Rare Book Monthly Reviews - December - 2015 Issue

Seven Adventurous Women's Travels from Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books

Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books has issued a catalogue that is unusual in its subject matter. It is a book of long ago travels to far off, exotic lands (from a European perspective). However, these were not your typical travelers. These were all women, often setting off alone in a world that was not terribly welcoming to women who didn't know their place in society. It didn't stop them. Sometimes, these seven women had to disguise themselves as locals to be acceptable. Their safety was often at risk. But, these were courageous women, unafraid to explore the unknown.
 
The title of this...

New Acquisitions from Honey & Wax Booksellers

Honey & Wax Booksellers has released a new catalogue. It is unnamed, so we will just call it Catalogue 4. I won't try to describe what's in it as even they have punted on that one. It's a mix o...

Read More

Books and Other Items from Douglas Stewart Fine Books

This month we received our first catalogue from Douglas Stewart Fine Books of Melbourne, Australia. The title of this catalogue is Melbourne 2015. Rare books and documents 1459-2012 exhibited for s...

Read More

50 Cartographic Masterpieces from Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Daniel Crouch Rare Books has issued their Catalogue VII, and it is spectacular. Their specialty is antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts, globes, scientific instruments, and voyages from the 15t...

Read More

50 Plus 1 from The Pages of Yesteryear

The Pages of Yesteryear has released a catalogue titled The Big 5-0 Plus 1. Owner John Renjilian celebrated his 50th anniversary in the book trade last year but was unable to publish a catalogue. T...

Read More

Early Medical Books from James Tait Goodrich

James Tait Goodrich Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts has issued Catalogue V-77 MMXV A.D. with a fine collection of medical instruments and ephemera plus books. This catalogue is filled with both s...

Read More

Books from the Library of Anthony Hobson from Forest Books

Forest Books has published a catalogue entitled A Selection of Books from the Library of Anthony R. A. Hobson. Anthony Hobson was a bibliophile, expert, particularly on Renaissance bindings, author...

Read More

Economics, Politics & Philosophy from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington has issued their 115th catalogue, and it is one targeted to the thinking person. The subjects are Economics, Politics & Philosophy. These are weighty topics. Some books were me...

Read More

Historical Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has published their Catalogue 147 of Rare Americana - Significant and Unusual Imprints Relating to America. They specialize in pamphlets, broadsides, and othe...

Read More

Early English Law from the Lawbook Exchange

The Lawbook Exchange has released a catalogue of English Law 1501-1877. This includes some of the earliest material relating to the law of England. Several items are printed editions of treatises t...

Read More

Manuscripts from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has issued a new bulletin, Bulletin 39: Manuscripts. This is a collection of 47 mostly American manuscripts. They date primarily from the 18th or 19th century. There are m...

Read More

Classical Antiquity... and After from Sevin Seydi Rare Books

Sevin Seydi Rare Books has issued a catalogue of Classical Antiquity... and after. That's a long time, everything since prehistory. However, that "after" cuts off well before the present. Most book...

Read More

Travels from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has released a catalogue of Travel 2015. It has been neatly indexed by geographic area, but it isn't necessary to list them. In looking them over, I can't find a single place to ...

Read More

Antiquarian Books from Erasmushaus

Erasmushaus, the Swiss bookseller specializing in antiquarian works prior to 1800, has released a new catalogue, Intermezzo 50. It is filled with a variety of books, but the topics are mostly what ...

Read More

The Latest Variety from James Cummins Bookseller

James Cummins Bookseller has prepared the firm's Catalogue 129. Cummins offers a varied selection of fine material. Items range from books to documents, photographs, and archives. Subjects vary wid...

Read More

Recent Acquisitions from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller

Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller has released a new catalogue of Mostly Recent Acquisitions. Hill covers material from a variety of fields, but not everything. This is not a miscellania. You won't find ...

