Rare Book Monthly Reviews - January - 2007 Issue

Travels and Voyages from Maggs Bros.

By Michael Stillman

We recently received our first catalogue from the venerable Maggs Bros. Ltd. of London, though it is number 1397 in their long-running series. Maggs Bros. is one of the oldest and most celebrated of bookselling firms in the world. In the field of bookselling, the firm is a legend. So are many of their catalogues. For example, their "Bibliotheca Americana" catalogues from the 1920s are among the resources in the Americana Exchange's database of records, as they are major bibliographic resources in the field of Americana to this day. Rather amazing considering Maggs is...

Early English and Italian Works from Samuel Gedge, Ltd.

By Michael Stillman

We recently received Catalogue I from U.K. bookseller Samuel Gedge, Ltd. Recently established in Mundesley, Norfolk, Samuel Gedge and Ernesta Campaner apply their expertise ...

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Modern Literature from Ken Lopez Bookseller

By Michael Stillman
This month we review our first catalogue from Ken Lopez Bookseller, of Hadley, Massachusetts. If you are looking to find Hadley, think of Springfield, not Boston. This is Lope...

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Actors, Celebrities and Others from James Pepper Rare Books

By Michael Stillman
This month we review our first catalogue from James Pepper Rare Books of Santa Barbara, California. This is an intriguing group of books, but Pepper does not provide us with a...

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Rare Americana from Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Michael Brown Rare Books of Philadelphia recently issued their catalogue number 42 of Printed and Manuscript Americana. This catalogue contains over 200 items either from o...

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Recent Acquisitions from John Michael Lang Fine Books

By Michael Stillman
A pamphlet of Recent Acquisitions has just been received from John Michael Lang Fine Books. This could be described as a general listing, since the books do not follow a parti...

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Law Dictionaries from The Lawbook Exchange

By Michael Stillman

"It is the fate of those who toil at the lower employments of life, to be rather driven by the fear of evil, than attracted by the prospect of good; to be exposed to censure...

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More Than Just Old and Rare Bibliography from Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman
The most recent catalogue from Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books has just arrived in the New World. Knuf is a Vendome, France, bookselling firm that specializes in antiquarian book...

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Mexico and Latin America from Plaza Books

By Michael Stillman
The latest from Plaza Books, List 21, recently arrived. It offers 40 items of interest to those who collect Latin America, Mexico and Central America in particular. Not surpri...

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Confederate Military History Part II from Chapel Hill Rare Books

By Michael Stillman
Chapel Hill Rare Books has now issued Part II of its catalogue of The William Hobday Collection of Confederate Military History. The first section of this extensive collection...

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Various Autographs and Manuscripts from James Cummins Bookseller

By Michael Stillman
James Cummins Bookseller has issued a new catalogue of Autographs and Manuscripts. This is a most diverse collection, save for the common theme of the writer's autograph. Repr...

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Important Works Offered by Bauman Rare Books

By Michael Stillman
This may be a bit late for a November Holiday Catalogue from Bauman Rare Books, but as they say, this is better than never. Besides which, it is a very special catalogue, and...

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93 Blake Plates from John Windle, Antiquarian Bookseller

By Michael Stillman
This catalogue is for collectors of William Blake, the 18th-19th century artist-illustrator-engraver-poet whose admirers are among the most passionate known to man. Blake is ...

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Graphic Design Books from Oak Knoll Books

By Michael Stillman
The latest catalogue from Oak Knoll Books is a specialty within their specialty of book arts and books about books. Catalogue 280 is titled A Selection of Books Related to Gr...

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A Recent List from the Antiquariaat Forum

By Michael Stillman
The Antiquariaat Forum of Utrecht issued a Short Title List of works they brought to the recent Salon International de la Bibliophilie held in Brussels. This is a collection ...

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Antiquarian Photographs of the East Indies from Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books

By Michael Stillman
The latest offering from Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books is more a picture catalogue than one of books. In fact, despite their name of "rare books," this catalogue is strictly ...

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Rare and Unusual Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman
David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued their latest edition of Rare Americana -- A Catalogue of Significant and Unusual Imprints Relating to America. Lesser regularly...

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Listado de Libros from Libreria de Antano

By Michael Stillman
As the title of this catalogue suggests, it is intended for those proficient in the Spanish language. That eliminates this reviewer. Generally, catalogues from Libreria de Ant...

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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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