Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2018 Issue

An Old Friend: calling it a day

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James and Lana Servies, partners in Florida history

Pensacola.  King & Queen Books has begun their going out of business sale.   Long an active used and rare book dealer in west Florida, the surviving wife and partner of James Servies, Lana, is closing their shop.  She has, at this point, about 6,000 books and miscellany, none of which are catalogued.  The only way to know what she has is to call and such calls are welcomed. 

 

In addition to this inventory they also have some sets of Servies’ Bibliography of Florida, a master work that documents in date order beginning with No. 1 Waldseemuller’s Cosmographiae dated 1507 all notations and references to Florida and runs into, in the fourth volume, to the 20th century, a painstaking effort to map the sequence of publications.

 

Of this important set they have more than one hundred sets available.

Published between 1993 and 2001 these sets are the gold standard for collectors of early Florida.

 

Here is the sale announcement:

 

 

Clearing out a 40+ year accumulation of stock!

 

Books 50% off!

 

6,000+ books, pamphlets, and ephemera

Heavy on Americana, especially Florida and Southern Americana

Small selection of reference books for booksellers and maps

 

Special Collection

 

John F. Kennedy collection (collected circa 1972-1979)

About 1300 titles, in addition to over 230 documents and 500 journal articles

$10,000 or best offer for JFK collection

 

Equipment

 

Shelving: 8 units (each 94.5"w x 73.5"h) of 3 sections of 6 shelves (30"w x 9"d) -- $150.00 each

    2 units (59.5"w x 84"h) of 2 sections of 7 shelves (28.5"w x 9"d) -- $45.00 each

    2 units (54"w x 84"h) of 2 sections of 7 shelves (27"w x 7"d) -- $45.00 each

    1 unit (54"w x 81.5"h) of 2 sections of 7 shelves (25"w x 7.5"d) -- $45.00

    2 units (58"w x 84"h) of 2 sections of 7 shelves (28"w x 9"d) -- $45.00 each

 

5 drawer (each 1 3/4"d) metal map case (40"w x 22"h x 29"d); includes top and 6" base -- $200.00

Custom-made storage unit for top of map case -- $100.00

 

 

Please make an appointment in advance

 

 I am located within 1 mile south of I-10 at exit 13, near several motels

Address provided with appointment

 

 

Lana Servies

King & Queen Books

P.O. Box 10594

Pensacola, FL 32524-0594

kqbooks@cox.net 

(850) 477-6811   8am-9pm CDT


Posted On: 2018-04-09 22:14
User Name: berry

PLEASE CALL WHEN YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY. THANKS

BERRY BOWMAN 479 466 8864


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    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
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    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
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    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Graham Simmons, <i>The Army Isn’t All Work,</i> 1919. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Je ne fume que le nil,</i> 1912. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> <i>Attack of the 50 ft. Woman,</i> designer unknown, 1958. $3,000 to $4,000.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Francisco Tamagno, <i>Terrot & Co. / Dijon / Cycles Motorettes,</i> 1909. $2,000 to $3,000.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Travel? Adventure? Answer – Join the Marines!,</i> circa 1918. $4,000 to $6,000.
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    <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.
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    <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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