Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2008 Issue

Fourteen Catalogues Reviewed In Section II

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Fourteen new catalogues are reviewed in Section II.


Fourteen new bookseller catalogues are reviewed in Section II this month. The American Southwest and Mexico are the subjects of Almagre Books latest offering, the American West and its cast of characters are featured by Old West Books. Spanish and Latin American rarities are offered by Libreria de Antano, unusual Americana by David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books. Joe Rubinfine has historic American autographs.

Bernard Shapero Rare Books presents their third catalogue of spectacular cartography. The Lawbook Exchange examines murder and other legal matters. Brian Cassidy Bookseller has an unusual mix of items; Michael Sharpe Rare and Antiquarian Books features newly acquired material. Arts, exploration and more are available from Wessel and Lieberman Booksellers, first editions, film and ephemera from James Pepper Rare Books.

"Bob's favorites" are among the books offered this time by Oak Knoll Books. J.N. Bartfield Galleries and Fine Books presents fine books and art, while the William Reese Co. offers ten 19th century American paintings.

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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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