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Book Catalogue Reviews - October - 2006 Issue

Rare and Old Books from the Antiquariaat Forum



Item 47 is a major ichthyology, or fish book for those not familiar with the term. Entitled Aquatilium animalium historiae liber primus, this work was created by Ippolito Salviani in the 16th century. Illustrations came from specimens found in the Roman fish market, along with images from other countries obtained by Salviani's sponsor, Cardinal Marcello Cervini. Cervini's untimely death delayed publication of this work, so it contains a number of dates, starting with 1554. Salviani's work is considered one of the best on its subject from the 16th century. Priced at $37,250.

Alphonse Pinart was a Frenchman who visited the American West in the 1870s. Mostly he concentrated on the far northern territory, though he undertook a trip to Arizona as well. Item 44 is one of his earliest works, Catalogue des collections rapportees de l'Amerique Russe. It is a study of various man-made or related objects, such as harpoons, masks, lamps, bags, and skulls, found in what was then Russian America. However, by the time the book was published in 1872, Alaska was no longer Russian territory, so the title notes that it is now the Territory of Alaska. Most of the Alaskan artifacts described in this book were collected on Kodiak Island. $3,550.

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  • <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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