Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2015 Issue

10 New Catalogues Are Reviewed This Month

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10 new catalogues.

Ten new bookseller catalogues are reviewed this month. Two catalogues are filled with unusual yet affordable material for everyone. Peter L. Masi Books has obscure, fascinating items from the 19th and 20th centuries. Marc Selvaggio Books & Ephemera likewise has a wide range of unusual items within the field of Americana. Kaaterskill Books also offers a collection of Americana, practically every topic within the field, from the 18th and 19th centuries. The William Reese Company focuses on travelers and the American scene, while James Cummins Bookseller features exclusively first and other early American editions.

 

Aleph-Bet Books has a new selection of children's books, always a favorite. Patrick McGahern Books has scarce and interesting material from North America, Europe, and Japan. Librairie Thomas-Scheler covers books from science, medicine, travels and more. Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books offers books featuring art and beauty. Shapero Rare Books is focused on cartography.

 

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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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