Rare Book Monthly Reviews - August - 2008 Issue

Mac400

First of Civil War Series from the George S. MacManus Co.

By Michael Stillman

The George S. MacManus Co. has issued a new catalogue on the Civil War. This is Catalogue 400 for the venerable Philadelphia area bookseller, and the first in a series. This one covers the letters A-H. Considering it offers 569 items, we can expect a lot of books will be covered before the series completes. You will find books about the major names of this momentous conflict, Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Davis. You will also discover the stories of many enlisted men, the obscure foot soldiers who bore the heaviest of burdens, and retold their experiences years later. Whatever...

Remington38

Voyages and Travels from Reg and Philip Remington

By Michael Stillman

A new catalogue was recently issued by Reg and Philip Remington, of Truro, the UK. Its title is Voyages & Travels Catalogue No. 38. This catalogue includes primarily 17th and...

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Kensum08

Texas and the West from Kenston Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Kenston Rare Books of Dallas recently issued their Summer 2008 Catalog. Kenston's specialty is Fine Books on Texas and the American West. That is a concise description of the...

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Elysiumsp08

A Late Spring from Elysium Books

By Michael Stillman

We may have received this catalogue a bit late, since it is entitled Spring 2008, but the year is right, if not the season. It comes from Elysium Books of North Pomfret, Verm...

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Gert135

A Summer Miscellany from Gert Jan Bestebreurtje

By Michael Stillman

Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books has issued their Catalogue 135 - A Summer Miscellany. This certainly is a miscellany, with all types of nonfiction works covering all corner...

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Clark934

New Acquisitions in Western Americana from Clark Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Clark Rare Books has issued their Catalog 934 of works on the West, Americana, and more. This one features many new acquisitions recently made by the firm. Clark notes that t...

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Raab58

Signed Documents From Two Centuries of Important Leaders from The Raab Collection

By Michael Stillman

The Raab Collection just released Catalog 58, their latest collection of autographed documents. These are mostly from American signers, with a notable concentration of U.S. p...

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Waverly156

Fiction, Film, Art, Mystery, &c. from Waverly Books

By Michael Stillman

Waverly Books does not spend a lot of time coming up with titles for their catalogues, their latest being called List 156, but they do manage to find some unusual titles to i...

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Lutztru

Historic and Signed Documents from Stuart Lutz

By Michael Stillman

Stuart Lutz Historic Documents has issued a new catalogue of...exactly what you would expect. The catalogue does not have a title, but the contents can be described as, histo...

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Lesser105

Unusual Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has a new catalogue of Rare Americana available. The latest is number 105, and the format is not unusual, though the items offered are....

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Forest108

Bibliography, Bookbinding & Reference from Forest Books

By Michael Stillman

Forest Books of the UK is now offering their Catalogue 108 of Bibliography, Bookbinding and Reference. This is a catalogue full of titles for those who want to learn more abo...

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Partii

Maps from the Age of Exploration from the Arader Galleries

By Michael Stillman

The Arader Galleries has issued the second of their three-part series on the greatest maps ever published: The Most Important Maps Since the Dawn of Printing. Part II: The ...

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Cumminssummer

A Summer Miscellany from James Cummins Bookseller

By Michael Stillman

James Cummins Bookseller has issued a Summer Miscellany, and a miscellany it is. You can find anything here, from exploration to film, literature, children's books, photograp...

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Pepper174

More Film and Literature from James Pepper Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

James Pepper Rare Books has just issued Catalogue 174. Like most Pepper catalogues, it is focused on literature, mystery, and the most famous business of Southern California ...

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Book21

Historic Chess Tournaments and Congresses from The Book Collector

By Michael Stillman

The Book Collector recently issued their 21st catalogue, and if you think a Fort Worth based bookseller must sell items about cowboys and the Wild West, guess again. The titl...

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Reese263

New Acquisitions in Americana from William Reese

By Michael Stillman

The William Reese Company has now issued their 263rd catalogue, Recent Acquisitions in Americana. The theme running through this catalogue is typical of what we would expect ...

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50faves

Fifty Favourites from Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books has issued a catalogue of 50 Favourites 2008, subtitled Books, Photographs & Atlases. These works are favorites for good reason. They are all to...

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Oak287

Books About Books and Bibliography from Oak Knoll

By Michael Stillman

Oak Knoll Books has issued its Catalogue 287 featuring "books about books" and bibliography. These are great catalogues for those who are interested in information about book...

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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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