Rare Book Monthly Reviews - March - 2024 Issue

David Lesser Issues His 200th Catalogue of Rare Americana.

David Lesser and David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books have reached a major milestone, their Catalogue No. 200 of Rare Americana. It's a long journey to get to 200, but Lesser recounts that he issued his first catalogue in 1989. That's 200 printed catalogues, not 200 easy to create e-catalogues . Lesser started out as a lawyer, but while debating legal issues and conducting research was enjoyable, he found the clash of unhappy people unpleasant. He looked for something else and a vacation with a handful of Bill Reese's catalogues proved an inspiration. The rest, as they say, is history. He...

Books from the Seventeenth Century from Mark Funke, Bookseller

Mark Funke, Bookseller, has issued the largest book catalogue I've ever seen. It measures almost 10 x 15. It reminds me of a coffee table book except this one is actually meant to be read. It conta...

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Antiquarian European Books from Librairie Clavreuil and Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books

We begin with a catalogue, slightly late, from booksellers Librairie Clavreuil of Paris and Stéphane Clavreuil Rare Books of London. The title is Noel 2023. It is a collection of mostly French, and...

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Books as Art from Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books has created a catalogue for the recent California Book Fairs. This is a selection of books notable primarily for their physical aspects, their appearance more than the...

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Diverse Antiquarian Books from Michel Bouvier

Michael Bouvier has issued Catalogue 81, Livres en Divers Genres. This is a collection, as the title says, of diverse subjects. A catalogue of the Parisian bookseller, the books are mostly in Frenc...

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Exploration & Travel from Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books has published a catalogue of Exploration & Travel 2023 Part Two. It is a collection of historic travels emanating mostly from England but also other European locations. They ...

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The Extraordinary Every Day Lives of the Past from Langdon Manor Books

We begin with a case of whistling in the dark, and the future looked very dark for this business. This is a photo album about the City Ice Company and the South Carolina Ice Manufacturers Associati...

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A Winter Array from Zephyr Used and Rare Books

Zephyr Used and Rare Books' latest catalogue is called Winter Array – Catalogue 2024. According to Webster, an “array” is “an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing.” Zephyr's ne...

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    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
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  • Potter & Potter Auctions
    How History Unfolds on Paper:
    Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection
    Part IX
    Starting 10AM CST
    April 18, 2024
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: [RUTH, George Herman “Babe” (1895-1948)]. Signed photograph. Circa 1930s. 191 x 248 mm. $1,500 to $2,500.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: HARRISON, Benjamin. Document signed (“Benj Harrison”) as governor of Virginia, certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a Black Revolutionary soldier. $6,000 to $9,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: ONE OF THE FIRST PRINTED ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. $4,000 to $6,000.
    Potter & Potter Auctions
    How History Unfolds on Paper:
    Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection
    Part IX
    Starting 10AM CST
    April 18, 2024
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: FIRST PRINTING OF LINCOLN’S IMMORTAL GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. $4,000 to $6,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: HIGHLY IMPORTANT MORMON ARCHIVE. ALLEY, George. Archive of 23 Autograph Letters Signed by Mormon Convert George Alley to His Brother Joseph Alley. $10,000 to $20,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: [AVIATION]. [ARMSTRONG, Neil A.] Aviation Hall of Fame Gold Medal MS64 NGC, Awarded to Neil Armstrong in 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    Potter & Potter Auctions
    How History Unfolds on Paper:
    Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection
    Part IX
    Starting 10AM CST
    April 18, 2024
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: NEWLY DISCOVERED FIRST PRINTING OF "WITH MALICE TOWARDS NONE... " FROM THE ONLY NEWSPAPER ACTUALLY ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN LINCOLN’S SECOND INAUGURAL PROCESSION. $4,000 to $8,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: THE MOST IMPORTANT GEORGE WASHINGTON DOCUMENT IN PRIVATE HANDS; GEORGE WASHINGTON’S COMMISSION AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF, 1775, ONE OF ONLY TWO ORIGINALS. $150,000 to $250,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: A VERY RARE ACCOUNT OF BLACKBEARD’S DEATH AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIRATE ITEMS EXTANT. $3,000 to $5,000.
    Potter & Potter Auctions
    How History Unfolds on Paper:
    Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection
    Part IX
    Starting 10AM CST
    April 18, 2024
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: EDISON, Thomas. Patent for Edison’s Improvements on the Electric-Light, No. 219,628. [Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent Office], 16 September 1879. $2,000 to $3,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: [VIETNAM WAR]. The original pen used by Secretary of State William P. Rogers to sign the Vietnam Peace Agreement, Paris, 27 January 1973. $10,000 to $15,000.
    Potter & Potter, Apr. 18: SONS OF LIBERTY FOUNDER COLONEL BARRÉ ANNOTATED TITLE-PAGE, “WHICH OUGHT TO ROUSE UP BRITISH ATTENTION”. $4,000 to $6,000.

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