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Articles - June - 2003 Issue

Walking Tour Of New York’s Antiquarian Book Sellers-Part One: Midtown Manhattan

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Dealer Address & Contact Info.Dealer Specialties and Additional Details
James E. Lowe Autographs, Ltd.
Telephone: (212) 759-0775
Email: jameslowe@covad.net
Autograph Letters & Manuscripts, Historical Literary & Musical, Signed Photographs, Inscribed Editions, 19th Century Photographs

Additional Details: “We are probably one of the oldest autograph firms in the city, opened in 1969,” says proprietor James E. Lowe.
Martayan Lan
70 East 55th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Summer Hours: Mon.- Fri.., 9:30-5:30, & By Appointment
Telephone: (212) 308-0018
Fax: (212) 308-0074
Email: info@martayanlan.com
Website: www.martayanlan.com
Name of proprietor(s): Selma Martayan (Richard Lan)
15th – 18th Century Illustrated Books, Technology, Medicine, Architecture, Natural History, Americana, Atlases, Globes, Maps, & Prints
The Old Print Shop
150 Lexington Avenue (29th & 30th)
New York, NY 10016
Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9-5
Telephone: (212) 683-3950
Fax: (212) 779-8040
Email: info@oldprintshop.com
Website: oldprintshop.com
Name of proprietor(s): Kenneth M. Newman
American Fine Art Prints 1750 to 1950, Antique Maps, Scholarly Books on the Fine Arts, Illustrated Books & Atlases
Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.
1270 Avenue of the Americas, Ste. 302
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020-1702
Summer Hours: Mon.-Fri., By Appointment
Telephone: (212) 332-7070
Fax: (212) 332-7028
Email: early@childlit.com
Website: childlit.com
Name of proprietor(s): Justin G. Schiller (Raymond W. Wapner, Gregory C. Gillert, Dennis M.V. David)
Early Children’s Books, Rare Juvenile Literature, Related Manuscripts, Original Artwork & Bibliographies
Time and Again Books
320 East 46th Street, #34G
New York, NY 10017
Summer Hours: By Appointment
Telephone: (212) 599-4542
Fax: (212) 599-4542
Email: ferado@aol.com
Name of proprietor(s): Dennis John Ferado
Literature, Mystery, Science Fiction

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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>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.

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