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Articles - November - 2016 Issue

eCatalogues: the future has arrived

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eCatalogues: the future has arrived

Tis’ the season to be jolly

 

From a distance the rare book business seems to be very similar to what it was twenty-five years ago but a closer look suggests not much is the same.  The Internet has changed the game.

 

This field, a few decades ago, was a combination of catalogues, shops, inventories, shows and reputations.  Today for most dealers the Internet has replaced their shops and their budgets for printed catalogues been reduced.  In their place fewer printed catalogues and more e-Catalogues are now the norm.

 

November ushers in the ‘high’ season and many dealers are issuing e-Catalogues.  Linked here are 30 that have been posted since October 1st and 20 more going back as far as September 7th.  Others will be posted as they are issued.  E-Catalogues are here to stay and their presence very welcome.  They are both flexible and highly appealing.

 

The appeal of printed catalogues will continue to linger but the emerging complexity and diversity of e-Catalogues confirm they are here to stay.

 

Online e-Catalogues

SnoBooksellerCatalogue NameDescriptionURL LinkDate Created
1 Antiquariaat Form The Islamic World 5 Books, maps, photographs, drawings and manuscripts celebrating 12 centuries of Islamic Culture Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
2 Bruce McKittrick Rare Books Material available at the 40th Annual Boston Int'l Antiquarian Book Fair 80 reasons to buy collectible material Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
3 J. Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. Catalogue 248 Early North America Travel & Emigration including autographed and association copies Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
4 James Cummins Bookseller Occultism, Witchcraft, and Horror A selection of our occult collection Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
5 Hordern House Rare Books Special Catalogue 2016 Catalogue of 45 items Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
6 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA 2016 Fall Highlights Recent acquisitions Catalogue Link Oct 26, 2016
7 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Women Authors Women Authors, Mostly Signed First Editions Catalogue Link Oct 26, 2016
8 Dan Wyman Books Rare American Judaica From the Colonial Era to the Great Depression and Beyond Catalogue Link Oct 26, 2016
9 The Specialists of the South, Inc. 90 Highlighted Books Auction Including First Edition & Signed Books Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
10 J. Patrick McGahern Books Early North American Travel & Emigration Including autographed and association copies Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
11 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 251: Medicine, Part II 100 items on medicine, 16th-21st centuries, color illustrations Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
12 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Catalogue 80 - AUTOGRAPH LETTERS OF COMPOSERS, SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS, &c. Part I: A-L Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
13 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Folios E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
14 B. L. Rootenberg Boston Book Fair Catalogue A catalogue prepared of material selected for the fair Catalogue Link Oct 24, 2016
15 Michael S Kemp Bookseller Catalogue 84 British & Irish local history, topography, genealogy, architecture, etc Catalogue Link Oct 20, 2016
16 Bruce McKittrick Rare Books Covers Collectible early material Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
17 David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC A selection for the Boston Book Fair A one hundred item sampler Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
18 Lorne Bair Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera A selection of Material for the Book Book Fair A mix of radical social movement materials, graphics and ephemera Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
19 James Cummins bookseller Sporting Books & Prints No. 133 We are pleased to send you our latest sporting catalogue, with books, prints and manuscript material Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
20 Charles Kutcher - Kaaterskill Books Catalogue 22: Latin Americana items from the early 18th to the later 20th centuries: books and rare broadsides, hand-drawn maps an Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
21 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 250: China, Including Macau & Hong Kong Eighty-five items on China, including Macau and Hong Kong, from the 17th to 21st centuries, with ful Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
22 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
23 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC THE PAUL JACKSON OPERA COLLECTION Part VIII: T-Z Autograph Letters, Signed Scores, Printed Music, Books, Programs, Drawings, Posters, Prints, Photogr Catalogue Link Oct 13, 2016
24 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Autumn Catalogue 2016 Travel & Voyages, Maritime history, Medicine & Pharmacy, Natural history, Science and Islamic World Catalogue Link Oct 12, 2016
25 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 249: India, Tibet & Ceylon India, Tibet & Ceylon: 128 items, 16th-21st centuries, with color illustrations Catalogue Link Oct 11, 2016
26 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Oct 11, 2016
27 Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta Classical Antiquity & Middle Ages (126) 919 items. Rare and Scholarly Books on Antiquity, Middle Ages and Humanism. Catalogue Link Oct 10, 2016
28 Tavistock Books Fresh Meat! A Catalogue of Rare and Medium-Rare New Arrivals. 44 items ranging from a rare 18th C. mss journal, to a Wise forgery, to an anti-nuke protest poster. Catalogue Link Oct 05, 2016
29 Daniel Crouch Rare Books Catalogue VIII Views of London Catalogue Link Oct 04, 2016
30 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles 30 Items Catalogue Link Oct 04, 2016
31 Mullen Books Fall Sale Items (30% Off) Over 200 fine, rare, and esoteric tiles. Catalogue Link Sep 28, 2016
32 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Amsterdam Fair List 2 Charts & Maps Catalogue Link Sep 28, 2016
33 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Amsterdam Fair List 1 Books Catalogue Link Sep 28, 2016
34 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Catalogue 79 - MUSICAL MANUSCRIPTS Part II: N-Z, including autograph manuscripts, copyist manuscripts, and autograph musical quotations Catalogue Link Sep 27, 2016
35 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 248: Music FIfteen items on music, 18th to 20th centuries, with full-color illustrations. Catalogue Link Sep 27, 2016
36 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd Preview of Catalogue 84: Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera Catalogue 84-209 Items Catalogue Link Sep 27, 2016
37 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Catalogue 79 - MUSICAL MANUSCRIPTS Part I: A-M, including autograph manuscripts, copyist manuscripts, and autograph musical quotations Catalogue Link Sep 20, 2016
38 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 247: Portuguese Africa 114 items on Portuguese Africa, 16th to 21st centuries, with color illustrations. Catalogue Link Sep 20, 2016
39 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles E-list 30 Items Catalogue Link Sep 20, 2016
40 Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books From the Library of George and Ira Gershwin E-catalogue Catalogue Link Sep 16, 2016
41 J. Patrick McGahern Books Catalogue 246 Rare, Scarce and Interesting Books Catalogue Link Sep 15, 2016
42 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Medicine & Pharmacy E-catalogue Catalogue Link Sep 15, 2016
43 Nick Aretakis Americana New Acquisitions - September 2016 Printed, manuscript, & visual Americana Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
44 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 246: Nine Recent Acquisitions Nine recent acquisitions, with full-color illustrations. Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
45 Bernard Quaritch Limited Women Travellers Books, manuscripts and photographs by and about women travellers from 1717 to 1968 Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
46 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC THE PAUL JACKSON OPERA COLLECTION Part VII: R-S Autograph Letters, Signed Scores, Printed Music, Books, Programs, Drawings, Posters, Prints, Photogr Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
47 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
48 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Medicine & Pharmacy E-catalogue Catalogue Link Sep 08, 2016
49 Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd PHOTOGRAPHIC PERIODICALS A - D I am please to offer for sale the first of a multi-part series of catalogues from our extensive hold Catalogue Link Sep 07, 2016
50 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles - September 6, 2016 E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Sep 07, 2016

