Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2018 Issue

An Old Friend: calling it a day

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James and Lana Servies, partners in Florida history

Pensacola.  King & Queen Books has begun their going out of business sale.   Long an active used and rare book dealer in west Florida, the surviving wife and partner of James Servies, Lana, is closing their shop.  She has, at this point, about 6,000 books and miscellany, none of which are catalogued.  The only way to know what she has is to call and such calls are welcomed. 

 

In addition to this inventory they also have some sets of Servies’ Bibliography of Florida, a master work that documents in date order beginning with No. 1 Waldseemuller’s Cosmographiae dated 1507 all notations and references to Florida and runs into, in the fourth volume, to the 20th century, a painstaking effort to map the sequence of publications.

 

Of this important set they have more than one hundred sets available.

Published between 1993 and 2001 these sets are the gold standard for collectors of early Florida.

 

Here is the sale announcement:

 

 

Clearing out a 40+ year accumulation of stock!

 

Books 50% off!

 

6,000+ books, pamphlets, and ephemera

Heavy on Americana, especially Florida and Southern Americana

Small selection of reference books for booksellers and maps

 

Special Collection

 

John F. Kennedy collection (collected circa 1972-1979)

About 1300 titles, in addition to over 230 documents and 500 journal articles

$10,000 or best offer for JFK collection

 

Equipment

 

Shelving: 8 units (each 94.5"w x 73.5"h) of 3 sections of 6 shelves (30"w x 9"d) -- $150.00 each

    2 units (59.5"w x 84"h) of 2 sections of 7 shelves (28.5"w x 9"d) -- $45.00 each

    2 units (54"w x 84"h) of 2 sections of 7 shelves (27"w x 7"d) -- $45.00 each

    1 unit (54"w x 81.5"h) of 2 sections of 7 shelves (25"w x 7.5"d) -- $45.00

    2 units (58"w x 84"h) of 2 sections of 7 shelves (28"w x 9"d) -- $45.00 each

 

5 drawer (each 1 3/4"d) metal map case (40"w x 22"h x 29"d); includes top and 6" base -- $200.00

Custom-made storage unit for top of map case -- $100.00

 

 

Please make an appointment in advance

 

 I am located within 1 mile south of I-10 at exit 13, near several motels

Address provided with appointment

 

 

Lana Servies

King & Queen Books

P.O. Box 10594

Pensacola, FL 32524-0594

kqbooks@cox.net 

(850) 477-6811   8am-9pm CDT


Posted On: 2018-04-09 22:14
User Name: berry

PLEASE CALL WHEN YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY. THANKS

BERRY BOWMAN 479 466 8864


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  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
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    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
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    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
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    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.

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