Rare Book Monthly Reviews - February - 2016 Issue

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American Law 1735-1987 from the Lawbook Exchange

The Lawbook Exchange has issued a catalogue of American Law 1735-1987. It covers a lot of ground, both chronologically and in terms of legal topics. Most of the items fit into three categories. The first includes material pertaining to major issues, such as the constitution, congressional reports, the Supreme Court, wartime (particularly the Civil War) limitations on rights, and such. Next comes treatises on basic kinds of laws, such as those dealing with property issues, inheritances, the sorts of things lawyers spend much of their time on. Finally, there is a substantial collection of mat...

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Artists' Books to Astronomy (and More) from The Kelmscott Bookshop

The Kelmscott Bookshop Rare Books has released their Catalog 13 – Artists' Books, Private Press, Children's Books, 19th Century Literature, Art, Pre-Raphaelites, Letters, Manuscripts, Astrono...

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American Pamphlets, Broadsides and More from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued catalogue No. 148 of Rare Americana, their first for 2016. Lesser's catalogues feature primarily shorter form material, such as pamphlets and broad...

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Recent Acquisitions from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller

Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller has published Catalogue 216 of Mostly Recent Acquisitions. Offered is a mix of material hard to describe, other than it is all quite old, generally early 19th century an...

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All Types of Books About Books from Oak Knoll Books

Oak Knoll Books has released their Catalogue 309 of "books about books." What that phrase means can be seen in the headings into which this catalogue has been divided: Featured Books; Bookbinding; ...

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100 Gifts from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has issued a catalogue of One Hundred Gifts. This catalogue actually came out a little before Christmas, so the gifts were probably meant for that season. Fortunately, Valentine'...

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.

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