• <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - October - 2017 Issue

The Seattle Rare Book Fair: October 14th and 15th

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Bill Wolfe, left; Louis Collins, recumbnt

Over the weekend of October 14th and 15th in Seattle at the 1962 World’s Fair Grounds the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair will be held as it has been over the past four decades.  The fair throughout its history has reflected the ups and downs of the rare book field, contracting occasionally, selling out in recent years.  Whatever the year brings, this show has and continues to hang out the welcome mat to a changing field that, for decades has been moving from Main Street to the Web and to book fairs such as this event that reflect the new world order supported by databases such as Abebooks and Rare Book Hub.  We know much more about the material anymore but know much less about the dealers to whom we occasionally send 4 and 5 figure checks.  At shows we meet the people on the other side of the counter, can compare their descriptions with their examples, and sometimes negotiate.

 

Robert Rulon-Miller, a long-time exhibitor at this fair calls it “an important event.  I’ve had some wonderful years here.  The truth is you never know what you’ll sell but I always find the buying very good.”

 

The established promoter, Louis Collins, for the past few years has co-produced this event with a thirty-something, Bill Wolfe, who has, over the years become a rare book guy himself.  When I asked Louis about the future he said, “You can call me the present and Bill the future.”

 

So put this event on your calendar.  If you are in the field, have a heartbeat, and are within a few hundred miles we’ll expect to see you there.

 

Days and Hours

 

Saturday, October 14th:  10am-6pm

Sunday, October 15th:  11am-4pm

 

Admission is $5.00 and is good for both days

 

Here is a list of exhibitors:

 

 

