• <b><center>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books, Autographs & Manuscripts<br>11th-12th of October 2022
    <b>Gonnelli Oct. 11th:</b> Alfieri Vittorio, <i>Vita [...] scritta da esso,</i> 1968. Starting Price: €900,00.
    <b>Gonnelli Oct. 11th:</b> Collection of 25 albumin photographs depicting Italian, French and Swiss places. Late 19th century.
    <b>Gonnelli Oct. 11th:</b> Brandolini D’Adda Brandolino, Duale. <i>Poesia [...] e incisioni di Sandro Martini,</i> 1976.
    <b>Gonnelli Oct. 11th:</b> Alighieri Dante, <i>La divina commedia di Dante</i> edizione illustrata da 30 fotografie tolte da disegni di Scaramuzza, 1879. Starting Price: €500,00.
    Gonnelli Oct. 12th: Cervantes Saavedra Miguel (de), <i>El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Nueva edicion corregida por la Real Academia Española, 1780. Starting price: €12.000,00.
    <b>Gonnelli Oct. 11th:</b> Collodi Carlo, <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> 1883. Starting price: €6.000,00.
    <b>Gonnelli Oct. 11th:</b> Wilde Oscar, <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray [...]</i> with original images & notes on the text by Jim Dine, 1968. Starting price: €1.500,00
    <b>Gonnelli Oct. 11th:</b> The smallest tarot cards in the world. 21st century.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter<br>October 12th<br>Printed Books, Stamps & Documents, Maps, Travel & Exploration
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Hottot (Robert). <i>French explorer and collector.</i> An original illustrated manuscript diary by Hottot of his expedition along the Congo River to Lake Chad, 1908-1909, £700-1,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Japan. Ino Tadataka (after), Kokugun Zenzu (Complete Atlas of Japan), 2 volumes, circa 1838, £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Khatib al-Tibrizi (Muhammad b. 'Abd Allah). <i>Mishcat-ul-masabih</i> or a collection of the most authentic traditions, regarding the actions and sayings of Muhammed; 2 volumes, Calcutta, 1809-1810, £1,500-2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter<br>October 12th<br>Printed Books, Stamps & Documents, Maps, Travel & Exploration
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Roberts (David). <i>The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia,</i> 1st quarto edition, 6 volumes in 3, London: Day & Son, 1855-56, £2,000-3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Tocqueville (Alexis de). <i>De la Démocratie en Amérique,</i> volumes 1 & 2 (of 4), 1st edition, Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1835, £2,000-3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Torquemada (Juan de). <i>Primera[-tercera] parte de los veinte i un libros rituales i monarchia Indiana,</i> 3 volumes, 2nd edition, Madrid: Nicolas Rodriguez Franco, 1723, £2,000-3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter<br>October 12th<br>Printed Books, Stamps & Documents, Maps, Travel & Exploration
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Donovan (Edward). <i>The Natural History of British Insects,</i> 16 volumes bound in 8, London: F and C Rivington, 1793-1813, £1,500-2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Fuchs (Leonhart). <i>New Kreüterbuch,</i> 1st edition in German, Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1543, £7,000-10,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Spain & Portugal. Ptolemy (Claudius), <i>Secunda Europe Tabula,</i> Rome [1478 - 1509], £1,000-2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter<br>October 12th<br>Printed Books, Stamps & Documents, Maps, Travel & Exploration
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> World. Gill (Macdonald), <i>La Carta del Atlantico,</i> George Philip & Son Ltd in collaboration with the Time and Tide Publishing Company Ltd, circa 1943, £1,500-2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Vinegar Bible [English]. <i>The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New,</i> Oxford: John Baskett, 1717/1716, £700-1,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, Oct. 12:</b> Mill (John Stuart). <i>The Subjection of Women,</i> 1st edition, presentation copy, London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869, £700-1,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - May - 2021 Issue

Guest writer, Maureen E. Mulvihill, brings our attention to an important publication event in Irish Studies.


In her newest essay for Rare Book Hub, guest writer Maureen E. Mulvihill discusses history-writing and the new Cambridge History of Ireland, 4 volumes, some 100 contributors. Do you spot a familiar face in this happy Dublin photograph? The foreground includes the volume editors, along with Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. In the background are several project contributors. A joyful gathering of Irish talent and stewardship!


Click here to read this article.

