Rare Book Monthly

Book Catalogue Reviews - April - 2004 Issue

Oak Knoll Offers Titles from<br>The H.P. Kraus Reference Collection

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Item 47 is a complete run of The Book Collector, a British periodical, from Vol. 1 No. 1 in 1952 through Vol. 52 No. 2 in 2003. H.P. Kraus was a regular subscriber and this is their collection. $2,500. For those interested in the first American magazine about book collecting, there are 24 bound issues of The Philobiblion, published from 1861-1863. Each issue includes a sales catalogue from bookseller George P. Philes who published this magazine as an adjunct to his bookselling business. Item 339. $300.

This catalogue is not heavy on Canadiana, but here are three volumes of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Offered are the first three volumes of a massive fourteen-volume set. This is perfect for those researching early Canadian history, as these volumes cover the years 1000-1700, 1701-1740, and 1741-1770. Offered is the English language edition. Item 109. $200.

A number of items of auction records are available. For example, item 9 is a collection of pre-World War II Sotheby’s auction catalogues. These cover auctions of books and manuscripts, with 33 catalogues in all dated from 1864-1942. Many include prices realized. $950.

For those interested in Goethe’s Faust, item 202 is an 1885 bibliography of publications concerning this title including international translations. However, this book is in the original German. $200. If you are more interested in Goethe himself, item 203 is a bibliography and catalogue of his collection. $325. For those specializing in medical books, there’s the 43-volume New York Academy of Medicine Author Catalog, cataloguing 373,262 volumes and 169,336 pamphlets. Item 294. $750. Or for those with an even more specialized interest, there is An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology… Item 445. $325. This is just a smattering of the reference material available in Oak Knoll Books’ “Catalogue 254.”

Oak Knoll may be found on the web at www.oakknoll.com or reached by phone at 302-328-7232.

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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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