a selection of material from the 1960's-1980's underground. L & T Respess Books features art, architecture, and design. From Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller we find works related to agriculture, bibliography, and a few other topics. There is probably no need to state the specialty you will find offered by The Lawbook Exchange.

 

Peter Grogan has a variety in his Catalogue #1. Peter Harrington features an assortment of important material. Samuel Gedge Ltd. offers a wide selection of very old works on paper. The Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books combine to also feature a wide variety of interesting material.

 

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.

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