Posted On: 2021-05-01 15:26
User Name: mairin

Posting for Sean O'S., Boston
(via Skype):

Enjoyed, admired this. Good information, especially
in the notes. Like the energy here, the dedication.
A crafted piece, good writing, graceful management of
a big complex subject. Liked the entire design and the graphics.
Glad you mentioned the important Flight of the Earls (I know
McCavitt's book, heard him at the LC, he 'owns' the subject).
I'll be using this essay in my survey class this summer. Maureen,
let me know any time you're in Boston. Thanks, RBH, for posting
this Comment. Impressive work, as usual, Dr M.
Best Irish regards from Sean O'S., Boston.

Posted On: 2021-05-02 01:23
User Name: mairin

Posting for Esther (Essie) Schaefer,
Collector; Tel Aviv / NYC.

Magic. Pure Mulvihill Magic.
Thanks, Maureen, for sending news of this
interesting essay. Lovely work, and I learned much.
I'll be attending some events at NYPL and Grolier
this autumn, please try to be around (are you still in
Brooklyn?). Be well, all, and my thanks to Rare Book Hub,
Esther Schaefer, Tel Aviv / NYC.

Posted On: 2021-05-02 01:45
User Name: mairin

Posting for Daniel R. Harris,
Multimedia Artist. Sarasota, FL.

Best check all the links, a few don't work on my computer.
And you get into sensitive territory when you say the "new Irish"
(the so-called Irish Ascendancy) were "unwelcome then, unwelcome now."
That may be the case, even yet, but I winced a bit reading that;
you might get some pushback. Otherwise, a real pro job, tasteful,
and an obvious example of the visual power and creative capabilities
of the digital medium in your line of work. DRH, Sarasota, FL.

Posted On: 2021-05-02 10:34
User Name: torrentius69

Nice and concise review for what looks like a monumental achievement here!

Posted On: 2021-05-03 04:30
User Name: mairin

Posting for Professor & Writer, C. Griffin, Brooklyn.
Hi, Maureen. Just read your review of the new history of Ireland volumes.
Terrific! So fluent, concise and on point! The work sounds really impressive.
Equally impressive to me was the familiarity you displayed with all the previous
work that had been done in the field. The fact that you could vouch for the
reputations of all the historians and editors involved was compelling, especially
in your informative endnotes. "Mulvihill Magic" is what one of your commentors
called your review. Well, it was certainly magic for me. I shall keep it as a model of book-reviewing practice. Thank you so much for sharing it with me. It was
such a pleasure to read! You turn scholarship into an art -- reading your review was
almost like reading a poem.

Be safe, be well, keep in touch, C. Griffin / Brooklyn.

Posted On: 2021-05-07 19:13
User Name: mairin

Posting for Dr Linkin (New Mexico State University),
Respected scholar on Mary Tighe of County Wicklow, IR.
Thank you for posting this great review, so informative and well written (as always). You manage to cover so much ground. I can't wait to read the book. All best to you,

Dr. Harriet Kramer Linkin
Emerita Distinguished Professor
Department of English
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Posted On: 2021-05-08 00:38
User Name: samcahill

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of an important scholarly production. Ireland celebrated an important anniversary in 2016, but the full context of that anniversary requires a deep study of history. I appreciate CUP for the undertaking and for the editors' choice, as you point out, to organize the volumes chronologically within topical volumes. This set of volumes promises to be a cornerstone of any library of interdisciplinary Irish studies. Thank you, Maureen Mulvihill for your deeply informed evaluation!

Samara Anne Cahill, PhD.
Blinn College, Bryan, TX.
Journal Editor, Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment
Recent Book: Intelligent Souls? Feminist Orientalism in 18th-Century English Literature.

Posted On: 2021-05-08 15:40
User Name: cdvbks

Dr. Mulvihill's essay is a most informative scholarly description of a monumental four volume historical publishing enterprise. Her objective critique skillfully summarizes the goals and methodology undertaken by a cast of respected scholars to condense and present 1500 years of Irish history in an orderly manner. I raise a glass to her and the many contributing scholars of this latest major historical work. Slainte !
(Mr.) Carmen D. Valentino
Antiquarian Bookseller

Posted On: 2021-05-09 21:35
User Name: mairin

Posting for Margaret Stetz, Carter Professor of Women's Stds., University of Delaware.

