15 Books We Didn’t Show in New York

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We couldn’t make it to the great antiquarian and rare book fair this past weekend in New York, but here’s a short list of interesting items we would have been proud to show.

Included are some photo albums, association copies, manuscript material, and other one-of-a-kind items.

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  • The Kopje Garrison: A Story of the Boer War [Original Cover Art]
    The Kopje Garrison: A Story of the Boer War [Original Cover Art]

    (ca. 1900). Image size 7-1/4 by 7-1/2 inches on a 9-1/4 by 9-1/2 Bristol board. The original painting for the cloth cover of G. Manville Fenn's juvenile novel of the Boer War (published London: W. & R. Chambers, 1901). The painting is yellow and white on a green background, with gilt lettering for the titles. The board appears to have been cut down after the painting was complete and some notes and a preliminary sketch are cut off at the edges.

    Examples of original artwork for publishers bindings are quite unusual; sadly, the artist here is not identified. ISBN: 281AIB1041030.

    Margins grubby, but painting in good condition. Offered with a copy of the original book. [JSP01; JSP04]

    Book ID: 206967
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  • Working Copy for a New Edition of The History of the Greek and Roman Theater by Bieber, Margarete
    Bieber, Margarete
    Working Copy for a New Edition of The History of the Greek and Roman Theater

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1955. 465 pages. The author's copy of the first edition, rebound in buckram and paper-covered boards, and annotated for a revised edition.

    Bieber (1879-1978) was pioneering female art historian and archaeologist. She was one of the first women to earn a full professor position in her native Germany (see Dictionary of Art Historians). She left for England and then the United States in 1933 when the Nazis fired her and many other Jewish academics from their teaching positions. While she published extensively--her last book saw print when she was 97--this is her major work, the leading book on ancient Greek and Roman theater for three decades.

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    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1955. 465 pages. The author's copy of the first edition, rebound in buckram and paper-covered boards, and annotated for a revised edition.

    Bieber (1879-1978) was pioneering female art historian and archaeologist. She was one of the first women to earn a full professor position in her native Germany (see Dictionary of Art Historians). She left for England and then the United States in 1933 when the Nazis fired her and many other Jewish academics from their teaching positions. While she published extensively--her last book saw print when she was 97--this is her major work, the leading book on ancient Greek and Roman theater for three decades.

    This copy is extensively marked up for the second edition, published in 1961. There are revisions on nearly every page, totalling many thousands of words written in pencil holograph. There are also a number of loose sheets, typed and handwritten, and two drawings. The notes and additions are in English, with a few exceptions written in German. A one-of-a-kind look at a major scholar's process of revision. ISBN: 281AIB1039088.

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    Book ID: 197664
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  • Botanique micrographic [Manuscript Botany Notebook] by Vairet, Ernest
    Vairet, Ernest
    Botanique micrographic [Manuscript Botany Notebook]

    Lyon, France: (ca. 1890). Two oblong volumes, 10-1/2 by 8 inches. Approximately 200 pages, in French; pen and ink and pencil, often on the same page. Two notebooks, filled with botanical drawings and detailed texts about botany. These were made for a practical course on botany (Cours le botanique (travaux practiques) taught by Georges Eugene Charles Beauvisage, president of the Societe Botanique de Lyon. His student went on to be a pharmacist. The first volume explores plant structures, with detailed drawings of cross sections, probably done with a microscope. The second volumes covers specific plants, with notes on their properties. The drawings are competent, but workman-like. The handwriting is mercifully easy to read. ISBN: 281AIB1037797.

    Very good, with some wear to corners. Several leaves laid in at the back of the second volume, possibly extracted from another notebook. [JSP01; JSP02]

    Book ID: 187392
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