Rare Book Monthly Reviews - August - 2008 Issue

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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

  • Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Marx, Das Kapital,1867. Dedication copy. Est: € 120,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1380. Est: € 25,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Theodor de Bry, Indiae Orientalis, 1598-1625. Est: € 80,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviary, Latin manuscript, around 1450-75. Est: € 10,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    G. B. Piranesi, Vedute di Roma, 1748-69. Est: € 60,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Schmidt-Rottluff, Arbeiter, 1921. Orig. watercolour on postcard. Est: € 18,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviarium Romanum, Latin manuscript, 1474. Est: € 20,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    C. J. Trew, Plantae selectae, 1750-73. Est: € 28,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    M. Beckmann, Apokalypse, 1943. Est: € 50,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Ulrich von Richenthal, Das Concilium, 1536. Est: € 9,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    I. Kant, Critik der reinen Vernunft, 1781. Est: €12,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung (AIZ) / Die Volks-Illustrierte (VI), 1932-38. Est: €8,000
  • ALDE, May 28: KIPLING (RUDYARD). Le Livre de la Jungle. – Le IIe livre de la Jungle. Paris, Sagittaire, Simon Kra, 1924-1925. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: NOAILLES (ANNA DE). Les Climats. Paris, Société du Livre contemporain, 1924. €50,000 to €60,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MILTON (JOHN). Paradis perdu. Quatrième chant. S.l., Les Bibliophiles de l'Automobile-Club de France, 1974. €2,000 to €3,000.
    ALDE, May 28: LEBEDEV (VLADIMIR). Russian Placards - Placard Russe 1917-1922. Saint-Petersbourg, Sterletz, 1923. €1,000 to €1,200.
    ALDE, May 28: MARDRUS (JOSEPH-CHARLES). Histoire charmante de l'adolescente sucre d'amour. Paris, F.-L. Schmied, 1927. €1,500 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: TABLEAUX DE PARIS. Paris, Émile-Paul Frères, 1927. €2,000 to €3,000.
    ALDE, May 28: LA FONTAINE (JEAN DE). Les Fables illustrées par Paul Jouve. S.l. [Lausanne], Gonin & Cie, 1929. €4,000 to €5,000.
    ALDE, May 28: SARTRE (JEAN-PAUL). Vingt-deux dessins sur le thème du désir. Paris, Fernand Mourlot, 1961. €1,500 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: [BRAQUE (GEORGES)]. 13 mai 1962. Alès, PAB, 1962. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MIRÓ (JOAN). Je travaille comme un jardinier. Avant-propos d'Yvon Taillandier. Paris, Société intenationale d'art XXe siècle, 1963. €1,000 to €2,000.
    ALDE, May 28: MAGNAN (JEAN-MARIE). Taureaux. Paris, Michèle Trinckvel, 1965. €3,000 to €4,000.
    ALDE, May 28: PICASSO (PABLO). Dans l'atelier de Picasso. 1960. €15,000 to €20,000.
  • Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard. A Collection of The Pooh Books. Set of First-Editions. 18,600 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Salvador Dalí, Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Finely Bound and Signed Limited Edition. 15,000 USD
    Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. First Edition. 9,500 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter Series. Finely Bound First Printing Set of Complete Series. 5,650 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. First Edition, First Printing. 4,200 USD

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