Rare Book Monthly Reviews - November - 2012 Issue

Hughes204

Newspapers that Shaped the World from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers

This month we review our first catalogue from Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers. It is certainly not the first for the veteran of over 30 years in the collectible newspaper business. However, Newspapers that Shaped the World is an unusual one, larger and filled with more items than the typical catalogue. For those who collect old newspapers, or wish to know a bit more about the field, this is a catalogue you must see.

Newspapers give us a view of history as it was made, as it was seen by those who participated in it. Books can tell us about history from the point of view of hindsight,...

Banzhaffa&k12

Architecture and Art from Antiquariat Banzhaf

Antiquariat Banzhaf has issued a catalogue of Architktur und Kunst. No explanation is needed for the first of those terms, but for English speakers, “kunst” is art. Despite the title, most of the d...

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Oakknoll300

Oak Knoll Books Issues its 300th Catalogue

Oak Knoll Books, of New Castle, Delaware, has reached an important milestone – the issuance of their Catalogue 300. It has taken them 36 years to attain these heights, even at the prolific average ...

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Kaaterskill15

Americana from Kaaterskill Books

Kaaterskill Books recently published their Catalogue 15 Americana. It contains a varied collection of material relating to America, primarily late 18th to early 20th century. Political debates take...

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Rubinfine 171

American Revolution Era Signed Documents from Joe Rubinfine

Joe Rubinfine recently released his List 171 of American Historical Autographs. This selection brings us back to the time of the American Revolution. They range from the days just before the Declar...

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Oldwest34

More from the American West from Old West Books

Old West Books has released Catalog 34 of rare and out of print books on the American West. Old West Books is located in Colorado Springs, and owner Tim Phelps recounts the harrowing experience of ...

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Tenpound213

A New Maritime List from the Ten Pound Island Book Company

The Ten Pound Island Book Company has released a new catalogue, Maritime List 213. Offered are 50 items pertaining to the sea. It includes books, charts, sailing ship cards, broadsides and various ...

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Veatchs73

Fine Printings, Bindings, and Other Book Arts from the Veatchs

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has issued their Catalogue 73. Fine Printings, Bindings, & Other Book Arts. This presents a new selection of works in the field of the book arts, or books as art. There...

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Schneideman16

Food and Drink from Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books has issued a catalogue of Food & Drink. Finally, a catalogue about a topic everyone enjoys. Actually, you might not enjoy some of the older recipes. Standard fare in t...

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Lesser127

Rare 18th and 19th Century Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has released their catalogue number 127 of Rare Americana. It offers a mix of books with many pamphlets and ephemeral paper items. The focus is on America in ...

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Reese296

Rare Latin Americana from the William Reese Company

The 296th catalogue from the William Reese Company features Rare Latin Americana. It ranges from the early days of European contact to the end of the 19th century. Through the first three centuries...

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Bestebreurtje147

Travel and Naval Architecture from Bestebreurtje Rare Books

Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books recently issued Catalogue 147: Travel & Naval Architecture. These are mostly travel books though, as the title says, there is a selection of titles about naval shi...

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  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> George Washington ADS, One of the Earliest in His Hand, A Survey from 1752, the Same Year He Inherited Mount Vernon.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Rare JFK Signed Check & Transmittal Letter During Campaign for 1956 VP Nomination, Both BAS Slabbed; Possibly A Unique Combo!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Daniel Boone Signed Receipt as VA Delegate; During His 1st of 3 Terms, Boone Was Kidnapped by British Forces Gunning for Gov. T. Jefferson & Other Legislators.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipt for “Pennsylvania Gazette,” Important & Beautifully Displayed
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lincoln & His Civil War Cabinet: 8 Signatures, Beautifully Presented!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> G.A. Custer ALS from Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory to Capt. Yates, Who Also Died at Little Bighorn, Re: Acquiring “good horses” from Kentucky for 7th Cavalry.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Jefferson Davis ALS: “the negroes are humble and generally inclined to cling to their masters…neither crop or stock could be protected from their thieving” – Incredible!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lee Harvey Oswald Signed Letter: “if we finally get back to the states…maybe we’ll…settle in Texas,” Warren Commission Exhibit.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Babe Ruth First Edition Biography Signed Just Months Before His Death, Excellent Signature!
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> “B Arnold” ANS on Pre-Revolutionary War Promissory Note Dating From His Days as a New Haven Merchant
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Bob Dylan Signed LP “Blonde on Blonde” with Jeff Rosen COA.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed.

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