Rare Book Monthly

Articles - February - 2009 Issue

Eleven Catalogues Under Review

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Eleven catalogues are under review this month.


Eleven new bookseller catalogues are reviewed in this month's Review Section of AE Monthly. There are catalogues of "books about books," primarily from America by Oak Knoll Books, and primarily from Europe by Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books. The William Reese Company offers over 900 items of literature, while Waverly Books features literature and film-related items.

David M. Lesser Antiquarian Books presents inexpensive Americana. Plaza Books is focused on close neighbors, Mexico and Latin America. Garrett Scott, Bookseller has a new collection of unusual pamphlets and books mostly from America and England.

Michael Brown Rare Books has a wonderful, thoroughly described collection of manuscripts. I.D. Edrich presents books from their "Bridge" Room (you'll have to read the review to see what that means). Aleph-Bet Books has another outstanding collection of children's books, while the Lawbook Exchange features historic legal texts.

To see all of the catalogues reviewed this month, click here now.

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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