Rare Book Monthly Reviews - November - 2014 Issue

3cf815e7-08a7-4b9d-a7fd-5cd9269f04e8

Fine Bindings from Phillip J. Pirages

Phillip J. Pirages has prepared a catalogue of books distinguished more by what's on the outside than inside. Yes, sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. The title is Catalogue 66: Interesting Books in Historically Significant and Decorative Bindings, from the 15th Century to the Present. As the title suggests, many of these are interesting books, some not so much, but for the most part that really doesn't matter. These are for viewing, not reading, works of art one would not want to batter around holding up and reading page by page. What we have are some of the most exquisite binding...

7bd27358-a5a3-465f-887d-9660129ed8cd

It's About Time for Andersons Books and Prints

Mark and Nora Butler Anderson have been in the book trade for 15 years, but today we celebrate the issuance of their first catalogue. Not to sound disrespectful, but this is not a timeless catalogu...

Read More
913b4849-15b5-4839-8f66-eb1c046e64c6

Valued Books from Librairie Thomas-Scheler

Librairie Thomas-Scheler of Paris recently released a catalogue of Livres Précieux (Valued Books). This catalogue is written in French so some familiarity with the language is helpful. Most ...

Read More
B0a37f5d-b1f2-4b53-a1ec-53acbe209f79

Unusual and Surprising from Honey & Wax Booksellers

We have received the newest catalogue from Honey & Wax Booksellers of Brooklyn. It has no stated title, but, based on others, I think it is safe to call it Catalogue 3. After a couple of years ...

Read More
67ad196b-afe1-42be-931c-11f04ff775bd

Science and Medicine from Asher Rare Books and the Antiquariaat Forum

Asher Rare Books and the Antiquariaat Forum have released a catalogue of Science & Medicine. Don't look for the latest in scientific knowledge here. And certainly don't take the medical advice....

Read More
Ce1e1019-53cf-42a6-8b67-8050d9b9aba5

Recent Acquisitions in Americana from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has published their catalogue 314 Recent Acquisitions in Americana. The material is not so recent. Dating from as early as the late 16th century to the 20th, the concentra...

Read More
B0941f12-5e13-44c0-a4c6-757b803d202d

50 Fine Books from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has released 50 Fine Books Winter 2014. These are special books, important, elegant, and in exceptional condition. Most are notable for their illustrations, often comparable to p...

Read More
Ec54617c-da93-4cb5-9d55-b75151dac59c

Books About Books & Bibliography from Oak Knoll Books

Oak Knoll Books has released its Catalogue 306 of Books About Books & Bibliography. The catalogue covers material about books from the arcane and technical to broader subjects such as artistic ...

Read More
4d1c6876-28f3-4aeb-b1d6-1dad9760e66e

Voyages and Americana from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has issued the latest in a series, Catalogue 60: Books from a San Francisco Private Library Part 4. Voyages and Americana. This was evidently an extensive collect...

Read More
Cec757fb-0321-4a4a-9a2e-7fce5ef67f21

Rare Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has reached their Catalogue 140 of Rare Americana. These are mainly shorter form items – pamphlets, broadsides, and similar less than full length book m...

Read More
6635dbb1-4ee7-49fc-84d9-3a8fbc55cbd7

Latin Americana from Kaaterskill Books

Kaaterskill Books recently published their Catalogue 19 Latin Americana. From Mexico to Chile, and from the early days of exploration to the turbulent century after the overthrow of Spanish rule, t...

Read More
9d4cce9d-f3b1-4784-b8ba-374d540b74f2

Economics, Politics, and Philosophy from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington of London has issued a catalogue of Economics, Politics, & Philosophy. Those can be strange bedfellows. Economics, and those with economic clout, do have an inordinate influenc...

Read More
1350e5e5-3736-4a58-9e52-fc997c947690

Big Game Hunting and Guns from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books has released a catalogue of Big Game Hunting & Guns. Most of the books are focused on hunting big game, be that the big game of America, or the really big game of Africa...

Read More

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

Review Search

Archived Reviews

Ask Questions