Shapero Rare Books has issued a catalogue entitled The World On Stone. To understand that title, you need to divide it into its composite parts. First is the world. The books in here are primarily based on travels, sometimes nearby, other times distant, by English and other European travelers. However, these are not accounts of expeditions and explorations typical of travel books. Rather, these are visual accounts, renderings by artists who visited expressly for the purpose of painting these scenes or were in distant lands for other purposes and made the most of the opportunity. The stone p...
Rare Book Monthly Reviews - July - 2019 Issue
Old West Books recently issued Catalog 48 of Rare, Out of Print Books on the American West. You will find some of the familiar names, like Buffalo Bill and Jesse James, but there is lots from obscu...Read More
The 19th Century Rare Book & Photograph Shop has issued a catalogue devoted to the latter of those two specialties. It is titled Photographic Treasurers. Naturally, 19th century photographs are...Read More
Patrick McGahern Books has published Part I of a catalogue of Books from the Library of John Bockstoce - The Arctic, including Alaska, Siberia, Inuit, Early Voyages, Hakluyt Society, Greenland, Lab...Read More
Samuel Gedge Ltd. has issued a Summer List of Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera. This is an extensive collection, almost 250 (249) items offered. Gedge always has an eclectic mix of material that d...Read More
Raptis Rare Books has issued a new untitled catalogue "for the Collection of a Lifetime." Raptis does provide a table of contents to tell us what they have. Here it is: Cornerstones of Antiquity, A...Read More
Lorne Bair Rare Books has published their Catalog 31. Bair specializes in radical literature, mostly from the left but occasionally from the right, and that material can be particularly unpleasant....Read More