• <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000

Rare Book Monthly

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 Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio!</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio!</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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