Rare Book Monthly

Articles - June - 2013 Issue

Twelve New Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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Twelve new catalogues reviewed this month.

This month we review 12 new catalogues from booksellers. Ken Lopez Bookseller offers a selection of modern literature and some ephemeral items. Raptis Rare Books also has a selection of literature along with history and more. Whitmore Rare Books presents literary first editions and other outstanding books.

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has a “post-fair” list with a little of everything. J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians focuses specifically on material related to older music. The Veatchs Arts of the Book target the book arts, while Aleph-Bet Books specializes in children's and illustrated books. B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts presents science, medicine, natural history and early printing.

The William Reese Company is focused on 18th century North America. Yesterday's Muse has items related to America's Civil War, mostly from the Confederate perspective. David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books presents a selection of rare Americana, while the Antiquariatt Forum, together with Asher Rare Books, offers material related to South and Central America.

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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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