Rare Book Monthly Reviews - May - 2016 Issue

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Early Printed Bibles from Dr. Jorn Gunther Rare Books

Dr. Jorn Gunther Rare Books has published a spectacular catalogue of Early Printed Bibles 1454-1580. We have seen few catalogues the peer of this large quarto, perfect bound hard cover issue. It offers 45 bibles and related items, each with a thorough history of the edition and numerous photographs. You can learn much about the first century plus of printed bibles from this catalogue.
 
The date range will quickly reveal where this catalogue begins. The starting date of 1454 means there is a Gutenberg inside, or at least a fragment thereof, complete issues long out of the market. Mos...

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Rare, Artistic Works Offered by Antiquariat Dasa Pahor

Antiquariat Dasa Pahor of Munich, Germany, has issued a catalogue of Rare Objects with a Story. This is a catalogue unlike any other I have seen. Not only do these items have a story, Dasa Pahor ha...

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A Fair Catalogue from David Brass Rare Books

David Brass Rare Books prepared a catalogue for the recent New York Antiquarian Book Fair. It is divided into sections – Africana, Children's and Illustrated Books, Color-Plate and Caricature...

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Maps from New York to the World and Beyond from Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps has issued their Catalogue Five New York and Beyond. There are several maps of New York City, ranging from colonial times to the 19th century, but the "beyond" ...

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Charlie Russell and the American West from Doug Johns

Doug Johns – Appraiser & Dealer has issued a catalogue entitled Western Roundup. A few items may take us east of the Mississippi, but most pertain to the West, and the Old West in particu...

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50 Fine Books for Spring from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has issued a catalogue of 50 Fine Books Spring 2016. Shapero regularly publishes selections of 50 important books, thick, fully illustrated catalogues designed to do justice to t...

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Recent Acquisitions from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has released Short List 1. 25 Recent Acquisitions. With just 25 items you might think it would be easy to peg this catalogue, but no such luck. The variety is sti...

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Antiquarian Books from Spain's Libreria Jose Porrua Turanzas

Libreria Jose Porrua Turanzas of Madrid, Spain, recently prepared a Short Catalogue of Books to be Displayed at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair. It is filled with very old books, ranging from th...

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A Gentleman's Collection of Travels from the Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books

The Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books have published a catalogue of The Library of a Gentleman. The gentleman's name is not stated, nor are the specifics of his collecting. However, a perusal...

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Rare Books, Including Atlases, Maps, and More from High Ridge Books

High Ridge Books has published their Catalog 66 Rare Books Recent Acquisitions. There is a wide variety of material available here, including some very old European books. Nevertheless, the concent...

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Artistic Books from Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books

Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books is offering their Catalogue 34, a selection of books and related items with an artistic bent to them. In some cases they are the work of artists. Others are beautiful ...

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Civil War Material from the George S. MacManus Co.

The George S. MacManus Company offers a catalogue dedicated to material on the Civil War, their Catalogue 415. It is part of a series, 500 items selected from an inventory of over 5,000. These 500 ...

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Legal Material Displayed at the Fair by the Lawbook Exchange

The Lawbook Exchange recently published a catalogue of items to be displayed at the 2016 New York Antiquarian Book Fair. We don't know how many were sold on the spot, but we will presume some of th...

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Canadiana, Ireland, Antiquarian and More from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books has issued a catalogue of Rare, Scarce and Interesting Canadiana, Ireland, Antiquarian, Travel, Bibliography, their Catalogue 242. There is certainly a wide selection of Cana...

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Mostly Radical Literature from Lorne Bair Rare Books

Lorne Bair Rare Books has issued their Catalog 24. Bair specializes in radical literature and related items, so that is most of what you will find. Overwhelmingly, it comes from the radical left, b...

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Japanese Books, Manuscripts, & Scrolls from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller

Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller has released Catalogue 217 Japanese Books, Manuscripts, & Scrolls. It is certainly quite uncommon to see an American bookseller present a catalogue devoted to Japane...

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Early Printed Books from James Gray Booksellers

James Gray Booksellers has released their latest selection, Fascicule VI Early Printed Books. We will allow "early printed books" to stand as the best description of what is offered. Subjects vary....

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <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.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <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.
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> George Washington ADS, One of the Earliest in His Hand, A Survey from 1752, the Same Year He Inherited Mount Vernon.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Rare JFK Signed Check & Transmittal Letter During Campaign for 1956 VP Nomination, Both BAS Slabbed; Possibly A Unique Combo!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Daniel Boone Signed Receipt as VA Delegate; During His 1st of 3 Terms, Boone Was Kidnapped by British Forces Gunning for Gov. T. Jefferson & Other Legislators.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipt for “Pennsylvania Gazette,” Important & Beautifully Displayed
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lincoln & His Civil War Cabinet: 8 Signatures, Beautifully Presented!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> G.A. Custer ALS from Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory to Capt. Yates, Who Also Died at Little Bighorn, Re: Acquiring “good horses” from Kentucky for 7th Cavalry.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Jefferson Davis ALS: “the negroes are humble and generally inclined to cling to their masters…neither crop or stock could be protected from their thieving” – Incredible!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lee Harvey Oswald Signed Letter: “if we finally get back to the states…maybe we’ll…settle in Texas,” Warren Commission Exhibit.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Babe Ruth First Edition Biography Signed Just Months Before His Death, Excellent Signature!
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> “B Arnold” ANS on Pre-Revolutionary War Promissory Note Dating From His Days as a New Haven Merchant
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Bob Dylan Signed LP “Blonde on Blonde” with Jeff Rosen COA.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed.

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