Rare Book Monthly Reviews - June - 2019 Issue

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Recent Acquisitions in Americana from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has issued a catalogue of Recent Acquisitions in Americana. The acquisitions are recent, the material is not. Most items are from the 18th and 19th century. Many are of major importance, including some of the important texts regarding America's natives. Much could be considered political in nature as it pertains to the evolution of the country's governing institutions. Some is filled with enough invective to match (almost) today's politics. America's history was never dull. Here are a few selections.
 
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First Books from Librairie Clavreuil

Librairie Clavreuil of Paris has issued a catalogue entitled Leur Premier Livre. That translates to "Their First Book," and it refers to the authors not the owners. It is a collection of mostly fir...

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A Polar Catalogue from Aquila Books

Aquila Books has issued a Polar Catalogue Spring 2019. Even the poles have springtime, though it is not a time for shirtsleeves or filling the pool. However, the title more likely refers to spring ...

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Something for Everyone - A Miscellany from Forest Books

Forest Books has issued a catalogue with the short title of Miscellany Eleven. Now for the long title, which tells you in great detail what you will find. Here we go: Catalogue of Rare and Curious ...

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Top of the Line Books from Whitmore Rare Books

Whitmore Rare Books has published their Catalogue 19. You will find it a mix, many novels, scientific works, children's books, theology, ancient philosophy and more. Most items are books, with an o...

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A Summer Catalogue from Zinos Books

Zinos Books has issued their 2019 Summer Catalog of rare and antiquarian books. This contains primarily European material, although America sticks its head up on occasion. There are many works in L...

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California and the West from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has issued his 15th Short List, this one entitled Books and Artworks on California and the West. This material depicts the Golden State from a different time, bef...

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Recent Acquisitions from the Veatchs Arts of the Book

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has released their Catalogue 91 of Recent Acquisitions. It is filled with examples of books as art, art in books, and all the steps involved in turning trees (occasiona...

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Australia and the Pacific Region from Hordern House

Hordern House has issued a new catalogue that is lacking a title, but not much else. It is a fully illustrated, well-described collection of material that will appeal to collectors at a high level....

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Rare Americana from David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued a new selection of Rare Americana. Catalogue 168. It contain many selections of Americana, mainly from the time of the Revolution to Reconstruction...

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North Carolina from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books recently released their List 319: North Carolina. Not much more is needed to describe the collection. That already targets what is to be found quite specifically. A few thin...

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Art Theory & Technique from Ursus Rare Books

Ursus Rare Books has published their Catalogue 344, Art Theory & Technique. It is divided into four sections, I Model Books & Artistic Instruction, II Colour Theory, III Architecture & ...

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Judaica from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has issued a catalogue entitled Mishloach Manot. If you understand the meaning of that title, you are likely a collector of the material found within. This is a collection of Jud...

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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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