Rare Book Monthly Reviews - June - 2015 Issue

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Magnificent Books and Photographs from the 19th Century Shop

The 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop has published a catalogue of Magnificent Books & Photographs. Offered is a selection of clearly magnificent books, photographs, and other works on paper. The catalogue is magnificent too. This is one of those rare, spectacular presentations designed to do justice to the material, which is top of the line. Descriptions are thorough, pictures are large and clear, and all of the material is suitable for the most important of collections. Here are a few examples of the type of material offered.
 
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Forty Years for William Reese

The William Reese Company has issued a catalogue celebrating Forty Years A Bookseller. Mr. Reese began his career from a dorm room as a sophomore at Yale, and hasn't left New Haven, nor the book tr...

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Modern Literature from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington has issued a catalogue of Modern Literature A-K. The “A-K” indicates the initials of the authors' last names, the implication being that we shall see at least one more ...

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Fine Literature from Whitmore Rare Books

Whitmore Rare Books recently published their Catalogue 11. Whitmore describes their focus as “offering literary first editions and other books of merit.” That's a reasonable description...

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A Miscellany from Forest Books

Forest Books has released their Miscellany Eight. Now for the long title, which will better explain what is to be found in a miscellany: A Catalogue of Rare and Curious Books, Pamphlets & Print...

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Curiosity & Discovery from Hordern House

Hordern House has released a catalogue of Curiosity & Discovery. The Australian bookseller has taken this name from the description used for exploration during the Enlightenment. They have brok...

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16th and 17th Century Books from Antiquates Rare Books

Antiquates Fine & Rare Books has released a catalogue of Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Books. Antiquates is located in the U.K. with most, but not all, of what is offered reflecting their l...

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Important American Autographs from Joe Rubinfine

Joe Rubinfine recently published his List 177 of American Historical Autographs. This is a collection of documents many of which are signed by the most notable of American leaders. There are multip...

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Children's Books from Aleph-Bet Books

Aleph-Bet Books has issued their Catalogue 110 of Children's Books & Illustrated Books. Almost all qualify as both for children and illustrated. Many you will recognize from your youth. Perhaps...

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American Pamphlets and Broadsides from David M. Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has released their No. 144 Rare Americana, or A Catalogue of Significant and Unusual Imprints Relating to America. These are primarily pamphlets, broadsides, ...

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Shells and Shell Collecting from Yesterday's Muse Books

Yesterday's Muse Books has issued a catalogue for collectors, but not just book collectors. The title is Shell Collecting & Conchology. Long before there was book collecting, or stamp collectin...

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An Intermezzo from Erasmushaus

Erasmushaus has issued a new catalogue, Intermezzo 49. This is a collection of varied works all of which are quite old. The Swiss bookseller's catalogue is primarily in German, though there is a sm...

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Dutch Prints from August Laube Antiquariat

August Laube Antiquariat of Zurich, Switzerland, has issued a catalogue of Dutch Prints. Offered are prints from Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt, Hendrick Goltzius, Christoffel Jegher, Jan H. Muller, a...

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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.

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