Rare Book Monthly Reviews - July - 2015 Issue

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Fine and Important Books and Manuscripts from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller

This month we review our first catalogue from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller. The title is Fine & Important Manuscripts & Printed Books. It is also his catalogue #213. Jonathan Hill is hardly new to the trade, having opened for business in 1978. The bookseller is located in New York City, and Jonathan Hill operates the firm with his wife, Megumi Hill.
 
Hill's catalogue is a book catalogue in more ways than one. It does not just offer books, but it is a book itself. It is a hardbound book of almost 350 pages presenting the most thorough of descriptions and numerous illustrations...

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Michael S. Kemp Bookseller Offers a Wide Variety of Material

This month we received out first catalogue from Michael S. Kemp Bookseller. It is his Catalogue 80. We are a little late to the game, as Kemp has been selling books since 1979. He is located in She...

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The Old West from Gene W. Baade

Gene W. Baade Books on the West has issued their Catalogue 615. This catalogue will appeal to collectors of the West who never struck that vein during the Gold Rush. Nothing is priced in four digit...

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Radical Literature and Posters from Lorne Bair Rare Books

Lorne Bair Rare Books has issued their Catalog 21. It doesn't have a name, but is divided into four sections whose headings give a good idea of what is to be found: (1) African American History &am...

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Antiquarian Books from Oslo Rare Books

Oslo Rare Books has offered their latest catalogue entitled Sjelne Bøker · Livres Rares · Rare Books. If that sounds odd, it is simply the same title in three languages. Indeed...

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Medicine, Military, Literature, American History and More from Yesterday's Muse Books

Yesterday's Muse Books recently published their May 2015 Catalog. We are a little behind on that, but close enough. There is a variety of material here, mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries. A f...

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Scarce and Interesting Books from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books has released their Catalogue 236 Rare, Scarce, and Interesting Books. In other words, we have a variety of uncommon, intriguing books here. McGahern is located...

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The Latest Selections from James Cummins Bookseller

James Cummins Bookseller has published Catalogue 127. Those familiar with Cummins' catalogues will recognize the format. It offers a mix of items, historical to fictional. Many items...

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    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
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    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.

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