Rare Book Monthly Reviews - November - 2008 Issue

Reese264

Early Voyages from the William Reese Co.

By Michael Stillman

The latest catalogue from the William Reese Company is entitled Early Voyages from Vespucci to Vancouver. This is not just a catalogue by explorers whose names began with the letter "V." Think of Amerigo Vespucci and George Vancouver chronologically rather than alphabetically. Vespucci sailed to the Americas at the dawn of the 16th century, while Vancouver explored the coast of North America during the late 18th century. This was the era of the great explorations when the far reaches of the globe were "discovered" by Europeans, their mysteries slowly revealed to a pub...

Pepper176

More Literature, Film, Mystery, and a Surprise, from James Pepper Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

James Pepper Rare Books has issued a new catalogue, this one being Catalogue 176. As usual, the focus is on literature, film and mystery, with most items being from the twent...

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Antanorecent

Recent Acquisitions 1548-1990 from Libreria de Antano

By Michael Stillman

Libreria de Antano has issued a catalogue of Recent Acquisitions (1548-1990). Almost four and one-half centuries can cover a lot of ground, and this catalogue certainly does....

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Lesserin3

Inexpensive Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued their third catalogue of Inexpensive Americana. Not that Lesser's material is generally very expensive, it's just that nothi...

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Rubinfine162

American Historical Autographs from Joe Rubinfine

By Michael Stillman

Joe Rubinfine has released his List 162 of American Historical Autographs. While all of these documents contain autographs, only a few are simply signatures. Most are various...

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Knuf215

Illustrated Books and Book Illustration from Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books has issued a new catalogue of The Illustrated Book and Book Illustration. This is truly a catalogue for those who believe a picture is worth a th...

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Clark935

Americana and the West from Clark Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Clark Rare Books recently published their Catalog 935 of Americana, The West, and General. This collection includes many new acquisitions, primarily on the westward moving Am...

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Waverly159

Literature, Art and Scripts from Waverly Books

By Michael Stillman

Waverly Books recently published their List 159. Waverly's collections are generally focused on literature, with many items being related to film or theater, such as working ...

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Baade1108

Books on the West from Gene W. Baade

By Michael Stillman

Gene W. Baade Books on the West has issued their Catalogue 1108 of... you guessed it. Everyone will enjoy this catalogue since everyone loves the Old West. However, Baade giv...

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Travel2008

Travel and the East India Company from Shapero Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books has issued a new catalogue of travels, logically named Travel 2008, but, Including a small library of books on the East India Company. This woul...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.

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