Rare Book Monthly

Articles - June - 2003 Issue

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



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>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> hand-painted collage. Sold for a record $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Couple passing a giant bird house,</i> watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1948. Sold for $16,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Miriam Troop, <i>Rain on Laundry Day,</i> oil on canvas, cover for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1940. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To All Fascists,</i> ink broadside for The League of American Writers, circa 1937. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Jo Mielziner, <i>Pet Shop Drop,</i> backdrop design for <i>Pal Joey</i> on Broadway, 1940. Sold for a record $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Lee Brown Coye, acrylic cover illustration for the 25th anniversary of <i>Weird Tales,</i> 1944. Sold for $18,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Virgil Finlay, <i>The Outsider & Others,</i> pen & ink dust jacket illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's book, 1939. Sold for $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Al Hirschfeld, <i>Paul Robeson as Othello,</i> illustration for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1942. Sold for $68,750
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Frederic Remington, pen & ink illustration for <i>A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers</i> in <i>The Century</i> magazine, 1889. Sold for $17,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE. Chronicling 20th century aviation from the earliest Wright Brothers images through commercial and military applications. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> FIRST TELEPHONE CALL TO THE MOON. Partial transcription signed by Apollo 11 astronauts and President Nixon. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI LAB MODEL, 1957. Full scale vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, Moscow, [February, 1957]. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> Apollo 11 Beta cloth crew emblem, SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE APOLLO 11 CREW. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> GEMINI 1/8 SCALE MODEL. Rarely seen large-scale contractor's model. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.

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