Rare Book Monthly Reviews - March - 2006 Issue

Oakknoll271

Books About, and Not About, Books, from Oak Knoll

By Michael Stillman

Oak Knoll Books has issued catalogue number 271 in its specialty, "books about books." This field covers such topics as bibliography, binding, printing, papermaking, and even some very esoteric niches. For example, item 442 is C.H. Bloy's A History of Printing Ink Balls and Rollers, 1440-1850 (priced at $45). Oak Knoll describes this as the "definitive book on the subject," and we suspect that is true because it is likely the only book on the subject. But, where else but Oak Knoll could you even hope to find a book on this topic? Now, many of you may respond by sayin...

Allsworth4

African and Other Travels from Allsworth Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Allsworth Rare Books of London has released a most intriguing catalogue of Travel and Exploration. This, their fourth catalogue, is highlighted by travels from Europe to Afr...

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Mbrown40

Historic America From Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Michael Brown Rare Books has published its 40th catalogue of Printed and Manuscript Americana. There is a wide spectrum of material in this latest catalogue, spanning four...

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Catalog120

African Americana from Between The Covers Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Between The Covers Rare Books' latest catalogue is one of African American History and Literature. This one is a bit different from most in the field we encounter. Typically...

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Forum

A Short List From Antiquariaat Forum

By Michael Stillman

The Antiquariaat Forum has published a Short Title List with recent acquisitions and a selection from our stock. What this is more specifically is a list of books this Dutch...

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Clark925

American Adventure, Exploration &c. From Arthur H. Clark

By Michael Stillman

We recently received catalogue number 925 from The Arthur H. Clark Company of Spokane, Washington. They have been in the business now for over a century, but by my math, tha...

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Libreria

Mexico and Spanish Americana from Libreria de Antano

By Michael Stillman

Libreria de Antano has published the list of books that it brought to the recent ABAA show in Los Angeles. Many booksellers exhibited at the major west coast book fair in Fe...

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Plaza

Latin American History from Plaza Books

By Michael Stillman

Plaza Books of Santa Rosa, California, has issued its latest list, number 16, of books and associated material relating to Latin America. Most works are in either Spanish or ...

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Monroe

New Old Items From Manhattan Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

The Manhattan Rare Book Company has released an email catalogue of its newest items. Manhattan's catalogues cover a variety of fields, from literature to history to science ...

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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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