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Articles - May - 2016 Issue

17 Booksellers' Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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17 catalogues reviewed.

This month we have 17 book catalogues to review. A wide range of subjects for collectors are covered by these selections. Dr. Jorn Gunther Rare Books offers a spectacular collection of early bibles, starting with a lengthy Gutenberg fragment. Antiquariat Dasa Pahor has a catalogue of "rare objects with a story," rare, often artistic works with their history explained in thorough detail. Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books presents a selection of books and related items which double as artworks. David Brass Rare Books also offers much with an artistic flair – color-plate books, original art, fine bindings, along with literature, children's books, caricature, and Africana.

 

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps offers a catalogue of maps that starts with New York and reaches to the moon. High Ridge Books features a selection of maps, atlases, guides and directories, along with other rare books. The Antiquariat Forum and Asher Rare Books present the "library of a gentleman," who clearly appreciated tales of travels, particularly to the East.

 

Doug Johns has a "western roundup," featuring many works by or about the great western artist Charlie Russell. Patrick McGahern Books focuses on Canadiana and Ireland, along with travel, bibliography and more. Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller has a catalogue devoted to Japanese books, manuscripts, and scrolls.

 

Lorne Bair Rare Books has a catalogue of mostly radical literature. The George S. MacManus Company is focused on America's Civil War. The Lawbook Exchange features many texts and ephemeral items related to the law. Spanish bookseller Libreria Jose Porrua Turanzas offers a selection of antiquarian works ranging from the 15th to the 19th century. James Gray Booksellers features early printed books. John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller presents a selection of recent acquisitions. Shapero Rare Books releases their latest collection of 50 fine books.

 

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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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