Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2019 Issue

Fourteen New Catalogues Reviewed This Month


14 new catalogues.

For December we review 14 new bookseller catalogues. The Raab Collection celebrates 30 years in the field with a selection of important autograph material. Mark Funke Bookseller offers a spectacular catalogue, devoting 143 pages to 25 special items. Honey & Wax Booksellers presents a variety of fascinating books and related items.


David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has a new catalogue of rare Americana. Old West Books focuses on western Americana. L&T Respess Books presents a selection of African-Americana, the Civil War and the South. The George S. MacManus Company focuses entirely on the Civil War.


The William Reese Company heads south of the border for a catalogue of Latin Americana. Shapero Rare Books heads east to India and South East Asia. Patrick McGahern Books takes us on travels and explorations all over the globe, with a notable selection from the Arctic.


The Kelmscott Bookshop features artists' books, private press, miniature books, art & photography, literature, history, and more. Brian Cassidy Bookseller is focused on the counterculture and similar material. John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offers 43 books of fables. Zephyr Used & Rare Books features scientific and technological books.


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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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