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Articles - August - 2016 Issue

10 New Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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For August, we review ten new bookseller catalogues. Maggs Bros. and John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offer catalogues of travel and voyages. Several booksellers target books about America. The William Reese Company has new acquisitions in Americana; Michael D. Heaston Rare Books & Manuscripts features Americana primarily related to the West; the George S. MacManus Company the Civil War.

 

Marc Selvaggio Books & Ephemera focuses on the Fascist Era in Italy. Peter Harrington offers modern literature. Shapero Rare Books' topic is four centuries of knowledge. Two catalogues are suited to those who read French: rare smaller format books from Librairie Clavreuil, and uncommon and valuable books from Michael Scagnamillo Livres Ancien et Moderne.

 

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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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