Participant Address     Location
Aardvark Books PO Box 5252 Eugene  OR 104
ABAA Pacific NW Chapter  2143 NW Highway 101 Lincoln City  OR  
abebooks.com 655 Tyee Rd, Ste 500 Victoria  BC  
Annette & Larry Hancks Booksellers 4169 Eaton St Kansas City  KS 309
Anthology Booksellers 9405 NE Hancock Dr Portland OR 808
Antiquariat Botanicum 1113 Bridgeview Dr Lynden WA D
Arundel Books 212  1st Ave S Seattle WA 210/209
Asian Steppes 1443 McAllister St San Francisco CA  802
Avant Retro  5855 13th St Sacramento CA 602
B & L Rootenberg Books PO Box 5049 Sherman Oaks  CA 506
B Brown & Associates 3534 Stone Way N Seattle WA 102
Back of Beyond Books 83 N Main Moab UT 207
Barbara Mader Children's Books 4816 95th Ave W University Place  WA  408
Barbarossa Books  5660 NE Tolo Rd Bainbridge Island WA 206
Bauman Rare Books 1608 Walnut St, 19th Floor Philadelphia PA A
Ben Kinmont Bookseller 684 North Main St Sebastopol CA 107
Blakeney Griffin Booksellers LTD 15 Stratton St  London   507
Book Arts Guild 515 N 49th Seattle WA T1
Book Club of Washington PO Box 12314 Seattle WA T3
Books as Issued  Po Box 7176 Petaluma  CA 805
Booktryst  133SE Ford St McMinnville OR 407
Carl Mautz Vintage Photography 329 Bridgeway  Nevada City  CA 509
Carpe Diem Fine Books 245 Pearl St Monterey CA 609
Charles Seluzicki Fine Books 3733 NE 24th Ave Portland OR 103
Chet Ross Rare Books PO Box 200 Southworth WA 302
Columbia Basin Books 7210 Helmick Rd Monmouth OR 404
Cultural Images 8890 NW Ash St Portland OR 706
David Morrison Books  1420-A SE  37th Ave  Portland OR 807
David Spilman Fine Books  PO Box 577 Sebastopol  CA 106
E.C. Rare Books  1455 Crown St North Vancouver BC 504
Easton's Books 701 S 1st St Mount Vernon WA 702
Ed Smith Books 14283 Sunrise Dr NE Bainbridge Island WA E
Edition de Luxe 8050 13th Ave, Ste 206 Portland OR G
Elena Gallego Rare Books PO Box 15486 San Antonio  TX 310
Elk River Books 120  N. Main St  Livingston MT 106
Ephemerania 4825 Mt. Ararat Dr San Diego CA 101
Fairlook Antiques 81 1/2  S Washington St Seattle WA 108
Fantasy Illustrated PO BOX 248 Silvana  WA 401
Garcia-Garst, Booksellers 1516 N Daubenberger Rd Turlock CA 403
Giant Nerd Books  709  N. Monroe St. Spokane  WA 508
Gregor Rare Books  PO Box 1491 Langley WA 510
Horizon Books 1423 10th Ave Seattle WA 809
J. Michaels Books 160 E Broadway Eugene OR 103
James Graham, Bookseller 109 Tesori Dr Palm Desert CA 305
John Howell For Books 5205 1/2 Village Green Los Angeles CA 205
John Michael Lang Fine Books 5416 20th Ave NW Seattle WA 501
John Michael Lang Fine Books Annex  5416 20th Ave NW Seattle  WA 801
John Windle, Antiquarian Bookseller 49 Geary St #233 San Francisco CA B
Johnson Rare Books & Archives 134 N Citrus Ave Covina CA 307
Judith Rafferty Fine Art PO Box 66745  Portland OR 208
Ken Sanders Rare Books 268 South 200 East Salt Lake City UT 303
Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller PO Box 464 Santa Monica CA 502
Live Oak Booksellers 271 Laurel Loop Langley WA 505
Louis Collins Books 13005  3rd Ave NE Seattle WA 605/606
Michael Laird Rare Books PO Box 299 Lockhart TX 406
Michael R. Thompson Rare Books 8242 W 3rd, Ste 230 Los Angeles CA 604
Michael R. Weintraub Inc. 231 West 29th St Suite 1401 NYC NY 405
Mike Maslan Vintage Posters & Photos PO Box 4099 Seattle WA 109/110
Montford Press 3741 33rd Ave SW Seattle WA T2
Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts  1696  SW Montgomery Drive Portland  OR 105
Nat Des Marais Rare Books PO Box 86506 Portland OR 707
Nick Adams & Co. Rare Books PO Box 189266 Sacramento CA F
Nick Aretakis Americana PO Box 4218 Manteca CA 610
Nudelman Rare Books PO Box 25339 Seattle WA 202
Pacific Coast Books 2143 NW Highway 101 Lincoln City OR 701
Peter Harrington, Antiquarian Bookseller 100 Fulham Rd London UK 409/410
Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc. 15 Court Square #101 Boston MA 603
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books 1709 NE 27th St.  Ste G McMinnville OR C/301
Plant & Hutchison Books PO Box 1133 Cedar Ridge CA 304
R.F. Wald 5 Becket St Lake Oswego OR 601
Rare Photo Gallery 1-41 Spadina Rd Toronto  ON 708
Recollection Books 1423 10th Ave Seattle WA 810
Richard Bishop, Bookseller 1235 SE 26th Ave, Apt 7 Portland OR 503
Riverow Bookshop Inc. 187 Front St Owego  NY 607
Rob and June Edwards  PO Box 5469 Salem  OR 601
Robert Dagg Rare Books 3288 21st St #176 San Francisco CA  
Robert Fulgham Booksellers  1352 Mojave St Idaho Falls ID 306
Robert Gavora Fine & Rare Books PO Box 448 Talent OR 603
Rulon-Miller Books 400 Summit Ave St Paul MN 203
Sherburne Antiques 100 E 4th Olympia WA 709/710
Ten Pound Island Book Co. 76 Langsford St Gloucester MA 203
The Book Bin  215 SW 4th St Corvallis OR 806
The Book Lair  8 Twelve Oaks Drive Pleasanton   CA 308
The Cook Book Lady 5768 Robin Hood Dr El Sobrante CA 803
Thorn Books 5721 N. Killdeer Dr Tucson  AZ 402
Triolet Rare Books PO Box 1821 San Luis Obispo CA 307
Twice Sold Tales 1833 Harvard Ave Seattle WA  
Vashon Island Books 22100 Vashon Hwy SW Vashon  WA 804
Walkabout Books 25401  Cabot Rd Laguna Hills CA 204
White Fox Rare Books  974 Cemetery Rd West Windsor  VT H
William James Bookseller 829 Water St Port Townsend WA 608
Woodies Collectibles  1084 Sanders Drive  Moraga  CA 705
Xenophile Bibliopole  5107 S Dayton Place  Kennewick  WA  306
Zephyr Used & Rare Books PO Box 55 Vancouver WA 703/704

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000

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