Rare Book Monthly Reviews - August - 2014 Issue

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Travel and Exploration from the George S. MacManus Company

The George S. MacManus Company has released Catalogue 412 Travel & Exploration Part I. This one takes us to the letter “I” in the alphabet, so we guess there will be two more parts to come. Most of these are travels within the North American continent, though some are sea voyages, and some go to other parts of the world – China, India, and other areas of Asia, Australia, Central and South America, various islands of the Pacific and Caribbean. These journeys mostly range from the 17th-19th century. What is surprising is how many accounts there are of internal American e...

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50 Exceptional Items in Peter Harrington's 100th Catalogue

Peter Harrington of London has reached a milestone publication: Catalogue 100. You might expect there to be 100 books in it, but the subtitle is Fifty Books & Manuscripts. The firm uses this op...

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Signed and Inscribed Association Copies from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has issued the third part of their collection from an obviously well-heeled collector: Catalogue 60: Books from a San Francisco Private Library Part 3. Associatio...

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World Travel and Voyages from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has published their 313th catalogue, World Travel & Voyages. They range from 16th century expeditions by some of the earliest explorers, to Nixon's visit to China in 1...

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Polar Voyages from Yesterday's Muse Books

Yesterday's Muse Books is taking us very far north (or south) with their latest catalogue: Polar Voyages, works treating the exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic, detailing the efforts of numero...

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50 Cool Things from Brian Cassidy, Bookseller

Brian Cassidy, Bookseller has issued Catalogue 8, also known as 50 cool things somewhat haphazardly arranged. The catalogue is filled with stuff from beat writers, punk musicians, and others outsid...

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Binding, Printing, Selling, and the Book Arts, from Forest Books

Forest Books recently released their Catalogue 113. A selection of books pertaining to the book arts, particularly relating to bookbinding, printing & bookselling history. A subheading adds, In...

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The West Coast of Australia from Hordern House

Hordern House has issued a most impressive catalogue entitled The West Coast. A caution to American readers – this catalogue has nothing to do with California, nothing to do with the Pacific ...

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American Pamphlets, Broadsides, Books and More from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued catalogue No. 138 Rare Americana. This is their latest selection of historic Americana, mainly shorter form material such as pamphlets and broadsid...

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Natural History as Art from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has issued a detailed and heavily illustrated catalogue entitled Natural History 2014. With 180 pages devoted to 60 items, descriptions are thorough, images numerous. Naturally, ...

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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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