Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2020 Issue

Thirteen New Catalogues Reviewed to Start the New Year


Thirteen new catalogues.

We start the new year with 13 new catalogues to review. The Great American Cattle Co. offers the works of western/cowboy author and artist Will James. His western tales were based on personal experiences. Even if occasionally embellished, he was the real deal. Boston Rare Maps features what are known as “persuasive” maps. They were less meant to portray geography than to convince you of the mapmaker's point of view.


Pazzo Books offers a cookery for those chefs looking to prepare some old-fashioned dishes. Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller will help you grow produce for those classic recipes with some old-time advice on agriculture and produce. Or, L & T Respess Books can provide the meat and fish with a collection of books on hunting & fishing in the American South.


The William Reese Co. offers a selection of broadsides and broadsheets, those single page posters, hand-outs, and announcements that once conveyed the latest news, along with advertising and other information. John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller has a selection of everyone's favorite type of book – children's books. Patrick McGahern Books focuses on Canadiana, with a little Americana on the side. The Veatchs Arts of the Book features selections from the book arts.


Raptis Rare Books covers a variety of subjects in their latest catalogue. Whitmore Rare Books and Ursus Rare Books each prepared holiday catalogues. Shapero Rare Books issued a collection titled “Present Indicative,” and we will leave it to you to figure out what that means.


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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

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