Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2016 Issue

11 New Catalogues Reviewed This Month


New catalogues.

For November we review 11 new bookseller catalogues. This month's selection has an international flavor, reflective of the fact that the internet has broken down national borders when it comes to the book trade. You can readily buy and sell anywhere, and shipping around the world is no longer a barrier either.


English bookseller Peter Harrington offers a collection of 60 special rare books and manuscripts. Daniel Crouch Rare Books, also of Britain (but now opening a New York gallery), has a spectacular selection of cartology. From Scotland, William Cowan Bookseller offers a catalogue of Irish first editions.


Turning to continental Europe, Swiss bookseller Erasmushaus has a selection of rare and mostly antiquarian books. Austrian shop Antiquariat Kainbacher features travel and ethnology. Heading to that continent on the other side of the world, Australian bookseller Hordern House features Pacific voyages and Australiana.


America is represented by five booksellers. The William Reese Company is focused on the Federal Era, the time from 1783-1803. Walkabout Books features Americana, exploration, travel & tourism. From the Kelmscott Bookshop we find artists' books, private press, art, literature, first editions & more. Lorne Bair Rare Books presents its 25th catalogue of radical, occasionally moderate material on social movements. The Brick Row Bookshop offers a miscellany of distinctive works.


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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>[Sutro Baths] / On the Shore of the Pacific Ocean,</i> designer unknown, 1896. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Osvaldo Ballerio, <i>Biscottini e Amaretti Delser,</i> circa 1900. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>Harper’s Weekly,</i> 1896. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Les Parfums de J. Daver Paris,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Jacob Lawrence, <i>Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,</i> 1968. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Lion Noir, Cirage – Crème,</i> 1949. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On,</i> designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Walter L. Greene, <i>Adirondack Mountains / Lake Placid,</i> 1930. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Laura Brey, <i>Enlist / On Which Side of the Window Are You?</i> 1917. $1,500 to $2,000.

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