Rare Book Monthly

Articles - May - 2010 Issue

17 New Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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17 catalogues are reviewed this month.


This month 17 new bookseller catalogues are reviewed in Section II of AE Monthly. The topics this month are as varied as the books themselves. Nineteenth century America is the focus of Seneca Books. Back of Beyond Books primarily targets the American Southwest. Moving south, the William Reese Company offers a catalogue on the Caribbean, while Libreria de Antano presents books on South and Central America, as well as Spain.

There are maritime books at the Ten Pound Island Book Company. Gem and jewelry books are offered by Twelfth Street Booksellers. Classical antiquity is the subject at Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta, while the history of ideas is the topic at Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books. Political texts from the left can be found at Lorne Bair Rare Books and Ephemera. Material relating to film, theater, and literature is available from James Pepper Rare Books.

The George S. MacManus Company presents a collection of atlases, almanacs, and city guides. Oak Knoll Books has books about books. Rare and antiquarian works are featured by Leo Cadogan Rare Books and Librarie Thomas-Scheler. James Cummins Bookseller offers a selection of fine books, Peter L. Masi Books covers a variety of fields, while the Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books present a selection displayed at the recent New York Antiquarian Book Fair.

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <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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