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:</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.

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