Book Auction Catalogues
New York: American Book Auction, 1947-1964. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. 1940's: 4 catalogues; 1950's: 60; 1960's: 56. Complete list of titles and description available on request. Very good copies overall; some good, some sunned, with paper clip marks or small creases to corners, or pencil notations. Several have Notice Cards to Buyer laid in loose.
Boston: C.F. Libbie & Co. 1917. 110 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wrappers. First edition. 1577 items described. "Comprising American history and biography, California, Oregon and Indian history, genealogy and town histories, Civil War, slavery, Lincolniana, crime, laws and trials. Almanacs, annuals periodicals, newspapers, travels, poetry, political history, historical reprints, railraods, patent reports, historical miscellaneous and legal pamphlets. Rare old medical works and trade secrets, including various editions of Alexis of Piedmont, etc." Rev. Samuel C. Beane (1835-1916) was a graduate of Dartmouth College, member of the N. H. Historical Society, the N. E. Historic-Genealogical Society, the Essex Institute, and the Newburyport Historical Society. OCLC shows 3 copies at the Grolier Club, Rosenbach, and Yale. Faintly soiled wrappers else near fine. McKay 7897.
Paris: Beaussant Lefevre, 2003. 63 pp. Illus. with color & b/w plates. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First printing. 173 lots including mappemonde de Jansson 1622, importants manuscrits litteraires: Ayme, Bernanos, Claudel, love letters of Celine, lettres de Fenelon, Madame de Maintenon, Lyautry, and more. A fine copy. As new.
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1952. 227 pp. Illus. with b/w reproductions. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Sale no. 1341, April 29 & 30 1952; 824 lots. Lightly creased and soiled wrappers, some edgewear, occasional marginalia concerning lots especially on rear leaf, otherwise contents very good.
Boston: C.F. Libbie & Co. 1916. 115 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wrappers. First edition. 1689 items described. "Comprising Civil War literature, Boston local history,limited editions and standard sets Shakespeariana, Napoleonana, drama, genealogy, bibliography, Indians, Mexico and Texas history, South Sea islands, books on mountain climbing, art and colored plate books, book plates, almanacs, etc." Original bidding form and envelope laid in loose. OCLC shows 2 copies at the Grolier Club and Yale. Edges chipped else very good. McKay 7770.
Boston: C.F. Libbie & Co. 1909. 138 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wrappers. First edition. Brown was a bookseller and publisher, and the father of the late J. Murray Brown of Little, Brown & Co. 1589 items described including a rare Burns' collection, bookplates, Omar Khayyam collection, and more. With original unused bidding slip and return envelope. None on OCLC but a copy is at Univ. Maryland. A very good unopened (uncut) copy. McKay 6731.
Boston: C.F. Libbie & Co. 1910. 118 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wrappers. First edition. 1466 items described. Sold by order of John P. Reynold's Trustee in Bankruptcy comprising magnificently bound books and fine limited editions. Copies at Grolier Club and BN France. A very good copy with pencil notations scattered throughout. McKay 6795.
Boston: C.F. Libbie & Co. 1918. 141 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wrappers. First edition. 1657 items described. "...including New England town histories, geanealogies, Western histories, Indians, Lincolniana (175 lots), song books, South Sea Islands, laws and trials, newspapers, periodicals, American lithographs, fine arts, ceramics, silver, engravings, book bindings and kindred carfts, bibliography, Washingtoniana, early imprints, rare and curious books, etc." 90 lots of Western Americana, 50 lots Washingtoniana, 90 lots Laws and Trials. Original bidding form and envelope laid in loose. OCLC shows 4 copies at the Grolier Club, Rosenbach, McGill, and Yale. A very good clean, crisp copy, tiny tear at spine. McKay 7991.