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Articles - September - 2013 Issue

Two New Catalogues Reviewed for the End of Summer

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New catalogues from Peter Harrington and John Windle.

The dog days of summer are obviously not the best of times for mailing new catalogues. Everyone is holding on to the last days of summer, enjoying their final vacations, before the fall onslaught of heavy work schedules, returning to school, and even preparing for the oncoming holiday season, which arrives earlier each year. Soon enough, the mailman will be bringing catalogues to our door, thankful that someone still appreciates their old technology delivery service. During August, however, only two book catalogues made their way to us. Fortunately, they were two good catalogues. One is another of those special presentations from Peter Harrington of London. Harrington catalogues usually have something for everyone, so no one needs feel left out. The other is a selection of fine and unusual bindings from John Windle Antiquarian Booksellers. These are books as works of art.

 

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

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