Rare Book Monthly Reviews - January - 2016 Issue

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The Arctic from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books recently issued their Catalogue 239 Arctic. This is a catalogue of books primarily about explorations, as for most people, there isn't much else you can do in the Arctic but explore it. However, there are a few books about the natives who somehow manage to survive in these intemperate lands. Curiosity long drove people to take on the immense challenge of the extreme cold and storms to see what was there, or be the first to reach the Pole. For others, it was a practical search, an attempt to find a fabled Northwest Passage shortcut to Asia. Whatever the reason, they he...

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A Miscellany from The Brick Row Book Shop

The Brick Row Book Shop recently issued their Miscellany Sixty-Nine. Eighty-Five Distinctive Books, Manuscripts and Ephemeral Pieces. The catalogue may be new, but the book shop is one of the oldes...

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Historic Documents from Stuart Lutz

Stuart Lutz Historic Documents has released a new catalogue of... historic documents. Lutz's catalogues don't come with titles so that is the best we can do. We'll identify it by the cover – ...

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Signed Historical Americana from Joe Rubinfine

Joe Rubinfine has published List 178 of American Historical Autographs. A few are simply autographs, a signature and little more, but most are found on letters and other documents. Often, they have...

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Importance and Condition Featured at Whitmore Rare Books

Whitmore Rare Books has released their Catalogue 12. Whitmore specializes in quality and importance of the books (and occasional other documents) that they offer. This is the place to look for some...

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Fine Books from the Veatchs Arts of the Book

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has issued a new catalogue in the book arts, Catalogue 83. In this latest edition, we find numerous printings from private and fine presses, exquisite bindings, books w...

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50 Fine Books from Shapero Rare Books

We are a little late here, but this is still a fine catalogue – 50 Fine Books. Autumn 2015. These books are all now a year more antiquarian. Shapero Rare Books specializes in exceptional book...

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All Sorts of Old Works on Paper from Samuel Gedge, Ltd.

Samuel Gedge Ltd. has issued their Catalogue XXI. Gedge offers all sorts of works on paper, and a few not. While there are, naturally enough, some books, including a group of first French translati...

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A Variety of Items for the Holidays from James Cummins Bookseller

James Cummins Bookseller recently published Catalogue 130 for the just completing Holiday 2015 season. If it is too late to purchase one of these books or other paper items as a gift, it is never t...

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A Variety of Fine Books from the Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books

We recently received, slightly late, this fine catalogue from the Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books, Autumn Catalogue 2015. It takes awhile for mail to reach America from the Netherlands duri...

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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.
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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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