Rare Book Monthly Reviews - April - 2006 Issue

Some Very Rare Americana from Chapel Hill Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Chapel Hill Rare Books has published a new collection of Rare Americana -- New Acquisitions. This one is an inch thick and filled with fully described rarities, 346 in all. While Chapel Hill catalogues are an outstanding source for material about the Old South and Confederacy, there is much more here, including the American North, West, Revolutionary War and Colonial times. Here are some samples of the type of material that is available in this most fascinating new catalogue.

The Civil War did not begin in 1832, but it might well have. Just as they would almost t...

Rare and Unusual Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has published its newest catalogue of Rare Americana, number 89 for the Woodbridge, Connecticut, bookseller. Lesser offers primarily 1...

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Spectacular Works from Bauman Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Bauman Rare Books of New York and Philadelphia has issued its first catalogue of New Acquisitions for 2006. Bauman material is always of the first tier. These are all import...

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Literary Titles from James Cummins Bookseller

By Michael Stillman

James Cummins Bookseller's catalogue number 95 is titled Literature, an apt name for a collection of literary works. However, these are not ordinary editions of important wo...

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Robbers, Liver-Eaters, Bigfoot and More from Gene W. Baade

By Michael Stillman

Gene W. Baade's latest catalogue (number 306) of Books on the West follows his tradition of offering unusual western items, and at prices any budget can afford. Most are col...

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Early Architectural Classics From Charles B. Wood

By Michael Stillman

Charles B. Wood Rare Books has issued a list of twenty-six Early Editions of Architectural Classics. Architectural books is one of Wood's specialties, and those who collect ...

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Modern and Traditional Poetry and Literature from Alexander Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Alexander Rare Books has issued their ninth catalogue of Literary Firsts and Poetry. This catalogue is filled with works from modern, or at least relatively so, poets. This...

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Western Americana from Arthur H. Clark

By Michael Stillman

Just arrived is catalogue number 926 from The Arthur H. Clark Company. Clark offers catalogues in Americana with a focus on the American West. Material runs from contemporar...

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Classic Dutch Works from the Antiquariaat Forum

By Michael Stillman

The Antiquariaat Forum has issued a "Short Title List" in conjunction with the upcoming 27th Amsterdam Antiquarian Book and Print Fair, from April 6-8. It should come as no ...

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Audubon Works from William Reese

By Michael Stillman

John James Audubon's drawings of birds are today among the most revered of American works of art. They are of such extraordinary beauty that it's hard to remember that they ...

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Bear Valley Irrigation Co. Photographs Offered By Dawson's

By Michael Stillman

This is not the typical booksellers' catalogue we receive, but it is certainly one of the most stunningly attractive. The Michael Dawson Gallery, in conjunction with Paul M....

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Signed Historic Documents from Stuart Lutz

By Michael Stillman

This is our first review of a catalogue from Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, and this is a most intriguing collection. These are primarily signed documents from people you k...

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Books and Manuscripts from The 19th Century Shop

By Michael Stillman

The 19th Century Shop has issued a new catalogue of Rare Books and Manuscripts of All Ages, Catalogue 110. The material they offer is the very top of the line, from manuscrip...

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Literature, Art and Science from Manhattan Rare Book

By Michael Stillman

The Manhattan Rare Book Company has sent out its latest Selection of Fine Books, and they are fine indeed. This is not a long list, but it contains some of the greatest lite...

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Important Signed Documents and Autographs from The Raab Collection

By Michael Stillman

Just released is Catalogue 52 from The Raab Collection. Raab offers autographs, manuscripts, and other signed items. Most signers are either household names or people who p...

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Book Arts From The Veatchs

By Michael Stillman

We are reviewing our first catalogue from The Veatchs Arts Of The Book, though this is their 55th such publication. Its title is Recent Acquisitions in Fine Printing, Type S...

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Rare and Unusual Americana from Michael Ginsberg Books

By Michael Stillman

We have received our first catalogue from Americana bookseller Michael Ginsberg Books, of Sharon, Massachusetts. This is Ginsburg catalogue 150 of Rare and Unusual Americana...

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A Variety of Books from John Michael Lang

By Michael Stillman

This is our first review of a catalogue from John Michael Lang Fine Books of Seattle, Washington. This, their 16th catalogue, was prepared in association with Taylor Bowie, ...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.
  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first hardback edition, 1997. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, July 18: Binding.- Lucian of Samosata Opuscula Erasmo Roterodamo interprete, first Aldine edition, Venice, Heirs of Aldus Manutius and A, 1516. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bacon (Sir Francis). De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum Libri IX, Pierre Gassendi's copy gifted him by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Paris, Typis Petri Mettayer, 1624. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Shakespeare (William). The First Part of Henry the Fourth, with the Life and Death of Henry, Sirnamed Hot-Spurre…, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Darwin (Charles). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, third edition, presentation inscription 'From the Author' in a secretary's hand, John Murray, 1861. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Teague (Violet). Geraldine Rede. Night Fall in the Ti-Tree, first edition, Melbourne, Sign of the Rabbit, 1905; and another. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: India.- Primrose (Gen. James Maurice). Collection of 24 original drawings from his time in India with the 43rd Regiment of Foot, circa 1855 to 1864. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum, July 18: Manet (Édouard). Trente Eaux-fortes originales, the complete portfolio, Paris, A. Stroelin, 1905. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bible, English. [The Holy Bible], first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], [1611]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: America.- Mathews (Alfred E.) Pencil Sketches of Montana, first edition, New York, Published by the Author, 1868. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bawden (Edward). Original dust-jacket artwork for 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus, [c.1946]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    Forum, July 18: World.- Fries (Laurent). Tabula Nova Totius Orbis, woodcut map, [c.1541]. £3,000 to £5,000.

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