Rare Book Monthly Reviews - February - 2009 Issue

Brown47

Fascinating and Important Manuscripts from Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Michael Brown Rare Books has published one of the most thoroughly described catalogues we have seen: Manuscripts. Letters, Correspondence, Diaries and Archives. These are, naturally, one-of-a-kind items, and Brown has chosen to print extensive selections from those being offered. This catalogue employs 148 large pages of small type to cover 83 items. The result is a detailed look not only at the particular items, but of the time and places described in these hand-written documents. You will come away with a greater understanding of and appreciation for what life was ...

Edrichbridge

Books from the "Bridge" Room from I.D. Edrich

By Michael Stillman

We recently received our first catalogue from I.D. Edrich, booksellers from London. This issue is entitled The Bridge Catalogue, the explanation being these books are housed ...

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Alephbet90

Childhood Comes Alive in the Pages of Aleph-Bet Book

By Michael Stillman

Aleph-Bet Books has just released its Catalogue 90 of Children's Books and Illustrated Books. These are wonderful catalogues, filled with memories and imagination. You may ou...

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Knuf2009

Old and Rare Books About Books from Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books has issued a catalogue of Old and Rare Books 2009. These are primarily books in the "books about books" and bibliography field. A large number of...

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Lesserpartv

Inexpensive Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued Inexpensive Americana Part V. This is the fifth in a series of catalogues where no books or pamphlets are priced higher than...

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Scott22

More of the Unusual from Garrett Scott, Bookseller

By Michael Stillman

Garrett Scott, Bookseller has issued Catalogue Twenty-Two (A miscellany). Scott's catalogues certainly are a miscellany, a group of interesting works, many of which are quite...

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Reese262

Literature from the William Reese Company

By Michael Stillman

The William Reese Company has issued a catalogue of Literature. This is a substantial collection (over 900 items) of primarily moderately priced items from authors both very ...

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Oakknoll289

New "Books About Books" and Bibliography from Oak Knoll

By Michael Stillman

Oak Knoll Books has issued its first catalogue of the new year, Catalogue 289 of their long-running series. As with most of their catalogues, it offers items in the field of ...

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Plaza26

Mexico and Latin America from Plaza Books

By Michael Stillman

Plaza Books has issued List 26, forty-seven items within their specialty. That specialty is Latin American books, primarily those pertaining to Mexico. There are items publis...

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Waverly162

Literature, Film and More from Waverly Books

By Michael Stillman

Waverly Books has published its List 162, a collection of 183 items. The focus for Waverly is on literature, particularly first editions, and items related to film, art and p...

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Lawbook62

Legal Works from The Lawbook Exchange

By Michael Stillman

The Lawbook Exchange has issued Catalogue 62, with the lengthy title, Recently Acquired Books and Other Items from the Sixteenth through the Twentieth Centuries: American, E...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.

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