Rare Book Monthly Reviews - February - 2012 Issue

Alephbet100

For the “Children” from Aleph-Bet Books

Aleph-Bet Books has reached a milestone. The Pound Ridge, New York, specialist in children's and illustrated books recently released their Catalogue 100. The format of their catalogues has been the same, at least for quite a while now. They offer 600 items, profusely illustrated with color photography, overwhelmingly both for children and illustrated. There are few catalogues quite as much fun to peruse. As adults, our tastes and interests diverge widely. As children, we all are entranced by the world of make-believe, whether that be talking animals, mystical lands, heroic adventures, or wi...

Schneidemanhammersmith

The Private Presses of Hammersmith from Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books has issued a catalogue of the Private Presses in Hammersmith, 1891-1914. Sophie Schneideman has participated in the book trade for two decades, including several years...

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Kahn83

Books, Prints and Maps from the Americas by Helen R. Kahn

Helen R. Kahn & Associates has published Catalogue 83. The Americas, Books, Prints and Maps. Kahn specializes in works about the Americas, particularly North America and the Caribbean Islands. Bein...

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Lesser123

Rare American Material from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has published their catalogue number 123 of Rare Americana. This latest selection includes 150 items, generally shorter form printed documents (and a few in m...

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Veatchs71

More from the Book Arts from the Veatchs

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has issued a new catalogue, Catalogue 71 for the Northampton, Massachusetts, bookseller. The Veatchs are focused on books as works of art, which includes such fields as...

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Thecollective

A Collective from Seven Booksellers

We have received an unusual catalogue, with the heading The Collective. It is not a large catalogue, and yet it contains the offerings of seven different booksellers. They have combined efforts to ...

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Readink3

An “ABC” from ReadInk

ReadInk of Los Angeles has issued Another Book Catalog (aka Number 3). As the cover image will quickly reveal, that title contains the initials ABC. This is an ABC, or alphabet book, though not one...

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Reesebull24

Books with Important Provenance from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has released their Bulletin 24: Provenance. Provenance refers to a book's history, not the book in general, but the specific copy. Primarily, it traces who has owned the b...

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Schulson150

Autographs On Sale from David Schulson Autographs

David Schulson Autographs recently issued their Catalog 150, also known as Winter Sale. It doesn't matter how much you can afford. Everyone loves a sale. There isn't a set reduction, but most of th...

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Bauman80great2012

Eighty Great Books from Bauman Rare Books

Bauman Rare Books has issued a catalogue of 80 Great Books. Actually, there are 83 of them offered, a bonus for those who view this collection. They come in all types, fiction and nonfiction, antiq...

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Bestebreurtje51

Dutch Colonies in America and Elsewhere from Bestebreurtje Rare Books

Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books has published their List 51 Books on the Dutch West India Company, Suriname, Dutch Caribbean, New Netherland, Brazil, West Africa. For those not familiar with the ...

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Backbeyondhapnewyear

Books from a Signed, Western Collection from Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond Books has issued... not quite a typical catalogue. It comes with the heading Happy New Year!, but we believe this is more a salutation than a title. Inside, there are listings with b...

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Harrington81

A Variety of Material from Peter Harrington

We are slightly behind on Peter Harrington's Catalogue 81, it having been issued for Christmas 2011. Nevertheless, booksellers' catalogues are intended for many months of use, and the material here...

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Croftfbs2012

French Books & Manuscripts from Justin Croft Antiquarian Books

Justin Croft Antiquarian Books has issued a catalogue of French Books & Manuscripts. Though Croft is an English bookseller, and France and England were either in hot or cold wars with each other th...

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Lantwomaster

Two Renaissance Masterpieces from Martayan Lan

Once in a while, we come across a single item sale. Martayan Lan has not issued such a catalogue, but it has printed the next best thing: Two Masterpieces of Renaissance Book Art. These are two wor...

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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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