Rare Book Monthly Reviews - January - 2015 Issue

Major Literary Works from Whitmore Rare Books

Whitmore Rare Books recently completed their Catalogue 10. They describe their field as “offering literary first editions and other books of merit.” This explains well what you will find, with one further detail. They also focus on condition. Most of what you will find is in fine or near fine condition, even dust jackets (where applicable) being in amazingly good shape for dust jackets. The great majority of what is offered are first editions of important literary works, with a few exceptions, such as a couple of letters written by authors, a poster, and I'm not sure whether chi...

Western Books from Gene W. Baade

Gene W. Baade Books On The West has issued Catalogue 1214. These western books aren't going to break your bank. Prices are mostly in the double digits, with many to the lower end of that spectrum. ...

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From Fine Presses to 19th Century History and Literature from The Kelmscott Bookshop

The latest from The Kelmscott Bookshop Rare Books is titled Catalogue 11: Artists' Books, Private Press, Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris, 19th Century Literature, Letters, Art, History & More. ...

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Rare Books of the American West from Old West Books

Old West Books has issued its Catalog 37 of rare, out of print books on the American West. It is divided into two groupings, “new” items, which are actually mostly the older titles, but...

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Radicalism and Social Movements from Lorne Bair Rare Books

Lorne Bair Rare Books has published Catalog 20. Radicalism & Social Movements. Bair specializes in movements from the left side of the spectrum over the past century and more. We find abolition...

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Samuel Gedge Ltd. Offers a Mix of Very Old Books and Ephemeral Items

Samuel Gedge Ltd. Rare Books has issued their Catalogue 19. Samuel Gedge offers an eclectic mix of books and ephemeral items, primarily English in origin and dating back a couple of centuries or mo...

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Autographed American Documents from Joe Rubinfine

Joe Rubinfine has released his List 176 of American Historical Autographs. These are primarily signed documents by American political and military figures, though a few non-Americans (French who ai...

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Signed Documents and Images from Schulson Autographs

Schulson Autographs has issued Catalog 163 of signed material. The signers come from all walks of life – politics, theater, film, art, science, literature, music, and more. America and Europe...

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Rare Americana from the 18th and 19th Centuries from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books recently published their No. 141 of Rare Americana. It fits right in with the area in which Lesser specializes – pamphlets, broadsides, and other shorte...

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Personal Accounts of Historic Times from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has issued a list of 100 items, Speaking from Personal Experience. A Selection of 100 Journals, Narratives, Recollections, Autobiographies, Reminiscences, Diaries, and Oth...

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A Variety from James Cummins Bookseller, Including Fine Bindings and Works by Churchill

James Cummins Bookseller has reached a buck and a quarter with their latest selection, Catalogue 125. Cummins regularly provides a varied collection of books and other works on paper, connected not...

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Old Medical Books from Yesterday's Muse

Yesterday's Muse Books has issued a Medical Catalog. First a word of warning – use this for collecting and historic research. Don't follow the advice of the books herein. The greatest concent...

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The Islamic World from the Antiquariaat Forum

The Antiquariaat Forum has issued a follow-up to an earlier catalogue – The Islamic World 2. In a time when the Islamic World gets much bad press in the West, this catalogue is a reminder of ...

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Fine City Plans and Views from Martayan Lan

Martayan Lan has issued their Catalogue 52 – Fine City Plans and Views. These views and plans cover a wide range of territory. Martayan Lan has broken those down into sections: Large-Scale Ci...

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  • Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard. A Collection of The Pooh Books. Set of First-Editions. 18,600 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Salvador Dalí, Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Finely Bound and Signed Limited Edition. 15,000 USD
    Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. First Edition. 9,500 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter Series. Finely Bound First Printing Set of Complete Series. 5,650 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. First Edition, First Printing. 4,200 USD
  • Potter & Potter Auctions
    How History Unfolds on Paper:
    Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection
    Part IX
    Starting 10AM CST
    April 18, 2024
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: [RUTH, George Herman “Babe” (1895-1948)]. Signed photograph. Circa 1930s. 191 x 248 mm. $1,500 to $2,500.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: HARRISON, Benjamin. Document signed (“Benj Harrison”) as governor of Virginia, certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a Black Revolutionary soldier. $6,000 to $9,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: ONE OF THE FIRST PRINTED ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. $4,000 to $6,000.
    Potter & Potter Auctions
    How History Unfolds on Paper:
    Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection
    Part IX
    Starting 10AM CST
    April 18, 2024
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: FIRST PRINTING OF LINCOLN’S IMMORTAL GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. $4,000 to $6,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: HIGHLY IMPORTANT MORMON ARCHIVE. ALLEY, George. Archive of 23 Autograph Letters Signed by Mormon Convert George Alley to His Brother Joseph Alley. $10,000 to $20,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: [AVIATION]. [ARMSTRONG, Neil A.] Aviation Hall of Fame Gold Medal MS64 NGC, Awarded to Neil Armstrong in 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    Potter & Potter Auctions
    How History Unfolds on Paper:
    Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection
    Part IX
    Starting 10AM CST
    April 18, 2024
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: NEWLY DISCOVERED FIRST PRINTING OF "WITH MALICE TOWARDS NONE... " FROM THE ONLY NEWSPAPER ACTUALLY ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN LINCOLN’S SECOND INAUGURAL PROCESSION. $4,000 to $8,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: THE MOST IMPORTANT GEORGE WASHINGTON DOCUMENT IN PRIVATE HANDS; GEORGE WASHINGTON’S COMMISSION AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF, 1775, ONE OF ONLY TWO ORIGINALS. $150,000 to $250,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: A VERY RARE ACCOUNT OF BLACKBEARD’S DEATH AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIRATE ITEMS EXTANT. $3,000 to $5,000.
    Potter & Potter Auctions
    How History Unfolds on Paper:
    Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection
    Part IX
    Starting 10AM CST
    April 18, 2024
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: EDISON, Thomas. Patent for Edison’s Improvements on the Electric-Light, No. 219,628. [Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent Office], 16 September 1879. $2,000 to $3,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: [VIETNAM WAR]. The original pen used by Secretary of State William P. Rogers to sign the Vietnam Peace Agreement, Paris, 27 January 1973. $10,000 to $15,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: SONS OF LIBERTY FOUNDER COLONEL BARRÉ ANNOTATED TITLE-PAGE, “WHICH OUGHT TO ROUSE UP BRITISH ATTENTION”. $4,000 to $6,000.

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