We humans are a superstitious bunch. Some touch wood frequently, others mutter about rabbits on the first day of each month, and apparantly a large number wear particular socks or T-shirts in the pursuit of that most ephemeral of things, luck. Do book collectors have particular rituals or superstitions regarding visits to a rare bookstore or the examination of rare book catalogs? We're sure you do. Let us know your particular good-luck rituals or habits in the comments below... if you care to reveal your secrets.

While you ponder that question, here are the latest rare book catalogs from ABAA members for your temptation and enjoyment.

 

TimeANDERSON BUTLER RARE BOOKS

E-list: 10 Items Pertaining to Time!

 

NICK ARETAKIS

New Acquisitions, September 2016 -- featuring 57 items of Americana

 

BACK OF BEYOND BOOKS

Recent Acquisitions -- list only available to mailing list subscribers. Sign up here...

 

Bay Leaf BookplatesBAY LEAF BOOKS

E-list #21: Bookplates & Bookplate Literature

 

LORNE BAIR RARE BOOKS 

 

BAUMAN RARE BOOKS

 

BETWEEN THE COVERS RARE BOOKS

 

Chicano Posters, Bolerium Books BOLERIUM BOOKS

 

THE BOOK SHOP, LLC. 

  • BREAKING ALL THE RULES: Social Commentary in Modern American Board Games -- In this catalog we offer a wide variety of modern American board games that are unified by a common theme - they all carry some type of social commentary. Whether it was by accident or by design, these games are a reflection of cultural anxieties and changing social mores.
  • BANANAS! A List of Unique Food & Drink Material -- Highlights include an extensive early 20th century holographic cookbook, a Space Race-era educational piece on a different sort of rocket fuel (coffee), and a shipboard menu that is, well, bananas.

 

BROMER BOOKSELLERS

 

European TravelsBUDDENBROOKS, INC.

European Travels

 

ANDREW CAHAN, BOOKSELLER, LTD.

E-list #34: Photographic Periodicals

 

BRIAN CASSIDY, BOOKSELLER

 E-List: Joe Brainard  -- NY School poet and painter Joe Brainard.

 

THE COLOPHON BOOK SHOP

List 224 -- Books about Books, Press Books, Literature

 

JAMES CUMMINS BOOKSELLER

 

DIVISION LEAP

Occupations: Art, Squatting, & Contested Spaces -- A short list of 20 items related to the them of Occupation, including material related to ABC No Rio and the Real Estate Show, People's Park, the American Indian Movement, and international squatting movements. 

 

ECLECTIBLES

  • E-list No. 29 -- Miscellany: The Shaken Dove, Eternal Love Knots, Camp for Girls, Many Menus & Of Course the Children
  • E-list No. 28 Miscellany -- Bierbrauer, Building Applications, Gender Roles, Fashion, Poetry & Of Course the Children.

 

GOLDEN LEGEND 

 

THOMAS A. GOLDWASSER RARE BOOKS

From the Gershwin Library

 

G. GOSEN RARE BOOKS & OLD PAPER

Brooklyn Rare Books & Art Fair Sept. 9-11, 2016 

 

New Acquisitions, Donald A. HealdDONALD A. HEALD RARE BOOKS

 

JEFF HIRSCH BOOKS

 

PRISCELLA JUVELIS, INC.

Catalog 70: Book Arts -- Fine printing from the Kelmscott Shakespeare to a selection from Perishable Press; fine bindings including two by Donald Glaister, photography including  Cig Harvey’s new book, and a selection of non-traditional artist’s books including Elizabeth McKee’s interpretation of the child’s rhyme, “Hey, Diddle Diddle. 

 

KAATERSKILL BOOKS

  • List 34: Trade before Trump -- A Short List of 40 19th century American Pamphlets and Broadsides on Free Trade, Tariffs, and Protectionism
  • List 33: Venezuela -- Modern Publications on Politics, History, Finance, Literature, Bibliography

 

John Kehoe BooksellerJOHN KEHOE BOOKSELLER

Brooklyn Show/ Catalog 3.6: What Makes a River, the Water or Its Banks?

 

KEVIN F. KELLY BOOKSELLER

 

KUENZIG BOOKS

Occasional List 2016-1 -- 51 items published from 1839-1986 on or about photographically illustrated books, the technology and/or chemistry of photography, and a few actual photographs.

