October is the season of leaf peeping. Some dress warmly and do their leaf peeping in scenic beautyspots, other relax in a comfy armchair and examine the leaves of rare book catalogs (either in printed form or through their electronic device of choice). This month's crop of new catalogs is as colorful and overwhelming as any fall vista.
Artisan Books & Bindery releashed their latest catalog at the very end of September, thus making the list for this month: New Acquisitions: September 2015. They then followed that up with a list of Important and Sumptuous Sets.
Lorne Bair Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Ephemera announce E-List 11: Post-Colonial African Literature -- featuring 100 works of postcolonial and subaltern literature by writers from the African continent.
-- The Roycroft press served as an outlet for Hubbard’s writing and those of many of his favorite authors. It also helped to familiarize the public with the Arts and Crafts movement. Although the work of the press did not achieve the high artistic and quality standards of Morris’ English Kelmscott press, Roycroft publications fostered interest in American printing, bookbinding and graphic arts.
James M. Dourgarian, Bookman has a photography collection available (68 items, including Ansel Adams, Robert Capa, Paul Caponigro, Eliot Porter, Galen Rowell, Brett Weston, Edward Weston, and others). For full details contact firstname.lastname@example.org...
E-list 18 Miscellany: Non-fouling Anchors, Geissenhainer & of Course - the Children is the new list from the aptly named Eclectibles.
The Lawbook Exchange has publiched several new catalogs:
- Family Law - 6 October 2015
- Nineteenth-Century English Treatises
- German Law
- French Law, Sixteenth through Twentieth Centuries
- International Law
Miniature Books and Near-Miniatures are the subject of the newest catalog from The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company. However, the week before releasing this catalog, the Pope's visit motivated several additional catalogs on religious topics:
- Worldwide Catholica
- The Inquisition
- Canon Law
- A Miscellany: with Angels, Satire, Experiments, Wrong-Headedness, Eric Gill, & the American Flag, & Some Other Stuff
- The Book of Thousand Tongues
Richard C. Ramer, Old & Rare Books has new catalogs looking at Photography Relatively Recent Portuguese Imprints (Catalog 216), Golden Age Spanish Literature Published in Lisbon, 1590-1674 and Two Works of Golden Age Spanish Literature Published in Coimbra 1555 and 1658.
Yesterday's Muse serve notice of several new catalogs:
- October 2015 Catalog: A monthly miscellany. Includes: two 'shoulder strap edition' Civil War memoirs; scarce 1931 facsimile of the extremely rare 1832 transatlantic journal kept by the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge; pair of business guides marketed by a tax evader with ties to Al Capone; work by the founder of the Hippie commune known as The Farm; guide to various religions written by a cousin of John Adams, with a subscribers list including him and other important American figures following text.
- Shakers and Communitarians: Works by and about Shakers and other utopian and communitarian groups.
- Early Imprints: Printed works produced from the 17th to the 19th century
- Witchcraft and the Occult
Remember, you can always browse and download the latest catalogs published by ABAA members on ABAA.org by visiting the following link: https://www.abaa.org/catalog/... (You can also access this page by selecting 'Booksellers' from the top menu, scroll to the bottom of the page to 'Member Catalogs', and click on 'View All'.)