Rare Book Monthly Reviews - April - 2009 Issue

Natural History from Raymond M. Sutton, Jr.

By Michael Stillman

This month we received our first catalogue from Raymond M. Sutton, Jr., of Williamsburg, Kentucky. Sutton's specialty, and the catalogue's title are one and the same: Books on Natural History... This catalogue was prepared for the recent California Antiquarian Book Fair, so while we are about six weeks behind the times, that amount is insignificant, considering most of the books are centuries old. As one would expect of books in this field, they combine the latest knowledge about the natural world of their time with some of the most beautiful and artistic illustratio...

Historical Autographs and Documents from Profiles in History

By Michael Stillman

We have received our first catalogue from Calabasas Hills, California, autograph dealer Profiles in History. For those in need of directions, Calabasas Hills is in Los Angele...

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<i>What Katy Did</i> - A Recognition of Feminism from Randall House Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

This month we review one of the most extensive catalogues on a subject we have seen: What Katy Did. A Recognition of Feminism in the American Experience. This is an exceptio...

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Fine Books and Presses from McLean Arts and Books

By Michael Stillman

This month we have received our first catalogue from McLean Arts and Books of McLean, Virginia. It comes with the descriptive title, Artists' Books, Illustrated Books, Privat...

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Varied Items from Antiquariat Banzhaf

By Michael Stillman

Antiquariat Banzhaf has issued their Katalog No. 43. As the name might suggest, most of the descriptions, and a great many items, are in the German language. This is not an e...

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An Antiquarian and Rare Miscellany from Forest Books

By Michael Stillman

UK bookseller Forest Books has issued a new catalogue headed Miscellany Four. Naturally, a catalogue so titled does not have a specific focus. What we can say is that these a...

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Unusual and Obscure Pamphlets and Brochures from Marc Selvaggio, Bookseller

By Michael Stillman

We recently received from Marc Selvaggio, Bookseller, Catalogue Number 128 The Annex. Not long ago we reviewed his Catalogue 128, but as he explains, these are "pamphlets, br...

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Autographs and Signed Documents from David Schulson

By Michael Stillman

David Schulson Autographs has issued a new collection of autographs and autographed manuscripts, Catalog 139. As always, Schulson provides a wide selection of personalities, ...

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Rare American History from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued their catalogue #108 of Rare Americana. The format and type of material is similar to other Lesser catalogues, but the items...

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Mostly French Antiquarian Books from Librairie Thomas-Scheler

By Michael Stillman

Librairie Thomas-Scheler of Paris has issued their catalogue number 37 of Livres Ancien. As the title implies, the catalogue is written in the French language. Most of the bo...

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Common and Unusual Books On The West from Gene W. Baade

By Michael Stillman

From Gene W. Baade Books On The West we have received Catalogue 309. Besides the obvious geographical link which connects these books, Baade describes them as "a nice mixture...

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Western Americana from the William Reese Company

By Michael Stillman

The recently released catalogue number 266 from the William Reese Company is entitled Western Americana. This is certainly one of the more popular of collecting fields. The A...

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The American West from Clark Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Clark Rare Books has issued Catalog 937 of Americana, The West, and General. Most books do relate to the American West, though there are always a few exceptions. Offered is a...

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Latin American Works from Plaza Books

By Michael Stillman

Plaza Books has issued its List 27 of items primarily relating to Latin America. The majority relate to Mexico and Central America, but a few wind their way across the equato...

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36 Books and Manuscripts Not Online from Libreria de Antano

By Michael Stillman

Most catalogues are notable for what they are. Here is one noted for what it is not: Not Online. This is a catalogue from Buenos Aires bookseller Libreria de Antano, with th...

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English and Scottish Law to 1800 from The Lawbook Exchange

By Michael Stillman

The Lawbook Exchange has issued a new catalogue of old works, specifically, English and Scottish Law to 1800. This catalogue includes everything from major legal tracts to ac...

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Sporting Books from James Cummins Bookseller

By Michael Stillman

James Cummins Bookseller has issued a new catalogue of Sporting Books. Sporting should be distinguished from sports. These books are about the more traditional pastimes of hu...

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Literature, Film and Presidents from James Pepper Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

James Pepper Rare Books has issued their Catalogue 180. This is a collection of 150 items, mainly within the categories of literature, film and mystery, along with a few othe...

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New Acquisitions at The Veatchs Arts of the Book

By Michael Stillman

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has issued their Catalogue 62: Recent Acquisitions. While "recent acquisitions" could mean anything, The Veatchs catalogues are targeted on item...

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Literature, Film and Arts from Waverly Books

By Michael Stillman

From Waverly Books of Santa Monica we have received their latest collection, List 163. Waverly's catalogues reflect their Southern California location. They carry much in the...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.
  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first hardback edition, 1997. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, July 18: Binding.- Lucian of Samosata Opuscula Erasmo Roterodamo interprete, first Aldine edition, Venice, Heirs of Aldus Manutius and A, 1516. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bacon (Sir Francis). De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum Libri IX, Pierre Gassendi's copy gifted him by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Paris, Typis Petri Mettayer, 1624. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Shakespeare (William). The First Part of Henry the Fourth, with the Life and Death of Henry, Sirnamed Hot-Spurre…, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Darwin (Charles). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, third edition, presentation inscription 'From the Author' in a secretary's hand, John Murray, 1861. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Teague (Violet). Geraldine Rede. Night Fall in the Ti-Tree, first edition, Melbourne, Sign of the Rabbit, 1905; and another. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum Auctions
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    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: India.- Primrose (Gen. James Maurice). Collection of 24 original drawings from his time in India with the 43rd Regiment of Foot, circa 1855 to 1864. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum, July 18: Manet (Édouard). Trente Eaux-fortes originales, the complete portfolio, Paris, A. Stroelin, 1905. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bible, English. [The Holy Bible], first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], [1611]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: America.- Mathews (Alfred E.) Pencil Sketches of Montana, first edition, New York, Published by the Author, 1868. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bawden (Edward). Original dust-jacket artwork for 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus, [c.1946]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    Forum, July 18: World.- Fries (Laurent). Tabula Nova Totius Orbis, woodcut map, [c.1541]. £3,000 to £5,000.

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