Rare Book Monthly Reviews - December - 2019 Issue

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The Raab Collection Celebrates 30 Years in the Field with an Outstanding Selection of Autograph Material

The Raab Collection has issued their Catalog 81. This represents a significant milestone for the major autograph dealer – their 30th anniversary in the field. Starting in 1989 as a literal kitchen table business, then known as Steven S. Raab Autographs, their growth was rapid and dramatic. Within a few years, Steven and Susan had quit their day jobs to devote full time to autograph sales. The level of material they handled reached the highest level, names such as Washington, Lincoln, Twain, Churchill, Einstein, and so many more filling their catalogues. Now joined by son and daughter-...

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A Spectacular Catalogue 02 from Mark Funke Bookseller

Mark Funke Bookseller has printed a new catalogue labeled only MF on the cover. We will assume that stands for Mark Funke, because what else could it stand for? On the spine it reads Catalogue 02. ...

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Catalogue No. 8 from Honey & Wax Booksellers

Honey & Wax Booksellers has issued a new catalogue titled, simply, No. 8. Even that title is low key, appearing only on the spine. I think the reason for such a brief title is that a descriptiv...

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Artists' Books, Private Press, Miniatures, History, Literature & More from The Kelmscott Bookshop

The Kelmscott Bookshop has issued their Catalog 17, or long title, Artists' Books & Private Press, Miniature Books, Art & Photography, Literature, History, Plus More! The first section, Art...

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The Civil War from the George S. MacManus Co.

The George S. MacManus Company has released a new catalogue of material related to the Civil War. This internecine conflict is a specialty of MacManus, their collection of books and other printed m...

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Countercultures from Brian Cassidy Bookseller

Brian Cassidy Bookseller has issued Catalogue Sixteen, or Counter-culture(s). That sort of describes the material herein though not all quite fits that appellation. Perhaps unusual or uncommon, may...

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Travel, Exploration, Voyages, and the Arctic from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books has issued a catalogue of Travel, Exploration, Voyages, Arctic. This is not the typical McGahern catalogue, or perhaps we should say, it is only half so. McGahern is a Canadi...

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The American West from Old West Books

Old West Books has published a new catalogue of Rare, Out of Print Books on the American West, specifically, Catalog 49. There is no need to describe what sort of material you can expect from a boo...

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A New Selection of Rare Americana from David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has published a new catalogue of Rare Americana. This is number 171 in their ongoing series. The books, pamphlets, broadsides, cartoons, documents, letters, a...

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43 Books of Fables from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has issued a catalogue of 43 Books of Fables. One usually thinks of books of fables as something for the children, though that only developed over time. Earlier o...

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African-Americana, Civil War, and the South from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books has issued a catalogue of recent acquisitions in the field of African-Americana, Civil War, the South. This is a southern-oriented collection of diverse material. Most of wh...

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India and South East Asia from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has issued a catalogue entitled Land of Splendour. European Travellers in India and South East Asia. As a British bookseller, Shapero would have access to much historic material ...

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Latin Americana from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company's latest catalogue is devoted to Latin Americana. Reese is noted as a premier dealer in Americana, but that usually refers to areas settled primarily by the British. These...

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Scientific and Technological Books from Zephyr Used & Rare Books

Zephyr Used and Rare Books has issued a catalogue entitled Science & Technology. Catalogue From One Collector. While the collector is not identified, Zephyr notes he is “a former U.S. Nav...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.

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