Rare Book Monthly

Book Catalogue Reviews - July - 2022 Issue

Manuscripts, Hand-Drawings, Religious Charts, Printed on Silk, Spiritualism and Other Oddities from Garrett Scott, Bookseller

Section of the “chart of the ages.”

Garrett Scott, Bookseller, has issued their Catalog 42: Shake Up Open Your Eyes. Scott specializes in the unusual, the odd, the downright strange. One thing we can say about a Scott catalogue is that regardless of what you collect, his catalogues will entertain you. This catalogue is a large, newsprint collection of all of 11 items. I doubt you've seen many of these before. Here we go.


1. A school child's hand-drawn atlas of Europe, Asia and Africa. Signed R. A. L. Robinson from Bath, Maine, dated 1831. $1,250.


2. This is a poster with an autograph manuscript written on the back – Our Experiment with the Beverly Hill Billies by Alice Sutherland & Katherine Hutching. The poster announced “On the Stage Glen Rice and his Beverly Hill Billies.” Alice and “Kuddie” went to a performance while they were in Montana in June 1935. Rice, a Los Angeles radio station manager, put together the band to take advantage of the popularity of country music. The young women were wandering around town when they decided to take in the show. They were enchanted by the Hill Billies. Alice writes “we didn't think much of 'em that nite only the little Mexican was cute & a very good singer.” They see them around town the next day and they show the ladies some attention. They were smitten. “The little Mex. would wave at me and look @ me & grin. It tickled me very much.” That band name would make a great title for a TV series. $250.


3. Broadside lyrics to the song The Green Linnet, an ode to Napoleon, with the footing caption For Sale Wholesale and Retail, a great variety of Song Books & Ballds, By O. S. Waling, on the Canal Dock, Rochester. Circa 1847. $150.


4. A circa early 20th century hand-drawn the chart of the ages illustrating the Plans of God for Bringing many sons to glory and his purpose. Lots of biblical history and religious claims are written on this chart, in accordance with Adventist beliefs. $450.


5. Broadside printed on silk of the Farewell Address Andrew Jackson To the People of the United States. From 1837. $2,000.


6. Another silk broadside of President Jackson's Proclamation circa 1832. This is Jackson's proclamation against South Carolina's claim to having the power to nullify federal laws. $2,000.


7. An autograph ink map of upper Manhattan including bridges and other features that no longer exist. Annotations were made. Circa mid-1850s. $400.


8. An 1856 second edition pocket map of Minnesota and part of Wisconsin, colored by hand. $1,100.


9. Presenting the Plans for The New Era Union... This is a book presenting plans for a grandiose Utopian city, with an imaginary dialogue between capitalists and reformers. There is a large folding view of the city and an inserted folding map. This 1897 book was the creation of Charles Caryl, and as one might expect from such a dreamer, he soon moved on to other equally realistic plans. $250.


10. Marriage and Parentage: or, The Reproductive Element in Man, as a Means to his Elevation and Happiness. Sex education such as it was in 1861 from Henry Clarke Wright. $250.


11. Echoes, by Mrs. M. A. Archer, Volume First (all published), from 1867. Reports from the other world from the 18th century spiritualist, including four spirit portraits of children who had departed this world. $350.


Garrett Scott, Bookseller, may be reached at 734-730-0643 or garrett@bibliophagist.com.

Rare Book Monthly

  • Bonhams, July 15-25: THE AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF ISRAEL WITKOWER. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: GEORGE WASHINGTON SIGNED DISCHARGE. June 9, 1783. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: "Shhhhh!" A DAVID SHANNON ILLUSTRATION FROM DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE. $2,500 - $3,500
    Bonhams, July 15-25: PICASSO, PABLO. Le Carmen des Carmen. Paris, 1964. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: KARA WALKER SILHOUETTES FOR TONI MORRISON'S FIVE POEMS. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: FIRST APPEARANCE OF PINOCCHIO IN ENGLISH. COLLODI, CARLO.New York, 1892. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: BONAPARTE, JOSEPHINE. Autograph Note (unsigned) in French. $1,000 - $1,500
    Bonhams, July 15-25: FROST ON MATTHEW ARNOLD.Autograph Letter Signed to Adams, July 27, 1934. $800 - $1,200
    Bonhams, July 15-25: ELIAS BOUDINOT'S COPY OF BARLOW'S COLUMBIAN EPIC. $800 - $1,200
  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first hardback edition, 1997. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, July 18: Binding.- Lucian of Samosata Opuscula Erasmo Roterodamo interprete, first Aldine edition, Venice, Heirs of Aldus Manutius and A, 1516. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bacon (Sir Francis). De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum Libri IX, Pierre Gassendi's copy gifted him by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Paris, Typis Petri Mettayer, 1624. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Shakespeare (William). The First Part of Henry the Fourth, with the Life and Death of Henry, Sirnamed Hot-Spurre…, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Darwin (Charles). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, third edition, presentation inscription 'From the Author' in a secretary's hand, John Murray, 1861. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Teague (Violet). Geraldine Rede. Night Fall in the Ti-Tree, first edition, Melbourne, Sign of the Rabbit, 1905; and another. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum Auctions
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    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: India.- Primrose (Gen. James Maurice). Collection of 24 original drawings from his time in India with the 43rd Regiment of Foot, circa 1855 to 1864. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum, July 18: Manet (Édouard). Trente Eaux-fortes originales, the complete portfolio, Paris, A. Stroelin, 1905. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bible, English. [The Holy Bible], first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], [1611]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: America.- Mathews (Alfred E.) Pencil Sketches of Montana, first edition, New York, Published by the Author, 1868. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bawden (Edward). Original dust-jacket artwork for 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus, [c.1946]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    Forum, July 18: World.- Fries (Laurent). Tabula Nova Totius Orbis, woodcut map, [c.1541]. £3,000 to £5,000.
  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.

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