Rare Book Monthly Reviews - November - 2016 Issue

035b31ec-65f1-4ef5-9cc7-2b01b7be50ca

Spectacular Works in Cartology from Daniel Crouch Rare Books

The latest catalogue from Daniel Crouch Rare Books will certainly catch your eye. Catalogues that are an inch thick will do that. Catalogue IX is a spectacular presentation. There are just 60 items, meaning the presentations are extraordinarily thorough, from the detailed descriptions to the numerous color illustrations accompanying each item. Naturally, a presentation of this scale means there will be no ordinary material here. This is for collectors on the highest level. They will not be disappointed.
 
Daniel Crouch Rare Books specializes in "antique atlases, maps, plans, sea char...

E0ee78b9-a6e4-4b53-b487-a11187deb54d

A 25th Catalogue for Radical Bookseller Lorne Bair Rare Books

Lorne Bair Rare Books has issued their Catalog 25. Bair describes this as a special one, 51 items selected mostly from recently acquired inventory that are either unique or very rare. Lorne Bair fo...

Read More
A1634391-f89d-4f81-9e58-39b9b192c1eb

Pacific Travels, Australia, and More from Hordern House

Hordern House has issued a new catalogue that does not appear to have a title or number. It does note the year – 2016. What it does have is 45 items that are highly collectible and important....

Read More
92a9bccc-10f9-4934-858d-1aa43b856af2

Kelmscott Bookshop Offers Artists' Books, Private Press, Art, Literature, First Editions & More

The Kelmscott Bookshop Rare Books has issued their Catalogue 14: Artists' Books & Private Press, William Morris, Art, Literature, Presentation Copies, First Editions, & More. In other words...

Read More
9972ff6f-275e-41d2-b721-99973dbe56d1

Sixty Rare Books and Manuscripts from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington has published a catalogue of Sixty Rare Books & Manuscripts. It contains... well, just what the title says. Harrington generally offers a wide selection of material. Rather tha...

Read More
91300ee9-e50a-401d-be06-d6cc6ec3d5d2

A Miscellany from The Brick Row Bookshop

The Brick Row Bookshop has issued Miscellany Seventy-Two: Seventy-Five Distinctive Rare Books & Manuscripts. It contains a mix of fact, fiction, poetry, manuscripts, photographs, and other thin...

Read More
Fe51ea06-2ed1-4496-af87-d6cb82c3a659

Americana, Exploration, Travel & Tourism from Walkabout Books

Walkabout Books has published their Catalogue Four of Americana, Exploration, Travel & Tourism. The catalogue is divided into specific subjects – General Americana, Western Americana, and...

Read More
F1efdabc-0986-4f1d-b8bc-c16b1e510b29

Irish First Editions from William Cowan Bookseller

William Cowan Bookseller has released Catalogue Sixty of Irish First Editions. This is a catalogue filled with Irish poetry, and not of the ancient variety. The vast majority of works come from the...

Read More
6abcf485-4940-448d-aab1-80238e27d936

Rare and (Mostly) Antiquarian Books from Erasmushaus

Erasmushaus has released their Catalogue 929 Rare Books. Along with being rare, most of these books can equally be described as antiquarian. While a few are as late as the 20th century, all but fiv...

Read More
0eaab1e5-228f-4f7b-a805-1114d6366f6c

The Federal Era from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has released a catalogue of The Federal Era. Reese defines that era as a twenty-year span, beginning with the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolution in 1783....

Read More
E2ee273d-99ac-4423-b0ca-de94a6e8d11b

Travel and Ethnology from Antiquariat Kainbacher

Antiquariat Kainbacher has created a catalogue of Reisen und Völkerkunde (travel and ethnology). The Austrian bookseller's catalogue is primarily in German, so be forewarned if you do not spea...

Read More

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Winter in der Schweiz,</i> 1921. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Evelyn Rumsey Carey, <i>Pan American Exposition / Niagara / Buffalo,</i> 1901. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Arnost Hofbauer, <i>Topicuv Salon,</i> 1898. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job,</i> 1896. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Georges de Feure, <i>Le Journal des Ventes,</i> 1898. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Cycles Perfecta,</i> 1897. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Edward Penfield, <i>Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders,</i> circa 1895. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Adrien Barrère, <i>L’Ideal du Touriste,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Willem Frederick Ten Broek, <i>New York / Wereldtentoonselling / Holland – Amerika Lijn,</i> 1938. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Dwight Clark Shepler, <i>Sun Valley / Union Pacific.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler’s Notch,</i> circa 1935. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Louis Bonhajo, <i>Vote / League of Women Voters,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.

Review Search

Archived Reviews

Ask Questions