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cartwright (George). <i>A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador...,</i> first edition, with A.L.s. from the author, 1792. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i>Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World,</i> 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Fourier (Jean Baptiste Joseph). <i>Theorie Analytique de la Chaleur,</i> first edition, Paris, chez Firmin Didot, 1822. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Genealogiae Deorum,</i> additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mary I. Letter signed at the head "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, 1 page, 7th June 1556. The recall from exile of nine persons opposed to the Marian regime. £10,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Nelson (Horatio). Autograph Letter signed "Horatio Nelson" and written to Francis Drake, British Minister at Genoa, discussing the disposition of his "Cruizers" near Genoa. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Darwin (Charles). Unpublished Autograph Letter signed to Walter Raleigh Browne, playing down his scientific knowledge of comparative anatomy, 1881. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Murphew (J.). <i>The fair in an uproar, or, the dancing-doggs.</i> As they perform in Mr. Pinkeman's New Opera in Bartholomew Fair, 1707. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Chaucer (Geoffrey). <i>The Workes,</i> by [Nicholas Hill for] Thomas Petit, dwellyng in Paules churche yarde at the sygne of the Maydens heed, 1550. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Austen (Jane). <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> 3 vol., first edition, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>Stamboul Train,</i> first edition, first issue, 1932. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Churchill.- Fearon (Percy Hutton) "Poy". “Eat More Beef,” pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, [July 1928]. £400 to £600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> LAUTRÉAMONT. <i>Les Chants de Maldoror.</i> 1869. First edition, unbound, one of the rare copies dated 1869. €100 000 to €150 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> PAUL VERLAINE. Poème saturnien. March 31st -June 1st, 1885. Autograph poem signed and illustrated. €12 000 to €15 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. <i>L’Après-midi d’un faune.</i> 1876. Inscribed to Paul Gauguin. €30 000 to €40 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. <i>[La Cloche fêlée,</i> 1851–1855.] Signed autograph manuscript of one of the poems of Les Fleurs du mal. €25 000 to<br>€35 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. <i>Le Tombeau d’Edgar Poe.</i> Circa 1889. Signed autograph manuscript inscribed to Edmund Gosse. €40 000 to €60 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> GÉRARD DE NERVAL. Manuscrit autographe. 1855. Rare manuscript fragment of Aurelia with corrections. €20 000 to €30 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> PAUL VERLAINE. <i>La Bonne chanson.</i> 1870. First edition. One of 20 copies on Hollande paper in a mosaic binding by Noulhac. €15 000 to<br>€18 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> ARTHUR RIMBAUD. Autograph letter to his sister, July 10, 1891. One of the most beautiful letters by Rimbaud, about his last moments, illustrated with drawings of his leg. €80 000 to €100 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> GUSTAVE FLAUBERT. <i>Salammbô.</i> 1863. First edition. One of 25 copies on Hollande paper, this one inscribed to Théophile Gautier. €30 000 to<br>€40 000
    <center><b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII :<br>XIXe siècle (1840–1898)<br>First editions – Reviews – Autograph letters and manuscripts<br>Auction in association with Binoche & Giquello on October 9th.</b></center>
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. <i>Les Fleurs du mal</i>. 1857. First edition, unbound.<br>€15 000 to €20 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. Barbey d’Aurevilly caricature. Original drawing (208 x 130 mm). 1865.<br>€20 000 to €30 000
    <b>Bibliothèque R. & B. L. VII, Oct. 9:</b> OSCAR WILDE. <i>The Ballad of Reading Goal by C.3.3.</i> 1898 First edition, publisher’s binding, one of 30 on Japan paper. €10 000 to €12 000

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