Rare Book Monthly Reviews - December - 2016 Issue

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The Civil War from the George S. MacManus Company

The George S. MacManus Company has released their latest selection of Civil War material, Catalogue 417 Civil War Part III. MacManus has a large collection of material from America's terrible internal struggle. This group of almost 500 books and pamphlets covers only authors with names ranging from Crocker to Farber. We can anticipate several more catalogues to come. There are many items from each side's point of view (perhaps a few more Southern), and numerous regimental histories from both sides of the border. Here are a few samples from this latest selection.
 
The election of Abr...

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Books on Many Things from Raptis Rare Books

Raptis Rare Books, now of Palm Beach, Florida, recently released a new catalogue of books. It does not have a discernible title, but the table of contents sums up what sort of material is to be fou...

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Rare Accounts of Western America from Old West Books

Old West Books has published their Catalog 40 December 2016. It's not hard to guess what type of material they handle, but just in case, it's "rare, out of print books on the American West." While ...

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The Fifth Catalogue from Honey & Wax Booksellers

Honey & Wax Booksellers has released their catalogue No. 5. Honey & Wax specializes in.... something. It's hard to explain. There is literature, art, special editions, some serious intellec...

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A Varied Autumn Catalogue from the Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books

The Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books have published their Autumn Catalogue 2016. There is no overall description of the material as it varies. However, there are some general parameters. The...

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North America Travel & Emigration from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books recently published a catalogue of Rare, Scarce and Interesting Early North America Travel & Emigration, including many autographed and association copies from the collect...

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52 Years for The Pages of Yesteryear

The Pages of Yesteryear has issued a catalogue whose title is simply two digits – 52. This is not so much a catalogue number as a celebratory number. It recognizes owner John Renjilian's 52 y...

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The Law from Serious to Sensational at the Lawbook Exchange

The Lawbook Exchange has issued Catalogue 84, Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera. Naturally, the material in some way involves the law, but within the field it varies widely. There...

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A Millennium of Jewish Culture from Shapero Rare Books

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Medicine from James Tait Goodrich

James Tait Goodrich has issued his Fall 2016 Catalogue X-78, History of Medicine and Science, Pre-Columbian Artifacts, Medical Instruments and Antiques. The old medical instruments a...

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An "Intermezzo" from Erasmushaus

Swiss bookseller Erasmushaus has issued a new catalogue, Intermezzo 52. An intermezzo, in music, is a shorter section between the major parts of a work. We imagine that applies to this catalogue, p...

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Views of London from Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Daniel Crouch Rare Books has published their Catalogue VIII – Views of London. There are 150 illustrated London scenes offered. Some go back to the 16th century, others as recent as the 19th ...

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Economics, Politics and Philosophy from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington recently issued a catalogue of Economics, Politics & Philosophy. There is much thought-provoking material here. This is serious stuff. There is no fiction, at least not intenti...

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Antiquariat Kainbacher Presents the 19th Century Diary and Photographs of Seaman Gustav Riemer

This month we review Katalog IX from Austrian bookseller Antiquariat Kainbacher. The title is Tagesbuchs-Auszug betreffend die Reise S.M.S. 'Hertha' nach Ost-Asien und den Südsee-Inseln 1874-1...

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>[Sutro Baths] / On the Shore of the Pacific Ocean,</i> designer unknown, 1896. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Osvaldo Ballerio, <i>Biscottini e Amaretti Delser,</i> circa 1900. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>Harper’s Weekly,</i> 1896. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Les Parfums de J. Daver Paris,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Jacob Lawrence, <i>Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,</i> 1968. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Lion Noir, Cirage – Crème,</i> 1949. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On,</i> designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Walter L. Greene, <i>Adirondack Mountains / Lake Placid,</i> 1930. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Laura Brey, <i>Enlist / On Which Side of the Window Are You?</i> 1917. $1,500 to $2,000.

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