Rare Book Monthly Reviews - June - 2004 Issue

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Significant and Unusual Americana <br>From David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman
David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued “A Catalogue of Significant and Unusual Imprints Relating to America.” That’s an appropriate title, as it covers many important events of 19th century and earlier America, yet few are books you are likely to come across anyplace else. Here are a few of the titles you will find inside.

Item 132 is a hauntingly prescient address from South Carolina, written almost 30 years before the Civil War (1832). It is An Address of the Washington Society to the People of South-Carolina. The Washington Society of South Carolina was...

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Travels and Explorations From<br>Allsworth Rare Books

By Michael StillmanThis month we review our first catalogue from Allsworth Rare Books of London. The title of this catalogue is “Catalogue Two, Travel, Exploration & Natural History.” While there i...

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50 Giants Of Western Civilization<br>From The 19th Century Shop

By Michael Stillman
The 19th Century Shop celebrates its 100th catalogue with a short list of titles that truly lives up to its name: “50 Giants of Western Civilization.” The names you will find i...

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North American Exploration<br>From Helen R. Kahn Rare Books

By Michael Stillman
Helen R. Kahn and Associates Rare Books has recently released a catalogue of Americana focused on the "Lewis & Clark Expedition, Western Exploration, Louisiana Purchase." For t...

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More Americana From<br>Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Michael Brown Rare Books has issued its 35th catalogue of Americana. This latest catalogue contains 285 items, and the only theme to it other than Americana is that there i...

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20th Century Private Presses and<br>Printing from Oak Knoll Books

By Michael Stillman

Oak Knoll Books has issued its 255th catalogue and the title is “Fine Printing & Private Press in 20th Century North America.” What’s amazing about Oak Knoll is that they is...

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Slavery & Abolition<br>From William Reese

By Michael Stillman
The latest catalogue from the William Reese Company is a fascinating look at that peculiarly horrible institution, slavery. It is entitled “Slavery & Abolition,” and while the...

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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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