Dear Maureen,
I finally caught up with some things I'd waited to read, including the marvelously engaging review you wrote of The Cambridge History of Ireland. Really, it's a model of what book reviews should do: not merely judge, but inform and delight.
There's such a lively rhythm throughout--almost like dancing. It is a treat to find prose, too, that avoids the clichés of the moment. (You speak, for instance, of "deep delving," but not, thank goodness, of "deep diving." If I hear or see the latter one more time, I will start yelping.) Because you were not bored, and because you spoke to the reader in a way that precludes becoming bored, I found myself interested in something I wouldn't ordinarily have found interesting and being sorry when the review ended. That is certainly any book reviewer's definition of success.
As I have an invited review to write in the next two days for Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, this came at just the right time and will inspire me, though I certainly won't try to emulate your distinctive voice.
Thank you for alerting me to this newest credit of yours.

Posted On: 2021-05-28 04:40
User Name: mairin

Posting for George Haborak, Writer, Sarasota, Florida. Member, Christopher Marlowe Society, UK. Guest Speaker, " 'Kit' Marlowe and the Shakespeare Authorship Debate," Florida Bibliophile Society, Sept. 15, 2013, with Marlowe portrait.

Dr. Mulvihill has provided an excellent review of The Cambridge History of Ireland, Volume II, and her review's several endnotes are wonderfully informative. And the entire piece is beautifully designed. She covers this one volume in a set of four with a strong personal viewpoint that will prompt scholars to turn to the complete set for further research and a fully examined history of Ireland. Mulvihill shows a clear insight into the use of modern technology and the services it now offers to historians and students alike. With her own Celtic heritage and passion for Ireland and Irish writers, she presents persuasive observation and analysis that will provide a boost to the scholarly work that went into the production of this monumental four-volume history. Her approach as a reviewer is refreshing and creative; it also underpins, validates, and praises this impressive achievement. Well done, all!

Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>October 13, 2022</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 109. Miguel de Cervantes. <i>The History of Don-Quichote. The first parte.</i> London: William Stansby for Edward Blount, 1620. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 43. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. <i>Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.</i> Washington: The White House, Christmastide, 1942. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 113. Charles Darwin. A collection of 26 titles including <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 210. Philip Guston. Important correspondence between Philip Guston and Ralph and Martha Hyams. New York, 1967-76. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 26. John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. Signed guest book and original photos from the May 19, 1962 reception. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>October 13, 2022</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 194. J.R.R. Tolkien. <i>The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.</i> London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-1954-1955. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 164. Max Beerbohm. Autograph Manuscript for The Happy Hypocrite, circa 1896. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 158. Mark Twain. <i>The Writings.</i> Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1899-1907. The Autograph Edition. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 150. Lady Dilke. <i>French Painters of the XVIIIth Century.</i> London: George Bell, 1899. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 200. Ludwig Bemelmans. Original sketch of Madeline, ink and gouache. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1937. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION PRINTED IN ENGLAND. $50,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [SHACKLETON, Ernest]. –– BROWNING, Robert. <i>Poetical Works of…</i> London: Smith and Elder, 1906. PRESENTED TO SHACKLETON AND THE OFFICERS OF THE NIMROD BY A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870]. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> ARISTOTLE. Opera, in Greek, parts one and two only: Organon and Natural Philosophy I. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495–February 1498. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> COOK, James, Capt. [Collected Voyages]. First and Second Voyages: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773, 1777; Third Voyage: London: H. Hughes for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”). <i>The Writings of…</i> Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899–1900. $12,000 to $16,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Poems of…</i> Edited by Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: William Morris for the Kelmscott Press, 1893. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> LONDON, Jack. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY LONDON. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947). <i>The Winged Beetle.</i> London: privately printed, 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> WILDE, Oscar (“C.3.3.”). <i>The Ballad of Reading Gaol.</i> London: Leonard Smithers, January 1898. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> DRYDEN, John. <i>Fables Ancient and Modern; translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with original poems.</i> London: John Tonson, 1700. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [MAP]. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van. <i>Delineatio Orarum Maritimarum…</i> London: John Wolfe, 1598. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Early Printed Books<br>October 13, 2022
    <b>Swann October 13:</b> Miguel de Cervantes, <i>The History of Don-Quichote (Quixote), The First & Second Part,</i> London, 1620. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Swann October 13:</b> Jacques Lagniet, <i>Recueil des Plus Illustres Proverbes, Divisés en Trois Livre,</i> first edition, Paris, 1657-63. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann October 13:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,</i> fourth folio, London, 1685. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Swann October 13:</b> Ramon Llull, <i>Liber de Ascensu et Decensu Intellectus,</i> first edition, Valencia, 1512. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann October 13:</b> Geoffrey Chaucer, <i>The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed,</i> London, 1542. $30,000 to $50,000.

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