Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2015 Issue

Fourteen New Catalogues Reviewed This Month


Fourteen new catalogues reviewed this month.

We begin the new year with 14 new booksellers' catalogues to review. Whitmore Rare Books has created a catalogue of major literary works. The Kelmscott Bookshop features fine presses and 19th century history and literature. The William Reese Company has collected personal accounts of historic times.


David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has a new selection of historical Americana. Joe Rubinfine features autographed historical Americana. Old West Books and Gene W. Baade Books On The West focus on Western Americana. Moving to the other side of the globe, the Antiquariaat Forum has a large selection of material from or pertaining to the Islamic World.


Martayan Lan presents a collection of city plans and views. Lorne Bair Rare Books targets radicalism and social movements. Yesterday's Muse Books offers a selection of old medical books filled with interesting remedies for illnesses you don't want to try. Schulson Autographs has signed documents and images from both sides of the Atlantic. Samuel Gedge Ltd. Rare Books offers some very old books and ephemera. James Cummins Bookseller has a variety of material, including a large selection of fine bindings and works by Winston Churchill.


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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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