Rare Book Monthly Reviews - October - 2019 Issue

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150 Years of American History 1730-1880 from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has issued their 365th catalogue, American Panorama, 150 Years of American History 1730-1880. It contains 150 items, one for each year. As they explained, the catalogue is "comprised of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, prints, maps, and photographs...helping to tell the story of the development of the area that became the United States." Here are a few of these 150 stories.
 
We begin with the first and oldest item in the collection. Item 1 is A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye Continent of North America... by Herman Moll, ...

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Children's Books from Shapero Rare Books

Oh to be young again! Shapero Rare Books is offering a new catalogue of Children's Books. It is filled with familiar names whose books you read once upon a time - Seuss, Milne, Potter (Beatrix, not...

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Voyages & Travel from Maggs Bros.

Maggs Bros. Ltd. has released a catalogue of Voyages & Travel, Catalogue 1503 in their long-running series. These mostly relate to travels of the exploratory type, though we find other "visits"...

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Renaissance Manuals on Perspective and Human Proportion from Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books

Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books has issued a catalogue entitled Perspectives. A Special Collection of Artists' Manuals on Perspective and Human Proportion. Perspective, basically, is the art ...

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Rare Americana from David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued a new catalogue of Rare Americana, their Catalogue 170. The material is similar to other Lesser catalogues, but the individual items are new. Lesse...

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Japanese and Chinese Books, Manuscripts and Scrolls from Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller

Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, has created a catalogue of Japanese & Chinese Books, Manuscripts, and Scrolls. We can add to this that most of these items easily qualify for the label "antiquaria...

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The John Bockstoce Arctic Collection from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books has issued their second catalogue of Books from the Library of John Bockstoce - Part Two. The Arctic. John Bockstoce is an Arctic expert, author of several books, and one who...

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Biblioteca Filipini, a Catalogue Focused on the Philippines, from Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Douglas Stewart Fine Books has published a catalogue of Biblioteca Filipini. This is the first time in many years of writing reviews we have received a catalogue of Philippine books. It is the firs...

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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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