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

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> MITCHELL, John (1711-1768). A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America. Copperplate engraving with original hand color. London, 1755. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Brown Pelican (Standing), Plate 251. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London, 1827-1838. $175,000 to $225,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: 1827-1838. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> GONZALES DE MENDOZA, Juan (1545 - 1618). <i>The Historie of the great and mightie kingdome of China…</i> London, 1588. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> VERBIEST, Ferdinand (1623-1688). [World Map] Kun-Yu Ch'uan-Tu. Engraved twelve sheet map with vertical sections joined to form six sheets. Korea, Seoul, c. 1860. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> SANGGI, Chong (1678-1752). Korean Atlas. Manuscript map on mulberry bark paper. C. 1750-1790. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>April Auction<br>April 4, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851). Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Plate 66. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London, 1827-1838. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> AKERMAN, Anders (1721-1778). & AKREL, Frederik (1779-1868). Pair of Celestial and Terrestrial Globes. Stockholm, c. 1800. 23 inch diameter, each. $60,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Apr. 4:</b> BENNETT, Lieut. William Pyt (d. in action, 1916). AN IMPORTANT AND APPARENTLY UNPUBLISHED SERIES OF GELATIN SILVER PHOTOGRAPHS OF LHASA AND TIBET TAKEN DURING THE CELEBRATED YOUNGHUSBAND MISSION OF 1904. $60,000 to $80,000

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