Rare Book Monthly

Articles - March - 2016 Issue

Fifteen New Catalogues Reviewed This Month

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This month we have 15 new catalogues to review. The George S. MacManus Company offers a catalogue of travels and exploration, with an American tilt. Hordern House features early travels and voyages mainly in the Pacific, taking them from Asia to the west coast of America. Douglas Stewart Fine Books has travels, along with art and a spectacular collection of early Peruvian material.

 

Speaking or art, Librairie Michel Bouvier features books notable for their artwork. John Windle Bookseller has a selection of works from William Blake, along with many other excellent books. Lorne Bair Rare Books has graphic arts from radical movements. The William Reese Company offers a selection of artwork with connections to books.

 

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Manuscripts has books, manuscripts, and single leaves to offer. Peter Harrington presents 50 exceptional books and manuscripts. Librarie Thomas-Scheler features an excellent selection of antiquarian European books. Sotheran's is celebrating 200 years in London with 16 very special books.

 

L & T Respess books offers a selection of Americana. Gene W. Baade Books on the West has material related to the American West. The Brick Row Bookshop features literature, poetry and more. Aleph-Bet Books has over 500 items once for the children, now for adults.

 

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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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