Rare Book Monthly Reviews - June - 2007 Issue

Almagre22

A Wide Selection of Americana from Almagre Books

By Michael Stillman

Almagre Books, of historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, has issued its 22nd catalogue of Americana. There is really no way of describing this collection beyond that single term. The types of material offered include "books, maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, prints, photographs, and original art." However, the subject matter is as varied as America itself. Outside of the common thread of being works of nonfiction, you can find just about anything here. There is perhaps a skewing to the Southwest, but then you will find books on witchcraft in old New England. So, if you collect a...

Rubinfine159

American Autographs from Joe Rubinfine

By Michael Stillman

Joe Rubinfine American Historical Autographs offers a new group of autographed documents from important American historical figures. Included are several of the most collect...

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Clark930

Clark Rare Books is Back with more Western Americana

By Michael Stillman

After almost a year's absence we welcome back the new, yet very old, Clark Rare Books to the realm of book cataloguers. Clark Rare Books is the successor to the Arthur H. C...

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Lutz1

Signed Historic Documents from Stuart Lutz

By Michael Stillman

Stuart Lutz Historic Documents has issued a "highlights catalog," one that includes some of their most intriguing new acquisitions. In keeping with the changing times, they'...

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Reese254

New Acquisitions in Americana from the William Reese Co.

By Michael Stillman

The William Reese Company has issued a catalogue of New Acquisitions in Americana, and they have come up with 200+ interesting and significant items for collectors in the ...

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Chapelhill174

Rare Americana From Chapel Hill Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

From Chapel Hill Rare Books comes their 174th catalogue: Rare Americana: Recent Acquisitions Including Civil War. Items range from colonial times to the twentieth century,...

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Cassidy1

"Beat" and Other Poetry, Literature, and Ephemera from Brian Cassidy

By Michael Stillman

Brian Cassidy, Bookseller has issued his catalog no. one: literature -- rare books, manuscripts, journals and ephemera. That is technically correct, though the greatest foc...

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Macmanus399

Indians and the West from George S. MacManus Co.

By Michael Stillman

The George S. MacManus Company has issued Catalogue 399, the latest installment in its series Indians and the West. The first edition covered, alphabetically, A to the mid...

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Plaza22

Mexican and Southwest Items from Plaza Books

By Michael Stillman

Plaza Books of Santa Rosa, California, has issued List 22, a collection of Latin American works, primarily Mexican. For those who collect Mexicana, and particularly items re...

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Lawbook46

Law and Legal History from The Lawbook Exchange

By Michael Stillman

From The Lawbook Exchange we have received their 46th catalogue of Law and Legal History. The format is similar to its predecessors -- some newly published books, along with...

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Aradermay

A Directors' Report from the Arader Galleries

By Michael Stillman

The Arader Galleries Directors' Report for May/June 2007 features a few of the many items they now have available. The Arader Galleries offer a combination of art, books a...

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Aleph85

Children's Books from Aleph-Bet

By Michael Stillman

Aleph-Bet Books recently issued their Catalogue 85 of Children's Books and Illustrated Books. Offered are 555 books for the young at heart, each represented by a description...

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  • <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.
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    <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.

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