Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2008 Issue

Nineteen Book Catalogues Reviewed in Section Two

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Nineteen bookseller catalogues are reviewed in Section Two this month.


We begin the new year with 19 book catalogue reviews in Section Two. Dragon Books has issued their first catalogue. The Antiquariaat Forum offers books from Europe and the Far East, Libreria de Antano from Latin America and Spain, while David Ewens features Canadiana. Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books offers European books about books, while David Schulson has European and American autographs. Samuel Gedge presents primarily British books, but many from far off lands as well.

Panoramic photography is the subject of Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books this month. The Book Collector offers antiquarian chess literature. Ken Lopez has modern literature, James Cummins literature. There is literature, photography, letters, etc., from Waverly Books, literature, film, history and more from James Pepper Rare Books.

The Manhattan Rare Book Co. offers first editions, history, science and more. Hordern House is focused on 32 rare books and manuscripts, while John Michael Lang has 32 varied items. The Veatchs Arts of the Book concentrates on printing history and technique, while the Lawbook Exchange is focused on legal cases and the law. Finally, Forest Books presents a miscellany.

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.

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