Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2015 Issue

18 New Catalogues Reviewed This Month


This month we review 18 new catalogues, just in time for the holiday season. There is a wide variety of subjects, truly something for everyone. Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books offers stories of seven courageous and adventurous women. Honey & Wax Booksellers has new acquisitions. Douglas Stewart Fine Books of Australia offers books and documents from virtually the entire era of printing, 1459-2012. Daniel Crouch Rare Books presents 50 cartographic masterpieces.


The Pages of Yesteryear has celebrated its 50th birthday... plus 1. James Tait Goodrich Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts offers some medical books and devices you don't want to try. Forest Books has items from Anthony Hobson's library. Peter Harrington features economics, politics, and philosophy. David Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books focuses on 18th and 19th century Americana. The Lawbook Exchange targets English law 1501-1877.


The William Reese Company offers a selection of significant manuscripts. Sevin Saydi Rare Books is focused on classical antiquity, and times thereafter. Shapero Rare Books has a catalogue on travel. Erasmushaus has a variety of pre-1800 books. James Cummins Bookseller features books, documents, photographs, and archives. Jonathan Hill Bookseller offers older books, many scholarly or books about books. William Cowan Bookseller features modern Scottish first editions. August Laube Books & Art offers prints and art, along with a few books.


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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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