Rare Book Monthly Reviews - January - 2017 Issue

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Native Americana and the American West from Michael D. Heaston Rare Books & Manuscripts

Recently arrived is Catalogue Forty-Nine Native Americana and the American West from Michael D. Heaston Rare Books & Manuscripts. This is a wonderful collection of 19th century to early 20th century western Americana, including much highly collectible, often quite rare or obscure material. As a point of clarification, this catalogue of Native Americana is not limited to Native Americans, those once erroneously thought to be natives of India. There are many items related to America's "Indians," but much is about other aspects of the American West. Here are just a few samples of what you ...

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African Americana from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books has issued a new catalogue of African Americana. The material comes from the 19th and 20th century, with a few Caribbean items but mostly from the United States. Unfortunate...

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A New Catalogue of the Very Old from Samuel Gedge Ltd.

Samuel Gedge Ltd. has issued their Catalogue XXIII. The use of Roman numerals is appropriate as the material in here is old. Most items fall in the 18th to early 19th century, with a few on either ...

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Important Signed Historical Documents from the Raab Collection

The Raab Collection has issued their Catalog 79 Winter 2016/17. Raab specializes in historical documents, signed, and of the first order of importance. They are signed by people you recognize, conc...

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The Arctic World from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books has released their Catalogue 250, The Arctic World Including Newfoundland & Labrador, Voyages, Canoeing, Fur Trade & Travel. This is a milestone catalogue for McGaher...

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Latin American Works from Plaza Books

Plaza Books recently issued their List 39. Though located in Port Townsend, Washington, closer to America's northern border, Plaza Books specializes in books from the south side, Mexico and Latin A...

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Early Voyages and Travels from Antiquariat Kainbacher

Antiquariat Kainbacher has issued their Katalog X Seefahrten, Weltreisen, seltene Reiseberichte (sea trips, world trips, rare travel reports). It contains numerous accounts of early to old explorat...

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18th-19th Century Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has created their Catalogue 153 of Rare Americana. Offered is a new collection of books, pamphlets, manuscripts and other forms of works on paper pertaining to A...

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Literary Classics from Whitmore Rare Books

Whitmore Rare Books has published their Catalogue 14. Whitmore features literary classics, with quality of condition of primary importance. Most of the books would be described as fiction, though t...

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New Acquisitions from The Veatchs Arts of the Book

The Veatchs Arts of the Book recently published their Catalogue 85. It is shorter than their usual catalogue, but is filled with new acquisitions. They are in the process of drawing their regular i...

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Shapero Rare Books Comes Bearing Gifts

Shapero Rare Books has issued a catalogue titled Bearing Gifts. No, it is not too late to give gifts. It's never too late to give gifts. They will be accepted any time of the year, even if you give...

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A Belated Christmas Catalogue from Peter Harrington

We are slightly late on this, but not by much. Peter Harrington recently produced a catalogue for Christmas 2016. The material isn't particularly Christmasy, so it's fine for January 2017 too. In f...

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The 1531 Maggiolo Planisphere from Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Daniel Crouch Rare Books has created a catalogue for The Vesconte Maggiolo Planisphere of 1531. The extensive presentation discusses the various manuscript maps from this era still extant and place...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.

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