Rare Book Monthly

Articles - June - 2012 Issue

Sixteen New Catalogues Up for Review

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New catalogues reviewed.

For June, we have 16 new catalogues up for review. M & S Rare Books has a selection of early American works. The William Reese Company focuses on American manuscripts, while David Lesser Antiquarian Books offers rare Americana. The George S. Macmanus Company hones in on America's greatest tragedy – the Civil War.

Shifting geographically to the south, Plaza Books presents a selection of material relating to Latin America. Alternatively, you could head north to find Bjarne Tokerud, Bookseller's catalogue of Canadian and Arctic material. Heading east or west, you will hit water, the source of material for Ten Pound Island Book Company's maritime works. Or, you could just travel anywhere around the world, the subject for Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books' catalogue of travel and exploration.

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books presents a collection of works from the Ashendene Press. Whitmore Rare Books offers literary firsts and other notable editions. Martayan Lan has antique maps and plans available. Aleph-Bet Books has another 600 children's and illustrated books to offer. Shapero Rare Books offers a collection of 50 fine books, while Donald Heald Rare Books has many exceptional books and manuscripts. Samuel Gedge Ltd. Rare Books offers a variety of antiquarian material, while Sotheran's presents a miscellany.

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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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