Rare Book Monthly Reviews - October - 2018 Issue

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A Wide Variety of Material from Riverrun Books

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts recently published their Catalogue 4. What sort of material does it contain? The list is too long to write. So, we will let Riverrun tell us what is inside. Just click on the image of the catalogue to the left. That way the cover will be displayed large enough to read what is on it. It is a list of the numerous subjects covered herein. It's as wide as a river. Now, with that explained, we can proceed to some examples of just a few of those subjects included.
 
We begin with a man who was well ahead of his time when it came to advocating for women's ri...

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The J. Fenwick Lansdowne Bird Book Collection from Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller

Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller has published a catalogue of The Bird Book Collection of J. Fenwick Lansdowne. Though born in Hong Kong, Lansdowne spent his entire life past the age of three living in Vi...

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Eclectica from Zephyr Used & Rare Books

Zephyr Used & Rare Books has issued their Fall Book Fair Catalogue. Immediate impressions to the contrary, the title is not "The Car Card." We will get to that in a moment. The title is Eclecti...

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Children's and Illustrated Books from Aleph-Bet Books

Aleph-Bet Books has issued their 117th catalogue of Children's Books & Illustrated Books. Almost all qualify as both, but there is an occasional title not entirely for the kids. Still, there mu...

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A New Selection from The Veatchs Arts of the Book

The Veatchs Arts of the Book has issued their Catalogue 89. Since their name gives away what sort of material you can expect to find in the catalogue, we will get straight to some examples. The mat...

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Custer and the West from Old West Books

Old West Books has released their Catalog 45 of Rare, Out of Print Books on the American West. They have succinctly described it as "Mainly a Custer and western military theme with a few rare title...

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Canadiana (and more) from Patrick McGahern Books

Patrick McGahern Books is offering The Hale Collection of Canadiana. Early Travel and History on Canada and the Arctic. That title is overly limiting as we found a few items that seem to stick to t...

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Travels and Exploration from Hordern House

Hordern House has issued a new, though untitled catalogue. The Australian bookseller, naturally, features much material from the land Down Under, but this selection goes well beyond that. There are...

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Shakespeare’s Sonnets, In Two Parts,</i> limited Saint Dunstan edition, Oxford University Press, 1901. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>The Man with the Golden Gun,</i> first edition, first state with the dust jacket, London, 1965. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>The Voyage Out,</i> first American edition of the author’s first book, in rare dust jacket, NY, 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gabriel García Márquez, <i>Cien años de soledad,</i> Buenos Aires, 1967. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Mary Mapes Dodge, <i>Along the Way,</i> first edition, author’s copy, annotated in her hand, NY, 1879. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> <i>The Dial: A Monthly Magazine for Literature, Philosophy and Religion,</i> first edition, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s copy, Cincinnati, 1860. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gaston Leroux, <i>The Phantom of the Opera,</i> first American edition, first printing, New York, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Leaves of Grass,</i> signed, Camden, 1876. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Faulkner, William. <i>The Sound and the Fury.</i> New York: Jonathan Cape, [1929]. First edition in dust jacket. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Trautz-Bauzonnet bindery. Shakespeare, William. Sonnets. 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Thompson, Kay. <i>Eloise at Christmastime.</i> New York: Random House, [1958]. First edition. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,000 to $3,000
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Taylor, Deems. <i>Walt Disney’s Fantasia.</i> New York: 1940. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,500 to $3,500

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