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Articles - February - 2008 Issue

The AE Comet for March: Literary First Editions & Related Material

Twain.life

The alchemy of the copy and the content


By Bruce McKinney

The third issue of The Bookseller's Comet will appear in the March issue of AE Monthly. It will include printed material and objects offered by members pertaining to Literary First Editions and Related Materials. It's intended to provide an interesting cross section of material selected by AE members.

Material will include first editions, signed and exceptionally nice copies and examples with distinguished provenance. Manuscripts and letters, images, paintings and lithographs as well as objects are all potentially appropriate.

Members may provide up to seven items. Images are requested but not required. It is our belief that images entice interest, answer questions and promote sales. Space for two images with each listing are provided.

This is a free service to listing members.

We will send emails to eligible members on the 14th. An upload link, Contribute Material to the Next Issue of the Comet", is already installed on Premium Services home pages [directly under Welcome].

If you would like to join AE both to list your material in Books for Sale and to participate in this and future special interest catalogues click here for further information. An Octavo membership [or higher] qualifies.

If you have questions email bmckinney@americanaexchange.com or call 415.823.6678

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

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