Rare Book Monthly Reviews - July - 2020 Issue


Paper, Ink, Engraving, Printing, Typography, Bookbinding from Susanne Schulz-Falster Rare Books

Susanne Schulz-Falster Rare Books has issued a new catalogue in what is generally referred to as “books about books” or the book arts. The title is Paper, Ink, Engraving, Printing, Typography, Bookbinding. Some are recent artistic creations; others from times long ago. There are numerous sample catalogues from those offering their wares to those who created books. Susanne Schulz-Falster hails from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK, perhaps not as well-known internationally as the American Woodstock but way, way older. Not surprisingly, much of the material is British in origi...


The Latest Selection from Old West Books

“May not be the best time to be putting out a catalog, but sitting around and waiting until things returned to normal seemed less appealing.” So does Tim Phelps introduce his latest Old...

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Natural History from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company recently published a catalogue of Natural History. They note that this is their first natural history catalogue since April 2005. Many of these are early color plate books...

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A Rose City Virtual Fair Catalogue from Zephyr Used & Rare Books

Zephyr Used & Rare Books recently issued Rose City Virtual Book Fair: A Catalogue.The book fair may have been virtual, but the catalogue is real, a printed piece you can touch and hold. The Ros...

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  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.

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