Rare Book Monthly Articles - March - 2022 Issue

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The ABAA Fair in Oakland, gave us a good Vibe

The ABAA, the Antiquarian Book Sellers Association of America, recently held it’s annual west coast fair in the Bay Area at Oakland, California amid the sturm und drang of Covid and rising prospects of political uprising.  Such shows have consistently been a casualty of Covid over the past two years, given the dominant demographic of the book collecting field is 50+.  Collectors and collecting organizations love their books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera and, not unexpectedly, they love their lives and families more.  Covid has provided a clear, highly personal way, to...

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Adam Weinberger Creates Interesting Rare Book Content for Multiple Internet Platforms

“My personal interest is more in discovering and buying than selling,” said Adam Weinberger, who does business under two names. On the Internet he is widely known as Adam Weinberger - R...

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A life built on books and love

When I was a kid I knew there were other worlds because there had to be.  My home town was connected to the rest of the world by books and newspapers and our libraries provided card catalogs t...

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Get to Know RBH: the Get Current Estimate Function

There are two powerful functions of the Rare Book Transaction History (RBTH) database that you, as a new or longtime member of Rare Book Hub, may not have noticed, so this article is a brief introd...

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NFT Collectors Face the Real World – Fraud Is Rampant

NFTs have looked to many to be the new frontier of collecting. In a world where more people are deeply involved in digital worlds (Metaverse, here we come!), and younger people are living in smalle...

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62nd Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s (ABAA) New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF), is to be presented April 21-24, 2022 by Sanford L. Smith + Associates...

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Time From Another Time

Do you have a moment? Let’s talk about a very discreet book, then—that no one really notices any more.
 
This book is very hard to come-by—but if you ever do, it won’...

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Zubal Books: Their Annual Sale

Over the past 50 years John Zubal’s Zubal Books has been providing a service to institutions and buyers – handling large quantities of books and pamphlets, acquiring, describing and sel...

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The Changing Economics of Rare Paper Auctions

In my February 2022 article for RBH, we parsed out the numbers from last year to understand if and how change is occurring within the auction markets for rare books, prints and ephemera. From analy...

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Arrest Made in Theft of 5,000 Comic Books from Florida State University Library

An arrest has been made in the large comic book theft from the Florida State University Library. Depressingly, as so often the case in library thefts, if police have it right, it was an inside job....

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CABS-Minnesota Announces Awards for Five Diverse Voices Fellowships

CABS-Minnesota and the Antiquarian Book School Foundation (ABSF) recently announced the five awardees of their inaugural cohort of the Diverse Voice Fellowships. The bookselling profession traditio...

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Hindman Launches Independent Appraisals Division

CHICAGO – Hindman has announced the launch of Hindman Appraisals LLC, an independent division, to elevate its offerings to clients by providing independent, impartial and objective appra...

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First Million Dollar Soccer Card Has Been Sold

We keep waiting for the bubble in sports card collecting to burst, but not yet. The dizzying rise in prices has been fueled by speculative investors and the recent appearance of fractional sale own...

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Six New Bookseller Catalogues Reviewed

This month we review six new catalogues. Primary Sources provides contemporary accounts of events in people's lives, as they happened. Langdon Manor Books presents material covering the extraordina...

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  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books<br>June 23, 2022
    <b>Swann June 23:</b> James Hamilton Young, <i>A New Map of Texas, with the Contiguous American & Mexican States,</i> Philadelphia, 1836. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann June 23:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Common American Skunk. Plate XLII,</i> Philadelphia, 1844. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann June 23:</b> Nicolaas & Jacob Cruquius, <i>T Hooge Heemraadschap van Delflant,</i> Delft, 1712. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann June 23:</b> William Birch & Samuel Seymour, <i>The City of New York in the State of New York, North America,</i> Bristol, 1803. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann June 23:</b> Karl Bodmer, <i>Sih-Chida & Mahchsi-Karehde. Mandan Indians. Tableau 20,</i> Paris, Coblenz & London, 1839-42. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> JESSE JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed on the attack at his home which maimed his mother and killed his nephew Archie, 6 pp, March 23, 1875. THE MOST IMPORTANT JESSE JAMES LETTER EXTANT. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> THE LETTER THAT ARRIVED TOO LATE: An important letter from Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant across the battlefield at Cold Harbor, June 6, 1864. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> DAVY CROCKETT. Autograph Letter Signed on his political philosophy and his dispute with Andrew Jackson, "at home Weakley County," August 18, 1831. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> GEORGE WASHINGTON. Letter Signed to Colonel Richard Gridley, the first engineer of the American Army, Morris Town, January 9, 1777. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> SCOTT FITZGERALD. <i>Tender is the Night.</i> FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED to H.A. Swanseid. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS. <i>Tarzan of the Apes.</i> FIRST EDITION. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> J.R.R. TOLKIEN. <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again.</i> FIRST EDITION. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> NATHANAEL WEST. <i>The Day of the Locust.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to director Richard Wallace in the year of publication. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> FRANCIS PICABIA. Archive of 17 Autograph Letters signed to Jennie Thiersch on art and life, 1948-1951. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> JOHN HANCOCK. Autograph Letter Signed to his wife Dolly from the Continental Congress, 4 pp, Philadelphia, March 10-11, 1777. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 28:</b> NIGHTGOWN WORN BY CHARLOTTE CARDEZA DURING THE TITANIC DISASTER AND RESCUE. $40,000 to $60,000
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>June 24
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 2065. George Gershwin. Autograph musical manuscript “Opening Scene III” from Porgy and Bess. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 2079. Katharine Hepburn. Fine archive of letters and materials sent to her Song of Love piano tutor. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 2095. Bert Lahr. Inscribed Photograph of The Cowardly Lion. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>June 24
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 2077. Edith Head. Original costume design for Judy Garland in <i>I Could Go On Singing,</i> 1963. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 2080. Al Hirschfeld. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in “Private Lives.” $6,000 to $8,000 https://doyle.com/auctions/22th01-stage-screen/catalogue/2080-al-hirschfeld-1903-2003-elizabeth-taylor-and-richard https://do
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 2098. John Lennon. <i>Power to the People: the Political Thoughts of John Lennon.</i> $3,000 to $5,000

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