Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2019 Issue

Fourteen New Catalogues Reviewed This Month


14 new catalogues.

For December we review 14 new bookseller catalogues. The Raab Collection celebrates 30 years in the field with a selection of important autograph material. Mark Funke Bookseller offers a spectacular catalogue, devoting 143 pages to 25 special items. Honey & Wax Booksellers presents a variety of fascinating books and related items.


David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has a new catalogue of rare Americana. Old West Books focuses on western Americana. L&T Respess Books presents a selection of African-Americana, the Civil War and the South. The George S. MacManus Company focuses entirely on the Civil War.


The William Reese Company heads south of the border for a catalogue of Latin Americana. Shapero Rare Books heads east to India and South East Asia. Patrick McGahern Books takes us on travels and explorations all over the globe, with a notable selection from the Arctic.


The Kelmscott Bookshop features artists' books, private press, miniature books, art & photography, literature, history, and more. Brian Cassidy Bookseller is focused on the counterculture and similar material. John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offers 43 books of fables. Zephyr Used & Rare Books features scientific and technological books.


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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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