Read More

Modern Scottish First Editions from William Cowan Bookseller

Here is a catalogue for specialist collectors. William Cowan Bookseller has issued Catalogue Fifty Eight of Modern Scottish First Editions. Most of these authors are not household names, at least n...

Read More

Art (and a Couple of Books) from August Laube

August Laube Buch und Kunstantiquariat (antiquarian books and art) of Zurich, Switzerland, has published their Katalog 2015. Their specialties are old master prints, modern prints, rare books, draw...

Read More

Rare Book Monthly

  • Toronto Book Auctions
    ART-PHOTO-SIGNED-BOOKS-MILITARY(NON)FICTION
    March 6, 2024
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [ART BOOK MONOGRAPH] DAVID BURLIUK WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING and Signed twice. David Burliuk Rare ACA Gallery exhibition catalogue, undated. CA$400 – 800
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [ART BOOK MONOGRAPH] KAWS: COMPANIONSHIP IN THE AGE OF LONELINESS. Text by Margaret Atwood. National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, 2019. $CA400 - 800
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [ART BOOK MONOGRAPH] LAWRENCE WEINER: POSTERS. Nova Scotia College of Art, Canada,1987. CA$800 – 1,200
    Toronto Book Auctions
    ART-PHOTO-SIGNED-BOOKS-MILITARY(NON)FICTION
    March 6, 2024
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: WILBUR SMITH: THE DARK OF THE SUN. Heinemann, UK, 1965. Signed First edition. CA$800 – 1,200
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: ROBERTSON DAVIES: LEAVEN OF MALICE. SIGNED Clark, Irwin, & Co., Canada. 1954. 1st edition. CA$400 – 600
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [THE NOTABLE TRAILS LIBRARY]. 8 VOLUMES SOLD TOGETHER. INCLUDING: THE TRIAL OF DR. X; ROE V. WADE; THE GALILEO AFFAIR; THE TRIAL OF BERNHARD GOETZ… CA$300 – 500
    Toronto Book Auctions
    ART-PHOTO-SIGNED-BOOKS-MILITARY(NON)FICTION
    March 6, 2024
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [MILITARY FICTION]. 8 VOLUMES SOLD TOGETHER. INCLUDING: Canada's Royal Military College. REVIEW, THE STONE FRIGATE, A HISTORY OF THE RMC… CA$300 – 400
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [WW1] CANADIAN (C.S.E.F.) SIBERIA 1918-1919 PHOTO ALBUM. With approximately 303 original official war photographs, postcards, and personal photographs. CA$8,000 – 10,000.
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: HANS BELLMER: THE DOLL. 1995, 1st Ed. CA$150 – 300.
    Toronto Book Auctions
    ART-PHOTO-SIGNED-BOOKS-MILITARY(NON)FICTION
    March 6, 2024
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: FAN HO; HONG KONG YESTERDAY. ModernBooks edition, 2006. First edition. 4to. CA$300 – 600.
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: TARYN SIMON: AN AMERICAN INDEX OF THE HIDDEN AND UNFAMILIAR. Hatje Cantz, Germany, 2012. Third edition. CA$600 – 1,000.
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: BARBARA KRUGER PICTURE/READINGS. [Self-Published], 1978 First edition. CA$800 – 1,200.
  • 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
  • Gonnelli:
    Auction 50
    Books, Autographs & Manuscripts
    March 6th-7th 2024
    Gonnelli: Cramer, [Picasso, Chagall , Miró], Trente ans d'activité. Starting price 4800€
    Gonnelli: Futurism
    Gonnelli: Avienus, Opera. 1488. Starting price 1200€
    Gonnelli: Vimont, Relation de ce qui s'est passé en la Nouvelle France, en l'année 1642. Starting price 5000€
    Gonnelli: Goedart, Metamorphosis et historia naturalis insectorum. 1662.
    Gonnelli: Il Petrarcha con la spositione di M. Giovanni Andrea Gesualdo.
    Gonnelli: Poblacion, De usu astrolabi compendium.

Review Search

Archived Reviews

Ask Questions