Rare Book Monthly Reviews - June - 2022 Issue

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Rare Books and Valuable Documents from Librairie Métamorphoses

“To make an act of allegiance to the French language, love and submission, is for the writer the only hope that remains to him of reconstituting himself entirely, of restoring himself to his primitive integrity.” That quote from journalist Jacques Drillon introduces the latest catalogue from Librairie Métamorphoses, Livres Rares & Documents Précieux (Rare Books and Valuable Documents). You may notice the irony of translating that statement to English. In the catalogue it is written in the appropriate francais. Not surprisingly, the catalogue descriptions are to...

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The Unusual from Garrett Scott, Bookseller

Garrett Scott, Bookseller has issued Catalog 41: On the Lintels of the Door-Post. I'm not sure what that means, but that could also be said about the writings of many of the authors herein. His mat...

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Politics and War from the William Reese Company

The William Reese Company has issued their 377th catalogue, Politics & War. Those are topics that still dominate the news today, but these are not about current disputes and conflicts, no claim...

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Literature, Photography, & Miscellany from James Cummins Bookseller and Between the Covers Rare Books

James Cummins Bookseller and Between the Covers Rare Books have issued a catalogue of Literature, Photography, & Miscellany with some emphasis on Association Copies. It further explains, from t...

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The Orient and Africa from Antiquariat Kainbacher

Antiquariat Kainbacher's latest catalogue, XXVIII (28), is titled Der Orient und Afrika. While reading the catalogue will require some knowledge of German, it is unlikely that anyone will need to h...

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Signed – Inscribed – Limited from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has published a catalogue of Signed – Inscribed – Limited. Most items have the author's signature along with some comments by him or her. A few have inscriptions from...

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Private Presses, Typography, Artists' Books, Fine Bindings and More from The Veatches Arts of the Book

The Veatchs Arts of the Book is offering their Catalogue 99 – A Bouquet of Private Presses, Typography, Artists' Books & Fine Bindings, with 19th century stock blocks & an illustrated...

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There's Always More from Zephyr Used & Rare Books

Zephyr Used & Rare Books has published a catalogue entitled There's Always More! - 2022. Indeed there is. Zephyr begins the description of what they have with, “the wide ra...

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Japanese, Chinese, & Korean Books, Manuscripts, & Scrolls from Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller

Jonathan A. Hill Bookseller has issued their Catalogue 238, Japanese, Chinese, & Korean Books, Manuscripts, & Scrolls. There's not much description that needs to be added to that. We can sa...

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  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 1805 TN Supreme Court Book, John Overton and Hugh White Opinions. $800 to $900.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> TN Lunsford Bramlett Archive, incl. Polk White House Invitation, 8 Items. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> Civil War Archive, incl. Gen. Bate on Death of Polk, Capture of Nashville. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 5 Dickens 1st Ed. Books, incl. Edited by Author. $800 to $1,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> Charles Dickens, 5 Christmas Books, 1st Eds. $800 to $1,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 2 Slave Documents, Nashville TN & North Carolina. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 3 Maurice Sendak Signed Items, incl. Nutcracker, Pierre. $500 to $600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 7 Phillip Roth Hardcover Books, incl. Author Signed, 1st Eds. $500 to $550.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 6 Kurt Vonnegut Hardcover Books, incl. Author Signed, 1st Eds. $400 to $500.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 3 Edward Gorey Items, incl. Print + 2 Books. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> Josef Albers, INTERACTION OF COLOR, 1963. $800 to $900.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> Henri Matisse Jazz Portfolio for MOMA, 1st Ed., 1983. $600 to $800.

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