AE Monthly Reviews - February - 2005 Issue

R253

Murderesses and More: <br>Rare Americana from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael StillmanDavid M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has issued its 83rd catalogue of Rare Americana. Lesser's catalogues are like a collection of snapshots of America in its earliest years. There are a few exceptions, but most items come from America during the period of the 1760s through 1860s. These are not the most famous of documents, such as the Declaration of Independence. Rather, what we see are pictures of life as typical people experienced it. We hear personal quarrels, sermons from preachers and educators, oratory from politicians, debates over slavery and other issues of th...

R259

500 Years of Books from Helen Kahn Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Helen R. Kahn Rare Books is offering a new catalogue of "Five Hundred Years of Books." Actually, that's a bit of an understatement since some go back more than five centurie...

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R254

Recent Acquisitions From the William Reese Co.

By Michael Stillman

The William Reese Company has published its 236th catalogue, entitled either "Recent Acquisitions" or "New Acquisitions" (depending on whether you want to believe the cover ...

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Letters, Travels, Politics and More <br>from Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Michael Brown Rare Books' latest catalogue of Americana, number 37 to be precise, is filled with the unusual, uncommon, and unique. "Unique" is no exaggeration as there are ...

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R251

History of the Book from Charles Wood Antiquarian Booksellers

By Michael Stillman

Charles Wood Antiquarian Booksellers' latest catalogue, number 121, is entitled "History of the Book." This catalogue focuses on the physical aspects of books more than the ...

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