Rare Book Monthly Reviews - March - 2016 Issue

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50 Important Books and Manuscripts from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington has released a new catalogue in their "50" series, this one being Fifty Books and Manuscripts. These are not just any 50 books and manuscripts (mostly books). These are some of the most important books written. They cover diverse categories from fiction, poetry, history, religion, even children's books. It is their significance and desirability that is the common thread. Here are a few examples of what we mean.
 
We begin with an account of the real pirates of the Caribbean by one of the few of them who actually wrote a book (most pirates weren't particularly literat...

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A Selection of Artistic Books from Librairie Michel Bouvier

This month we received our first catalogue from Librairie Michel Bouvier. Michel Bouvier has been in the trade for 40 years and operates in a most traditional, and perhaps today unusual way. Librai...

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William Blake and Many Fine Books from John Windle Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has issued Catalogue 64. It begins with 10 items from their new William Blake Gallery in San Francisco. They explain. "The William Blake Gallery is the first gall...

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Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Leaves from Phillip J. Pirages

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts published a selection of Some Books, Illuminated Manuscripts, and Single Manuscript and Printed Leaves To Be Exhibited at the 49th California Internati...

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Travels & Explorations, Mostly American, from the George S. MacManus Company

The George S. MacManus Company has issued their Catalogue 414 Travels & Explorations Part III. While there is no limitation expressed as to the nature of these journeys, we can say that they ar...

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Sotheran's Celebrates 200 Years in London with 16 Special Books

Sotheran's (Henry Sotheran Ltd.) has released a catalogue of Highlights. Two Hundred years of bookselling in London 1816-2016. Since the firm began in London in '16 and this is the year '16, it con...

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Americana from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books has issued List 303: Americana. There is not much that needs to be said to describe what is here despite just a single-word title. There is a heavy concentration of 19th and...

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Miscellany Seventy from The Brick Row Book Shop

The Brick Row Book Shop has issued their Miscellany Seventy: Recent Acquisitions for Winter 2016. This is certainly a miscellany, more specific descriptive words hard to find. There is a lot of ant...

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Early Travels and Voyages from Hordern House

Hordern House has issued a catalogue of The New World, East Indies & Asia: Voyages of Exploration, 1558-1889. It is filled with travel accounts, generally on the Pacific side of the globe. Hord...

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Travels, Art, and a Magnificent Peruvian Collection from Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Douglas Stewart Fine Books recently prepared a catalogue for the California Book Fairs 2016. Stewart made the journey across the Pacific from Australia with some special items for American collecto...

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More Books on the West from Gene W. Baade

Gene W. Baade Books on the West has issued their latest catalogue of western wear – Catalogue 216. This land, bigger than life, where myth intersects with reality at some unknown point, remai...

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Rare Books for the Fair from Librairie Thomas-Scheler

Bernard and Stéphane Clavreuil of Librairie Thomas-Scheler published a selection of Rare Books for the 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. These would be special books, wort...

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Children's Books from Aleph-Bet Books

Aleph-Bet Books has released their Catalogue 112 of Children's Books & Illustrated Books. Aleph-Bet's catalogues are always a treat. Every item, and there are over 500, is illustrated in color,...

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Graphics of Radical Social Movements from Lorne Bair Rare Books

Lorne Bair Rare Books has issued Catalog 23 Radical & Social Movement Graphics. Or perhaps, based on the cover, we can call it Think. Lorne Bair specializes in material related to social moveme...

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Original Works of American Art from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has prepared their Bulletin 41 Original Works of American Art. We don't ordinarily write about catalogues of art, but there are several reasons why this one is appropriate...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

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