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AE Monthly:  Interesting eCatalogues in Section III

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Twenty-five Autographs, Drawings, Manuscripts, Printed Books and Views from Antiquariaat Forum

This month Section III of AE Monthly includes 16 presentations from dealers in North and South America, Europe and Australia.  These catalogues neatly fit between the world that was, the printed catalogue, and the world that will be – fully interactive illustrated color presentations immediately accessible anywhere in the world.

Among the catalogues this month are six recent releases from the William Reese Company

Catalogue 293:  Literary Miscellany:  The Secular and the Sacred

Bulletin 26:  American Views

Catalogue Two Hundred and Ninety Two:  96 American Manuscripts

Catalogue Two Hundred and Ninety-One:  The United States Navy

Bulletin 25:  Broadsides

Catalogue Two Hundred Ninety:  The American Revolution 1765 – 1783

From ten other dealers –

Cameran Treleaven Aquila Books:  Charles Van Sandwyck Books and other Things

Michael Buehler Recent Acquisitions:  Fourteen Appealing Possibilities

Maria Hoogma Fragmenta Selecta Catalogues 111:  Rare and Scholarly Books on Epigraphy, Papyrology & Palaeography

Gustavo Breitfeld      South America:  A Selection of scarce imprints mostly from small provincial presses

Claudia Schulson       New Arrivals:  Forty Possibilities

Darren Keyes            London International Antiquarian Book Fair Exhibition List:  Short title catalogue of books on exhibit

Laurens Hesselink     Catalogue III:  Twenty-five Autographs, Drawings, Manuscripts, Printed Books and Views

Simon Beattie            English books and music before 1800:  Some recent acquisitions

Darren Keys              Hordern House March Acquisitions:  March 2012

Cameron Treleaven  Aquila Books Winter 2012:  Rare Polar Books and Ephemera

The world every day becomes an increasingly electronic place.  We talk by video-phone for free with people around the world.  We pay our household bills increasingly without using a postage stamp.  We run our businesses and plan our days using programs that only a few years ago did not exist.  So its not surprising we are also issuing and receiving electronic catalogues.  The world changes and these dealers are changing with it.  These presentations are all worth a thorough reading.

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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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