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Articles - September - 2016 Issue

Stay Tuned: Three-Part Series on New Editions of 17th-Century Women Writers

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Set your cap for this! Guest Series: “Old Books / New Editions” by Guest Writer, Maureen E. Mulvihill, a collector & scholar with The Princeton Research Forum, NJ. Three articles, with contemporary images, on new editions by respected specialists of three intriguing 17th-century women writers. Hosted by the Rare Book Hub in three installments: Oct 1st, Nov 1st, Dec 1st, 2016. See illustrated Preview Page. (Our thanks to Dan Harris for tech assistance.)


Posted On: 2016-09-01 14:17
User Name: awaldronmd

Dr. Mulvihill, I am very impressed with your presentation page and links. I have signed on as a general public member. I am pleased to see the fine rare book work that you are so devoted to. Dr. Waldron


Posted On: 2016-09-01 23:38
User Name: maryf

Always wonderful to see new attention paid to formerly overlooked authors. Finally, these 17th Century writers are getting some of the notice they deserved when first published.


Posted On: 2016-09-02 17:22
User Name: mairin111

Posting for Felix de Villiers (Verona, Italy)
< https://www.facebook.com/felix.l.devilliers >
1st September 2016.

This upcoming new series looks promising, both its content & the close care Maureen will give her essays' visual material. I sometimes think she's a closet painter, or designer of some kind. I've been an e-colleague of hers for years, and I especially like her writings on the old, rare books and the early authors. But then, also, on Rubens and Veronese, too --- and Virginia Woolf. Glad to know about this Rare Book Hub website & archive -- useful to all kinds of book people! Maureen's love and commitment to her work is such that I feel the books are alive and speaking to me. A joy to follow her. (Pleased to have a voice here, thank you for posting this Comment.) From Felix de Villiers, Verona, Italy, 1st September 2016 ///


Posted On: 2016-09-02 19:22
User Name: namafor52017

Dr. Mulvihill,
The Friends of the Selby Library and I are very excited about your upcoming presentation in April, "Old Books Still Matter". This will open up a wonderful new world to those of us who are novices in this field. It certainly will be enriching for all in the audience, many of whom are collectors of rare books. We are eager to hear the thoughts of creative, learned men and women from generations ago and also to view some of the actual rare books. As a retired educator, it will be so rewarding to be learning in this vital way from someone so passionate about her life's work. Alice Blueglass, VP of the Friends of the Selby Library. Sarasota Fl.


Posted On: 2016-09-05 18:19
User Name: bschneller

Your readers are most fortunate to have the expertise of Dr. Mulvihill apparent in this fine exhibit. Long a scholar-advocate for women writers, and especially neglected women writers, Dr. Mulvihill's contributions to the field are creative, comprehensive, and beautifully executed with her curator's eye. She has a gift for critical analysis of the literary merit of these works enhanced by her "reading" of the important information on the history of book that can be gleaned from the material of print culture. This is notable and noteworthy work.


Posted On: 2016-09-07 21:29
User Name: mmdecker

Looking forward to this series. Dr. Mulvihill can always be relied upon for an excellent and thorough treatment of her subjects. This looks to be an important presentation. Thank you.


Posted On: 2016-09-08 03:52
User Name: mairin111

Posting for Dr Mona Scheuermann (Chicago)
< https://www.amazon.com/Mona-Scheuermann/e/B001KHV4Z2 >
7th September 2016.
As a scholar of seventeenth and eighteenth-century literature and history, I am fascinated by rare books and their contexts. I've known Dr. Mulvihill's work since the 1980s, and I look forward with much pleasure to reading her essays in this series. She is superbly qualified to assume this task. And thank you, Rare Book Hub!


Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Textile of the Great White Fleet, with portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans & successor Charles Stillman Sperry, 1908. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> William J. Stone, <i>Declaration of Independence,</i> Force printing, 1833. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Shugart family papers including documentation of the Underground Railroad, 63 items, 1838-81. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Records of the Dickinson & Shrewsbury salt works, over 2000 items, with extensive slave labor correspondence, legal records & receipts, bulk 1820-1865. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Gloria Steinem, typescript for her speech <i>Living the Revolution,</i> with related letters and documents, 1941-77. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> <i>Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression,</i> depicting the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, c. 1774. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, <i>Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta,</i> Antwerp, 1635. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Antonio de Mayorga, manuscript map of Mexico City, 1779. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall, <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America,</i> first edition, 3 volumes, Philadelphia, 1842-44. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Samuel Walker, diary of the entire first cruise of the USS Kineo, a gunboat on the Mississippi, 1854-69. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Scrapbook on early Stanford football, with letters from Walter Camp, 1893-95 & 1931. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.

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