Rare Book Monthly Reviews - March - 2008 Issue

Jarndyce174

17th and 18th Century Books and Pamphlets (Mostly British) from Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers

by Michael Stillman

This month we review our first catalogue from Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers, located opposite the British Museum in London. The firm has been selling books for 35 years, and this is the 174th catalogue they have issued. Jarndyce specializes in antiquarian English literature and history, although the works here are perhaps a bit older than most they usually offer. The catalogue is titled Books and Pamphlets of the 17th and 18th Centuries Part I. It contains 462 items, and we will undoubtedly see many more as this one only takes us through the letter "H." While ther...

Eigl32

Travel and Exploration from Antiquariat Ralf Eigl

By Michael Stillman

We have received our first catalogue from Antiquariat Ralf Eigl, a German bookseller from Rosenheim. Antiquariat Eigl has been selling books for over twenty years and our f...

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Reese259

<i>Native Americans </i>from the William Reese Company

By Michael Stillman

The 259th catalogue from the William Reese Company of New Haven has arrived. It is titled Native Americans. For convenience, we will refer to these people as "Indians," as th...

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Banzhaf

Items for the California Fairs from Antiquariat Banzhaf

By Michael Stillman

Antiquariat Banzhaf of Tubingen, Germany, recently published a listing of books for their appearance at the San Francisco and Los Angeles Antiquarian Book Fairs. The topics a...

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Heald

Maps, Atlases and Views from Donald Heald Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

We recently received a spectacular catalogue of Maps, Atlases and Views from Donald Heald Rare Books of New York. This is a collection of antiquarian works which depict a cha...

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Aquila

Books Related to the Polar Regions from Aquila Books

By Michael Stillman

Now available from Aquila Books of Calgary, Alberta, Canada is Catalogue 108. Aquila specializes in books and ephemera relating to the polar regions of the globe. Most of t...

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Brown46

Rare and Obscure Americana from Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Michael Brown Rare Books has issued their Catalog 46 -- Americana. This is a collection of 225 items of Americana (though a few are really more British), generally rare or ...

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Clark932

Americana and the American West from Clark Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Now available from Clark Rare Books is their Catalog 932 of Americana, The West, and General. Offered is a mix of primarily western antiquarian books, recent works about th...

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Sharpe2

Exceptional Works from Michael Sharpe Rare and Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

Now available is Catalog No. 2 from Michael Sharpe Rare and Antiquarian Books. Sharpe offers a variety of material, from history to travels, literature, science, theology, a...

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Burton

Africa and Explorer Richard Burton from Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books has created a catalogue for collectors of Africa and the travels of British explorer Richard Burton. The title is Books by Sir Richard Burton ...

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Pepper170

More Works of Film, Literature, Mystery and More from James Pepper Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

James Pepper Rare Books has issued their Catalogue 170, otherwise unnamed, likely because of the diverse offerings. As usual, there are many items related to the theater and...

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Knuf212

Reference Books on Manuscripts from Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books recently issued their Catalogue 212, Reference Books on Manuscripts, Miniatures. The field of manuscript collecting has become very popular, the...

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Baade208

Gene Baade Offers More Books on the West

By Michael Stillman

Gene W. Baade Books on the West has issued Catalogue 208, a brief collection of items from their stock. This is a group of works ranging from a few decades ago to the days w...

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Forumca

Books for the California Fair from the Antiquariaat Forum

By Michael Stillman

The latest Short Title List from the Antiquariaat Forum of the Netherlands was published for the recent California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Los Angeles, sponso...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.

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