Rare Book Monthly Reviews - December - 2007 Issue

Boeing

The William E. Boeing Library from Restoration Books

By Michael Stillman

We recently received an exceptional catalogue of the library of an exceptional man: Selections from the Library of William E. Boeing. Even those not familiar with the man will instantly recognize his name, synonymous with air travel. Boeing actually began his career in the timber business, where his late father had built substantial wealth. This led him to move to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, now home of his namesake company's airplane manufacturing facilities. It was there that he witnessed an air show in 1910, which generated his interest in aviation, and de...

Ok

"Oklahoma!" from Gene Baade Books on the West

By Michael Stillman

Gene W. Baade Books on the West has issued their most extensive catalogue yet: "Oklahoma!" No, this is not a Rogers and Hammerstein musical. Rather, it is a textual. Offere...

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Part1

The World's Most Important Maps from the Arader Galleries

By Michael Stillman

Here is a catalogue with a heady title to live up to: The Most Important Maps Since the Dawn of Printing. It comes from the Arader Galleries, and it certainly is a remarkab...

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Gold

Western Americana from Thomas Goldwasser Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books has issued a catalogue of Western Americana, Including Publications of the Book Club of California. We might add it also contains many print...

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Lan40

Important Antiquarian Maps and Atlases from Martayan Lan

By Michael Stillman

Martayan Lan has just issued their Catalogue 40 of Fine Antique Maps and Atlases. This is a collection of groundbreaking works, with almost as many "firsts" as maps. The cat...

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Oldwest20

Tales of the Old West from Old West Books

By Michael Stillman

Old West Books recently issued their 20th catalogue of Rare, Out of Print Books on the American West. Offered are almost 300 items and probably not a dull one in the lot. Th...

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Waverly150

Novels, Filmscripts, Poetry and More from Waverly Books

By Michael Stillman

Waverly Books has just issued what might be called its sesquicentennial edition: List 150. Waverly offers almost twice that many items, primarily novels, filmscripts, poetr...

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Lutz07

Historic, Mostly American Documents from Stuart Lutz

By Michael Stillman

Stuart Lutz Historic Documents recently issued a new catalogue of autographs and signed documents. Most of the signers are people you know, either by name or station (such a...

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Plaza23

Rare Mexicana (and American Southwest) from Plaza Books

By Michael Stillman

Plaza Books has issued their List 23, a selection of 31 items pertaining to Central America, primarily Mexico. Many items concern the American Southwest as well, as they go ...

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Alex13

Poetry and Literature from Alexander Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Alexander Rare Books has issued their Catalog Thirteen of Literary Firsts and Poetry. Among the features of this presentation are a collection of poetic broadsides, a sele...

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Forumb

The Antiquariaat Forum in Boston

By Michael Stillman

The Antiquariaat Forum recently printed a Short Title List for its participation at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. The Dutch bookseller includes a few more ...

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Law52

Antiquarian Law and History from the Lawbook Exchange

By Michael Stillman

The Lawbook Exchange has gathered together 118 Recent Acquisitions in Law and Legal History to present in their 52nd catalogue. Included are primarily antiquarian works, mo...

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Reese258

Literature and Book Arts from the William Reese Co.

By Michael Stillman

Every once in awhile, the William Reese Company diverts from its normal course of catalogues of Americana and other works of antiquarian nonfiction. Catalogue 258 is one su...

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Pepper167

More Cinema, Firsts and Detectives from James Pepper Rare Books

By Michael Stillman


James Pepper Rare Books has issued Catalogue 167 in their continuing series of "literary first editions, mystery and detective fiction, rare cinema material, and assorted...

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Brown45

Americana from Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

From Michael Brown Rare Books of Philadelphia comes their Catalog 45 of Americana. This latest collection offers 171 items, ranging from the 17th to the 20th century, thou...

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Lesser101

More Unusual Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued their 101st catalogue of Rare Americana. Lesser regularly puts together collections of the unusual and uncommon relating ...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> George Washington ADS, One of the Earliest in His Hand, A Survey from 1752, the Same Year He Inherited Mount Vernon.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Rare JFK Signed Check & Transmittal Letter During Campaign for 1956 VP Nomination, Both BAS Slabbed; Possibly A Unique Combo!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Daniel Boone Signed Receipt as VA Delegate; During His 1st of 3 Terms, Boone Was Kidnapped by British Forces Gunning for Gov. T. Jefferson & Other Legislators.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipt for “Pennsylvania Gazette,” Important & Beautifully Displayed
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lincoln & His Civil War Cabinet: 8 Signatures, Beautifully Presented!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> G.A. Custer ALS from Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory to Capt. Yates, Who Also Died at Little Bighorn, Re: Acquiring “good horses” from Kentucky for 7th Cavalry.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Jefferson Davis ALS: “the negroes are humble and generally inclined to cling to their masters…neither crop or stock could be protected from their thieving” – Incredible!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lee Harvey Oswald Signed Letter: “if we finally get back to the states…maybe we’ll…settle in Texas,” Warren Commission Exhibit.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Babe Ruth First Edition Biography Signed Just Months Before His Death, Excellent Signature!
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> “B Arnold” ANS on Pre-Revolutionary War Promissory Note Dating From His Days as a New Haven Merchant
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Bob Dylan Signed LP “Blonde on Blonde” with Jeff Rosen COA.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed.

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