AE Monthly Reviews - July - 2005 Issue

7r8

Bizarre, Eccentric and Strange Books from Garrett Scott

By Michael Stillman

There are probably no more entertaining book catalogues than those of Garrett Scott, Bookseller. Scott has a knack for finding the eclectic, unusual, ridiculous, and just plain bad. One thing for certain is that few books are common, many having been privately printed, and for obvious reasons. If you are looking for scientific theories that weren't even close to being accurate, eccentric religion, weird occurrences, and, of course, bad poetry, here is the place. Of course we all know the difference between bad and good poetry is the former is entertaining, the latter...

7r6

Personal Letters, Books, Diaries and More from Michael Brown Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Michael Brown Rare Books of Philadelphia has issued its Catalogue 38 of Printed and Manuscript Americana. It offers a wide variety of interesting and uncommon items, includi...

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7r13

Unique Manuscripts From Thomas Cullen

By Michael Stillman

This month, we review our first catalogue from Thomas Cullen, Rockland Bookman. Cullen is an Orchard Park, New York (think Buffalo) bookseller with a specialty in manuscript...

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7r11

Jesse James' Mother, Tom Mix's Horse, & More From Gene W. Baade

By Michael Stillman

Gene W. Baade is offering his Catalogue 505 of "Books on the West." It is certainly an eclectic collection of items you don't often find. They range from old and collectible...

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7r7

A Look into America's Unusual Past from David Lesser Antiquarian Books

By Michael Stillman

David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books has released their 85th catalogue of "Significant and Unusual Imprints Relating to America." Another appropriate adjective for the c...

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7r2

British Gardening Books from Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books

By Michael Stillman

Bernard J Shapero Rare Books recently issued a catalogue of "British Gardening Books." This is an outstanding collection of old gardening books, some among the earliest such...

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7r1

Tales of the Old West from Arthur H. Clark

By Michael Stillman

The Arthur H. Clark Company recently issued its catalogue #920 of Americana, the West and more. It is a collection of rare books recently acquired by the Old West specialist...

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7r4

Early Printing and Leaf Books from Oak Knoll

By Michael Stillman

Oak Knoll Books' latest catalogue, number 263, is called "Early Printing and Leaf Books." Oak Knoll is a specialist in bibliography and other "books about books." This catal...

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7r9

American Autographs From Joe Rubinfine

By Michael Stillman

Joe Rubinfine has issued his List 154 of American Historical Autographs. They range from a colonial appointment in 1671 to a signed copy of Douglas MacArthur's 1964 Reminisce...

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