Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2019 Issue

eCatalogues: Seasons Greetings from RBH Members

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Book Fairs: the antidote to Bookshop Closings

As the printed catalogue has declined many smart sellers have shifted to eCatalogues to showcase material.  This holiday season we are pleased to present the most recent fifty eCatalogue presentations RBH members have posted.  The world now relies on online databases to locate specific material but dealers have long understood that organized subjects in catalogue form sell better.  eCatalogues are the logical middle ground so take a hard look.  Dealers are out there, while hoping to sell their material, are also occupying new intellectual space.  They all deserve our support.   

1

Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books

Books from the Library of Ira Gershwin

450 books from the library of George and Ira Gershwin

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2

Crow Hop Rare Books

E-List 4

Holiday 2018

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3

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Civil, Common & Roman Law

E-List 30 Items

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4

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 320: Typography and Printing History

Illustrated list with 30 items on typography and printing history.

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5

William Reese Co.

The Second World War

Americana e-list consisting of 19 items, illustrated.

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6

Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 271. Canadian Rare Books, Maps & Prints

And other rare and antiquarian books

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7

The Wayfarer's Bookshop

Exploration, Travels & Voyages: Books, Games, Maps & Prints

Including Islamic, Japanese and Russian Items

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8

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common, Customary, Ecclesiastical, Feudal, Roman

E-List 30 Items

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9

Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

Americana, Politics, & Culture

Recent acquisitions of items of unique historical interest

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10

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 319: Economics - Government & the Private Sector

Illustrated list with 111 items on government interaction with the private sector.

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11

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Christmas Catalogue 2018

Interesting and unusual recent acquisitions

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12

Hordern House Rare Books

The Baudin Expedition to Australia (1800-1804)

Highly Important original works of art, views and portraits from the Expedition.

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13

Yesterday's Muse Inc.

Winter 2018

Highlights from recent acquisitions.

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14

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common, Roman & Scots Law

E-List 30 Items

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15

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 318: The Middle Ages

Illustrated list with 50 items, including history, art, architecture, women

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16

RAPTIS RARE BOOKS

Raptis Rare Books Holiday Catalog 2018

Browse exceptional gifts in this Holiday Catalog

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17

Kurt A. Sanftleben t/a Read'Em Again Books

18-6 (End-of-Year Clearance)

Catalog 18-6 contains 75 items: books, miniature books, leaves, documents, speeches, ephemera, maps

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18

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

China In Print

Catalogue for China in Print 2018 Fair in Hong Kong

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19

William Reese Co.

The War to End All Wars: The History, Literature & Images of World War One

E-list consisting of 47 items, illustrated.

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20

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

AUTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, & MEMORABILIA

From the Collection of Marilyn Horne

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21

William Reese Co.

359 The 17th Century

Americana catalogue, 138 items, illustrated.

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22

William Reese Co.

Boston Book Fair 2018

86 Americana items, illustrated.

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23

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 American, English & Scottish Trials

E-List 30 Items

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24

Antiquates Ltd

List Bp - Christmas is coming!

125 books from the seventeenth-twentieth centuries

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25

Asia Bookroom

Hong Kong Book Fair 2018

A selection of highlights from our stand at the Hong Kong Antiquarian Book Fair in December 2018.

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26

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 Recent Acquisitions: American, English & Scots Law, 1640-1965

E-List 30 Items

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27

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 317: Thirteen Recent Acquisitions

Including Japan, manuscripts, exhibition catalogues, children's literature, Brazil, Latin America

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28

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Fine Press & Books About Books, Part 2

A further selection from a recently acquired collection of fine press, bibliography, and books about

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29

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Fine Press & Books About Books

A portion of a recently acquired collection of fine press, bibliography, and books about books

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30

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Colorado and the West

A fine private collection of 229 items relating to Colorado, the West, and the railroad.

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31

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Catalogue 4

104 fine books and manuscripts in a variety of fields

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32

Kurt A. Sanftleben t/a Read'Em Again Books

18-5 (Fall, 2018)

38 broadsides, letters, diaries, documents, memoirs, photo albums, playbills, etc.

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33

B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Manuscripts

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

A selection of books exhibited at the Boston 2018 Book Fair

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34

Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 270

Canadiana - Including Military and Sporting

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35

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 Recent Acquisitions: Civil & Common Law, 1598-1949

E-List 30 Items

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36

William Reese Company

The Hub of the Universe: Boston in the 19th Century

Americana e-list consisting of 77 items, illustrated.

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37

Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

Bill Mauldin Collection - Veteran's Day 2018

An Archive of Books, Cartoons, and Ephemera from the great Bill Mauldin

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38

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

X Marks the Spot

Pirates, privateers and their role in European relations

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39

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Catalogue 91: Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera, 15th to 20th Centuries

Catalogue 116 Items

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40

Richard C. Ramer

Special List 316: Festivities

Illustrated list with 57 items on festivities.

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41

William Reese Co.

Freedom's Symphony: The Music of America

Americana e-list consisting of 126 items relating to music, including sheet music. Illustrated.

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42

Crow Hop Rare Books

E-List 3: New Arrivals

25 items

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43

John Randall (Books of Asia)

Orientalia 6 - China

Travel and literature relating to China from the 16th to 20th centuries.

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44

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Books Listed in Beale’s Bibliography of Early English Law Book

E-List 30 Items

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45

Raptis Rare Books

Raptis Rare Books Fall 2018 Catalog

From Saint Augustine to Shel Silverstein

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46

Richard C. Ramer

Special List 315: Portents, Prophecies, and the Supernatural

Illustrated Halloween list: 57 items on prophecies, portents, occult, miracles, supernatural.

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47

Primary Sources

Catalogue 2

Rare Americana

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48

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Prints and Books with Illustrations

E-List 30 Items

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49

William Reese Co.

William Reese's "Six Score: The 120 Best Books on the Range Cattle Industry"

Offerings from Bill Reese's bibliography of the range cattle industry. 59 items, illustrated.

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50

The Wayfarer's Bookshop

50 Unique Items

Archives, Drawings, Manuscripts & Watercolours

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €

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