Rare Book Monthly Reviews - July - 2017 Issue

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Obscure Paper and Books from Long Ago Offered by Samuel Gedge, Ltd.

Samuel Gedge Ltd. has issued their Catalogue XXIV. There is no further title nor description and I think I understand why. These items are very hard to describe. There are many centuries-old documents and ephemeral items that make you wonder how did this piece ever survive? Papers representing business and personal transactions, rules, personal notes, posters, items rare if not unique when they were first created so long ago. Gedge has somehow managed to find them. That is not to say there are no books here. Gedge also has some 18th and 19th century novels, books long forgotten but appealin...

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The American Revolution from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has released their 345th catalogue, The American Revolution. The time period covered runs from the 1760's, notably with the Stamp Act of 1765 which ticked off the colonist...

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The Southwest, North and South of the Border, from Almagre Books

Almagre Books has issued a catalogue of New Mexico and the Southwest, Texas and California, Mexico and Latin America. The subheading notes that it contains "books, pamphlets, broadsides, manuscript...

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Back to the Cradle (Africa) from Shapero Rare Books

The real cradle of civilization is not the Tigris and Euphrates valley, as there were human civilizations long before that. To find the first, we need to go to Africa, from whence humans came and w...

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Easter Island (Rapa Nui) from Kainbacher Rare Books

Kainbacher Rare Books has issued their Catalogue XII, Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Osterinsel. Those are all names for the same place, the Pacific Island now part of Chile over 1,000 miles from anywher...

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Important Signed Documents from the Raab Collection

The Raab Collection has released their Catalog 80 of autographed documents. This is absolutely top of the line material when it comes to autograph collecting. Not only is every person who signed th...

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Women, African Americana, and Other Items Odd and Wondrous from Langdon Manor Books

Langdon Manor Books has issued their Catalog 2, Women, African Americana, and Other Items Odd and Wondrous. Langdon Manor describes their specialty as "the extraordinary history of the every day." ...

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Michael Peich & the Aralia Press from Oak Knoll Books

Oak Knoll Books has published their Special Catalogue 29 Michael Peich & the Aralia Press. The Aralia Press is a private, fine press operated by Mr. Peich in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Founded...

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The Book Arts from The Veatchs Arts of the Book

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has issued their Catalogue 86 Spring 2017. Offered is a new selection from the book arts, including private press works, notable artwork and design, fine bindings, and ...

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Science, Medicine, and Natural History from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller

Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller has published a catalogue of Recent Acquisitions in Science, Medicine, and Natural History. The acquisitions are recent, the books not. These are mostly very old books, ...

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A Summer Miscellany from The Brick Row Book Shop

The Brick Row Book Shop has issued their Miscellany Seventy-Four: Recent Acquisitions (with a few exceptions) for Summer 2017. There's not much you can say to describe a "miscellany" beyond all tha...

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Australian and Pacific Discovery from Hordern House

Hordern House has issued a new catalogue, and since it has no title, we will just say it is their latest. It is a thick catalogue though containing only 52 items. Obviously, each one is thoroughly ...

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Rare Americana from David M. Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has released a new catalogue of Rare American, number 156 in their ongoing series. It follows the usual mold, some books, but more ephemeral sorts of paper, s...

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The Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books Offer a Spring Catalogue

The Antiquariaat Forum and Asher Rare Books have offered their Spring Catalogue 2017. The selection is varied, with the common element being the material easily qualifies for being antiquarian. Any...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

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