Rare Book Monthly Reviews - March - 2020 Issue

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American Pamphlets, Broadsides, and More from David M. Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has released their Catalogue 173 of Rare Americana. Mostly pamphlets, broadsides, and other shorter form paper, the items are usually focused on the issues of the day. From the 18th and 19th century, topics are often political or religious, and frequently argumentative. Criticism, constructive and otherwise, is often the focus. A few items actually involve personal disputes, rather than issue-oriented ones. Here are a few of the items in this latest David Lesser catalogue.
 
Politics, then as now, has often been ugly. Here is an example from 182...

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Antiquarian Latin America and More from HS Rare Books

This month we review our first catalogue from HS Rare Books. The title is Selection of Items Presented at the 2020 California Antiquarian Book Fair. HS made a longer journey to get there than most ...

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Illustrated Books from Ursus Rare Books

Ursus Rare Books has issued their Catalogue 347 of Illustrated Books 1540-1993. That's five centuries worth of illustrations that are mostly such as could be considered works of art. Most, at least...

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Baedeker and Other Travel Guides from Shapero Rare Books

This month, Shapero Rare Books takes us on an international trip. The catalogue's title is Baedeker & General Travel Guides. While not as well known in America, the “Baedekers” have...

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Langdon Manor Books Offers Material on the Extraordinary History of Every Day Americans

Langdon Manor Books has released their Catalog 9 of The Extraordinary History of the Every Day. Their specialty is American social movements, American personal narratives, photo albums and outsider...

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The History of Electricity from Antiquariat Kainbacher

Antiquariat Kainbacher has released their Katalog XXII entitled Die Geschichte der Elektrizität Chronologisch aufgestellt von 1600-1850. That translates to “the history of electricity ch...

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Herpotology (Reptiles and Amphibians) from Antiquariaat Schierenberg

This month we review our first catalogue from Antiquariaat Schierenberg, of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is hardly the first Schierenberg catalogue. This is #85 for a firm founded in 1974, after ...

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A Variety of Material from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller

Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller has released their Catalogue 230 – Varia. It is indeed a variety of material, hard to pinpoint other than to say it is mostly very old and European in origin. Ther...

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Photography from Zephyr Used & Rare Books

Zephyr Used & Rare Books has published a catalogue entitled Let There Be Light – Photography. These aren't mostly individual photographs, but large assemblies of them. Many come from busi...

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Items Taken to the California Fair by the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company prepared a list of materials they took to the recent California Antiquarian Book Fair. These lists, not surprisingly, are not targeted to a particular field since all sort...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>[Sutro Baths] / On the Shore of the Pacific Ocean,</i> designer unknown, 1896. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Osvaldo Ballerio, <i>Biscottini e Amaretti Delser,</i> circa 1900. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>Harper’s Weekly,</i> 1896. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Les Parfums de J. Daver Paris,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Jacob Lawrence, <i>Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,</i> 1968. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Lion Noir, Cirage – Crème,</i> 1949. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On,</i> designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Walter L. Greene, <i>Adirondack Mountains / Lake Placid,</i> 1930. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Laura Brey, <i>Enlist / On Which Side of the Window Are You?</i> 1917. $1,500 to $2,000.

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