Rare Book Monthly Reviews - June - 2016 Issue

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Archives and Manuscripts from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has published a catalogue of Archives & Manuscripts. It contains hand-written material, from single documents to collections. Most, though not all, are American in origin. Chronologically, they range from a 1555 account of South America to a 1960 letter from Jacqueline Kennedy. However, most date from the period leading to the American Revolution through the 19th century. Much of what is described are historic events, some from notable participants, others from ordinary people, such as several archives of letters from Civil War soldiers. Other items may be more...

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The Capitulations of Santa Fe from Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books

Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books has issued a most unusual catalogue. It contains but one item, Capitulaciones de Santa Fe (Capitulations of Santa Fe). This is the sole surviving copy of the fi...

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A Miscellany from Maine by J & J Hanrahan

J & J Hanrahan of Wells, Maine has released their List 63 – Miscellany - 2016. Being a miscellany, it's impossible to pinpoint what you may find here. Naturally, there are items from the ...

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The American West and Much More from Back of Beyond Books

Back of Beyond Books has published their Rare Book Catalogue 17. Back of Beyond is noted for their concentration on the American West, the Southwest in particular, the Four Corners region in even m...

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New Arrivals, Many Signed, from Quill and Brush

Quill and Brush, of Dickerson, Maryland, has published their List 202: Mostly New Arrivals, April 2016. We're slightly late on this, but printed catalogues don't travel at the speed of light. They ...

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Important Novels and More from Whitmore Rare Books

Whitmore Rare Books has released their Catalogue 13. Mostly what you will find are novels, from the 18th-20th century, written by authors ranging from notable to great. You will know their names. A...

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Items Displayed at the Olympia Fair by Samuel Gedge Ltd.

Samuel Gedge Ltd. has printed a catalogue of Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera for the just completed Olympia Book Fair. This is not a typical fair list but a full, bound catalogue, with thorough d...

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Archives, Photo Albums, and Primary Material from Brian Cassidy, Bookseller

Brian Cassidy, Bookseller has issued Catalogue Eleven, featuring archives, photographs, albums, manuscripts, scrapbooks, collections and other primary materials. You won't find many books or single...

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David M. Lesser's 150th Catalogue of Rare Americana

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued a new catalogue of Rare Americana. This is their sesquicentennial - catalogue number 150. David Lesser regularly publishes selections of primarily ...

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Western Books, Famed and Obscure, from Old West Books

Old West Books has issued their Catalog 39 June 2016 of Rare, Out of Print Books on the American West. Old West offers a selection of books geared toward the serious western collector. Along with s...

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Arctic & Canadiana from Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller

Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller has released a catalogue of Arctic & Canadiana. The image on the cover, drawn by Walter William May on one of the many expeditions to find the lost ships of Sir John F...

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Exceptional Material from Raptis Rare Books

Raptis Rare Books has issued a Spring 2016 catalogue. They have described it as "from Darwin to Dalloway," but there are many works and authors not beginning with the letter "D." "Austen to Zhivago...

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More from the Book Arts from the Veatchs

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has issued Catalogue 84 Spring 2016. It features books that are works of art. Fine bindings, handmade paper, artistic drawings, high quality printing, specially designe...

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British Books and Owners from Antiquates Ltd.

Antiquates Ltd. Fine & Rare Books has issued a catalogue of British Books and Owners. You just need those two names to understand what is offered herein. They are books written or owned by Brit...

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Sporting Books & Manuscripts from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books has produced their List 305: Sporting Books & Manuscripts. With the exception of a few early baseball items, these aren't pieces pertaining to team sports. They are outd...

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Fine Press Books from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has published a Short List 2. 27 Fine Press Books. This is a selection of excellent examples from the book arts. The fine press movement did not begin with Willia...

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Canadiana and Antiquarian Books from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books has published a catalogue of Rare, Scarce and Interesting Canadiana & Antiquarian Books. That does sum up what you will find. Everything will qualify as antiquarian, and ...

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A Catalogue of Lewis Carroll from Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington has published a catalogue of Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson). A Selection from the Library of an English Bibliophile. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was an unassuming mathematician an...

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A Spring Catalogue of Books about Books from Oak Knoll

Oak Knoll Books has published their Catalogue 310 A Spring Catalogue of Books about Books. The catalogue is broken into separate sections, which gives a good idea of what you will find in a catalog...

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More Children's Books from Aleph-Bet Books

Aleph-Bet Books has released their Catalogue 113 of Children's Books & Illustrated Books. It follows their typical format – almost 600 books and ephemeral items, most all both for childre...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.

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