Rare Book Monthly Reviews - December - 2005 Issue

Very Old and Rare Books from Martayan Lan

By Michael Stillman

The 36th catalogue of Martyan Lan of New York contains 246 rare books from the 15th to

19th centuries. Most of these works are European in origin, very old, and of considerable

significance. Severable are incunables.


The catalogue is divided into sections suitable for different types of collections. The first

topic is travel, geography and voyages, followed by the history of science. The latter is

divided into astronomy; physics, mathematics and alchemy; and medicine, natural history and

mining. Next it moves to arts and humanities, and fi...

Americana Including Black Americana From Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

We have received the 39th catalogue from Americana specialist Michael Brown Rare Books. First an aside. This is not the Michael Brown of FEMA fame. This is the bookselling Mi...

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Into The Heart Of Africa From Bernard Shapero Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Bernard Shapero Rare Books takes us into what was a mostly unknown continent to the West a few generations ago with their latest catalogue, Africa 2005. While the continent w...

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Voyages and Travels from Reg and Philip Remington

By Michael Stillman

This month we review our first catalogue from English booksellers Reg and Philip Remington. The Remingtons are a father and son team with over eight decades experience in the...

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A Catalogue of William Blake from John Windle, Antiquarian Bookseller

By Michael Stillman

He is one of the more difficult figures to describe. Few depict his as a "renaissance man," though he was a poet, artist, engraver, printer, and spiritualist. He was somethi...

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William Reese Gives Us That Old Tyme Religion

By Michael Stillman

You might think a collection of religious material from the 17th through 19th centuries would be rather boring. We've all heard that fire and brimstone stuff too many times b...

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Latest Update from Manhattan Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

We have received the most recent electronic update to the catalogues published by The Manhattan Rare Book Company. For those not familiar, Manhattan Rare Book is a New York d...

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Latin American and Spanish Books from Libreria de Antano

By Michael Stillman

Libreria de Antano has released its latest catalogue electronically, in conjunction with the recently held book show in Madrid. Libreria de Antano is located in Buenos Aires,...

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Florida from King and Queen Books

By Michael Stillman

King and Queen Books of Pensacola, Florida, has released its 46th catalogue: Florida -- Books, Pamphlets, Maps, and Other Imprints Relating to the Sunshine State. This cata...

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Extraordinary Autographs and Manuscripts from the 19th Century Shop

By Michael Stillman

Those familiar with the 19th Century Shop know that they offer extraordinarily important signed and manuscript material. Their recently issued catalogue 107 is no exception. ...

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Californians and Others of the Old West from Schoyer's Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

We have received from Schoyer's Antiquarian Books of Berkeley, California, their catalogue number 119 of Western Americana. This catalogue of the West is described as featur...

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Books From The Old West From Arthur H. Clark

By Michael Stillman

We have just received The Arthur H. Clark Company's 923rd catalogue featuring Americana and the American West. The Arthur Clark Company has been selling and publishing books ...

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Literature and More from James Cummins Bookseller

By Michael Stillman

James Cummins Bookseller offers a varied selection of items in his latest catalogue, number 93. Among the specific topics covered are literature, bibliography, and thirteen ...

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Western Books From Gene W. Baade

By Michael Stillman

Gene W. Baade Books On The West has released their catalogue #1105 just in time for the holidays. Not that there is any particular connection between this collection and the ...

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18th and 19th Century Americana from Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

Americana collectors cannot help but look forward to the latest offerings from David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books. Lesser always presents an intriguing assortment, primar...

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