Rare Book Monthly

Articles - August - 2014 Issue

10 New Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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10 catalogues are reviewed.

This month we review ten new bookseller catalogues. Several are designed for travelers. The George S. MacManus Company and the William Reese Company offer catalogues that feature travel and exploration. Hordern House has a catalogue of early works on the west coast of Australia, which recount ancient voyages to a land still virtually unknown. Yesterday's Muse Books focuses on the coldest of journeys, voyages deep into the polar regions.

 

Speaking of cold, Brian Cassidy Bookseller presents a catalogue of 50 “cool things.” “Cool” is used in a sense different from meteorology here. Staying with the number 50, Peter Harrington offers 50 exceptional items in their 100th catalogue. Shapero Rare Books has selections in natural history that double as art. Forest Books focuses on the book arts. David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books features rare Americana, while John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller presents important signed and inscribed works.

 

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <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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