AE Monthly Book Catalogue Reviews October - 2014 Issue

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Modern Literature from Ken Lopez, Bookseller

Ken Lopez, Bookseller has issued Catalog 163 – Modern Literature. “Modern” means overwhelmingly 20th century, mostly the second half of the century, and occasionally even more recent. Most items, as we might expect, are books, but there are manuscripts, letters, typescripts, magazine articles, and such. Much of the material was groundbreaking, or strange, depending on your point of view, in its time. Here are a few items from this selection of literary modernity.
 
We will start with a very rare book, a first edition, 14th printing of J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the...

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An American Miscellany from Walkabout Books

Walkabout Books has issued their Catalogue Three. An American Miscellany. This is a selection of very American material, that is, the issues and discoveries described are quintessentially part of A...

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A Summer Miscellany from L & T Respess Books

L & T Respess Books has published their List 295: A Late Summer Miscellany. Recent Acquisitions in Many Fields and Formats. This is certainly a miscellany. In other words, there is no particula...

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Voyages and Travel from Maggs Bros.

Maggs Bros. Ltd. has issued a catalogue of Voyages & Travel, the 1475th in their long history. It takes us back to a time when journeys were a major, often extremely dangerous undertaking. That...

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A New Selection of Children's Books from Aleph-Bet Books

Aleph-Bet Books has released Catalogue 108 of Children's Books and Illustrated Books. This is a new selection of books that are mostly children's and illustrated books. Even those not so youth orie...

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Maritime Books and Images from the Ten Pound Island Book Company

The Ten Pound Island Book Company recently released their Maritime List 225 – Old, Rare, and Short. The contextual meaning of “old” and “rare” for this catalogue is ob...

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World's Fairs from Marc Selvaggio

Marc Selvaggio, Books & Ephemera has issue a new collection of World's Fairs & Expositions. Since the first such fairs around the middle of the 19th century, these events have drawn worldwi...

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James Cummins Bookseller Offers a New Selection of Works

James Cummins Bookseller recently published their Catalogue 124. Cummins sells a variety of material, so it is hard to describe what can be found inside. Suffice it to say it is all significant, hi...

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European Pacific Discovery from Hordern House

Hordern House has prepared a catalogue of European Discovery 1538-1843. We will try our best to refrain from using the shorthand “Euro Disco” to describe this catalogue. Europeans &ldqu...

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Imprints Relating to America from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued their No. 139 of Rare Americana – A Catalogue of Significant and Unusual Imprints Relating to America. It includes books, pamphlets, broadsid...

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Military History from Asher Rare Books and the Antiquariaat Forum

Asher Rare Books and the Antiquariaat Forum have released a catalogue of Military History. The focus is on equipment and wars in Europe from centuries past. There is much to write about. With so ma...

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