Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2010 Issue

14 Catalogues Reviewed in Section 2

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New catalogues reviewed this month.


There are 14 new catalogues reviewed in Section 2 this month. Travel is the topic for Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books, while it is travel along with Americana and natural history for Donald Heald Rare Books. Among the places those travels could take you are Alaska, the Arctic and California, as presented by the Argonaut Book Shop, islands, offered by Helen R. Kahn and Associates, or the American West, submitted by Old West Books.

The Raab Collection has some important signed documents. Jeff Weber Rare Books has a collection of items from the "bookseller's cabinet." James Pepper Rare Books regularly offers material related to film, theater, and literature.

Sporting books are available from James Cummins Bookseller. There is inexpensive Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books. B & L Rootenberg Rare Books features science and its development. The Veatchs Arts of the Book, naturally, focuses on the book as art. Kaaterskill Books offers a collection of Latin American and Iberian bibliography, while Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta specializes in classical antiquity.

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  • <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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