 

JOHN MICHAEL LANG FINE BOOKS

E-list #46 is availble to email subscribers only. The receive electronic lists from John Michael Lang Fine Books email jmlbooks@isomedia.com...

 

Selection of Antiquarian TitlesTHE LAWBOOK EXCHANGE, LTD.

 

DAVID M. LESSER, FINE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

LIBER ANTIQUUS, EARLY PRINTED BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

Summer 2016

 

LITTLE SAGES BOOKS

 

KEN LOPEZ BOOKSELLER

 

LUX MENTIS

Sex, Death & the Devil -- An expansion of an established theme exploring visually stimulating, intellectually engaging, and often challenging items. This selection of material includes rare editions, archival materials, and obscure media illustrating facets of human sexuality, gender diversities, mortality, and contentious belief systems. The catalog is both diverse and thoughtful, exploring a broad spectrum of interests.

 

J.& J. LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS

 

KENNITH MALLORY, BOOKSELLER

List #6: Nexus Press -- 53 items, ranging from exhibition catalogs to artists' books, and a few things in between.

 

JEFFREY D. MANCEVICE, INC.

 

E. M. Maurice CatalogE.M. MAURICE BOOKS

Catalog 55, Summer 2016

 

HOWARD S. MOTT, INC.

Catalog 265 -- 80th Anniversary Catalog

 

MUSINSKY RARE BOOKS, INC.

E-Catalogue 9 -- 21 books, manuscripts, and prints

 

OAK KNOLL BOOKS

Miniature Books

 

OLD IMPRINTS

PRODUCTS FOR THE HOME: Manufacturers’ Catalogs 1900s - 1950s

 

PALINURUS ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

Chemistry ca. 1800 -- Lavoisier to the atomic theory.

 

R & A PETRILLA, ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS 

 

PHILADELPHIA RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

RICHARD C. RAMER, OLD & RARE BOOKS

 

From Darwin to Dalloway

RAPTIS RARE BOOKS

From Darwin to Dalloway -- Includes an extremely rare presentation copy of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, inscribed first editions of the reclusive Thomas Pynchon, and a rare signed portrait of Charles Dickens. Other highlights include a first edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, an inscribed first edition of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and a first edition of How to Trade in Stocks by Jesse Livermore in the rare original dust jacket. Within these pages, you will discover not only classics of adult and children’s literature, but also landmark books regarding scientific discoveries, politics, economics, sport, and exploration.

 

READ'EM AGAIN BOOKS

 

WILLIAM REESE COMPANY

 

L&T RESPESS BOOKS

LIST 306: SOUTHERN AMERICANA

 

RULON-MILLER BOOKS

 

E.K. SCHREIBER RARE BOOKS

Fall 2016 -- Consisting of 29 early (16th-17th-century) continental books.

 

SCHULSON AUTOGRAPHS

Catalog 171 -- Featuring signed photographs, illustrations, and documents.

 

Garrett Scott CatalogGARRETT SCOTT, BOOKSELLER

Occasional List 34: Instrumental Materialization

 

SECOND LIFE BOOKS

Catalog #199C: Books & Autographs

 

MARC SELVAGGIO, BOOKS & EPHEMERA

Catalogue 145: E.F. The Fascist Era in Italy, 1914-1945 -- Gathering of books and a variety of pamphlets and ephemeral material... sheet music, posters, flyers... representative of propaganda created and distributed during these three decades.

 

TEN POUND ISLAND BOOK COMPANY

 

Tomberg Rare Books CatalogTOMBERG RARE BOOKS

  • E-list #5: Counterculture, Women, Native Americans, Prisons...
  • E-list #4: All About Women
  • E-list #3: Women's Rights, LGBT rights, poetry flyers, prostitutions, mimeos et. al.

 

JOHN WINDLE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLER

  • 25 Children's Books -- to entertain, to educate, or to dazzle with illustration (and occasionally all three).
  • 25 Travels and Voyages -- featuring expeditions and exploits in Alaska, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Italy, the Nile, Syria, South Africa, Tibet, Turkey, and on the oceans in between. 

 

CHARLES B. WOOD, BOOKSELLER

 

YESTERDAY'S MUSE BOOKS

Signed Women Authors

 

ZH Books

Catalog 8 -- Featuring Romanov family material, poetry, DP camp publications, emigre imprints, and more, in various Slavic languages. Also included are several items of/about Russia in German, French, and English. 

 

 

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