Rare Book Monthly Reviews - October - 2011 Issue

Harrington78

New Acquisitions at Peter Harrington


The bookselling firm of Peter Harrington has published their Catalogue 78. The common thread among items in this catalogue is not topic nor even that they are books (though most are). It is that they are recent acquisitions. Harrington offers a broad range of material, notable for its importance and condition. Subjects, however, can vary from novels to historical works to children's books, art and more. Here are a few samples from this latest issue.

We will start with the data. The interpretation came later. Item 43 is the Journal of researches into the Geology and Natural History of t...

Deathwolfe

Travel Books from Bestebreurtje Rare Books




Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books has issued List 48: New Acquisitions. One Hundred Interesting and Rare Books on Travel. Actually there is a bonus here as there are 104 items (unless four ar...

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Forumsummer2011

Travel and Related Works from the Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books


We recently received the Summer List 2011 from the combined collections of the Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books of the Netherlands. The descriptive subtitle for this collection is Travel a...

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Rubinfine168

America's Past through its Signed Documents from Joe Rubinfine




Recently arriving here was List 168 from Joe Rubinfine American Historical Autographs. This catalogue offers a selection of (naturally) one-of-a-kind documents from America's past, primarily ...

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Raab68

Important Signed Documents from the Raab Collection

The Raab Collection has issued Catalog 68 of important signed documents. Most emanate from America, although there are a few of European origin. They all pertain to important personalities or event...

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Yeomans2

Yeoman's In The Fork's Second Catalogue Offers a Variety of Material

Yeoman's in the Fork, the Tennessee based bookseller, has just released their Catalog Two. This follows up, quite naturally, their first catalogue, released earlier this year. And, we are happy to ...

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Lesser120

Rare Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has published their 120th catalogue of Rare Americana. What Lesser offers is primarily ephemeral type publications - pamphlets and broadsides - naturally pert...

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Beattie4

Uncommon and Unusual Items from Simon Beattie

Simon Beattie Rare Books, Manuscripts, Music, Ephemera has published Short List 4, the fourth in his series of long short catalogues. These are the largest catalogues we receive in terms of dimensi...

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Alephbet98

Children's and Illustrated Books from Aleph-Bet

Aleph-Bet Books has issued its Catalogue 98 of Children's Books and Illustrated Books. These works are primarily both, children's and illustrated books, and though 600 items are offered, each has a...

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Reesebull22

Evidence from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has issued their Bulletin 22. Evidence. That title derives from the nature of the material offered. It provides written or pictorial evidence of some place or event. There...

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Mckittrickcats10-11

Antiquarian Catalogues from Bruce McKittrick Rare Books

Here we have a new catalogue that is certainly atypical for the genre. It wouldn't quite qualify for status as a miniature book, but it is the smallest we have seen in eight years of reviewing 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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