Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2017 Issue

eCatalogues: the transition continues

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As the economics of rare book catalogues continues to decline many dealers have shifted from printed paper to electronic eCatalogues.  Here is a snapshot of the most recent fifty catalogues we have received.  They all deserve support.

 

In the trade the time-honored process of issuing printed catalogues has lost some of its appeal as the web has created new ways to reach buyers while undermining other aspects of the selling process.  In this transition period eCatalogues are finding a place in the selling mix.

 

Here is a link to the eCatalogue Section of Rare Book Monthly.

 

1 Henry Berry, books/ephemera Einstein-related letters, Jose Rodriquez Migueis manuscripts Letters about Einstein by friends, Portuguese writer manuscripts
2 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Igor Stravinsky A Collection of Works by and about the Composer, Libretti, and Scores
3 Daniel Crouch Rare Books The John W. Galiardo Collection of World Maps E-catalogue
4 Antiquates Ltd Ink Fair London 2017 Highlights of our stock, exhibited at the INK Fair London
5 Antiquates Ltd List Ay - Presentations & Associations 70 presentation and association copies
6 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 280: Railroads Thirty items on railroads in Latin America, Africa, and Europe, with color illustrations.
7 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd Antiquarian Titles: 36th Annual Conference on the International Association of Law Libraries E-List 37 Titles
8 Daniel Crouch Rare Books Mapping London 70 Plans
9 John Randall (Books of Asia) Catalogue 31: The Languages of South Asia We are pleased to announce our latest catalogue of 209 items on the languages of South Asia, togethe
10 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 279: Nine 19th-c. Portuguese African Imprints Printed in Angola, Moçambique, and São Thomé
11 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Fall 2017 Seasonal miscellany featuring Nicolay & Hay's Lincoln with a signed document by John Hay laid in, a
12 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Summer 2017 Seasonal miscellany
13 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Spring 2017 Seasonal miscellany
14 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Italian History & Culture and The Grand Tour Histories and travelogues in English & Italian related to The Grand Tour
15 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Women Authors Mostly signed first editions of works by notable women authors
16 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd Catalogue 87: Books, Manuscripts. Pamphlets & Ephemera: 15th to 20th Centuries Catalogue 87
17 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Religion & Devotion Part II
18 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Rare Printed Music for Strings & Books, Autographs, and Prints Relating to Stringed Instruments Autumn 2017
19 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles E-List 30 Items
20 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 278: Brazilian and Portuguese Books, 1516-1843 95 Brazilian and Portuguese books, 1516-1843, with color illustrations
21 Riverrun Books & Manuscripts Poetry: 20th and 21st Century 286 books and manuscripts
22 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 277: Ten Recent Acquisitions Ten recent acquisitions.
23 Daniel Crouch Rare Books 16 Maps from Gerard de Jode’s Speculum Orbis Terrarum
24 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books, Pamphlets and a Photograph E-List 30 Items
25 Antiquates Ltd List Aw - Recent acquisitions 50 books, sixteenth-twentieth centuries
26 Antiquates Ltd List Av - Juvenile & Education 50 books by, for or about children and education
27 Musinsky Rare Books, Inc. E-Catalogue 12 22 Continental Books and Manuscripts
28 E. K. Schreiber October 2017 List 25 Early Continental Books
29 The Wayfarer's Bookshop 50 Original Historical Photographs of British Columbia On display at the Vancouver rare book show
30 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 276: Italian Imprints Thirty-three Italian imprints, with full-color illustrations
31 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles E-List 30 Items
32 Daniel Crouch Rare Books 20 Maps from the 1490 & 1507 Rome Ptolemies E-catalogue
33 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Women and Society Books, drawings and manuscripts on, by, and for women
34 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 275: Military Military: an illustrated list with 196 items.
35 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books, Pamphlets and Manuscripts E-List 30 Items
36 The Wayfarer's Bookshop Exploration, Travels & Voyages New acquisitions & selected stock highlights
37 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books, Pamphlets, Manuscripts, Photographs and a Broadside E-List 30 Items
38 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 274: Periodicals, Including Newspapers, Reviews, Journals, and Magazines Periodicals, Including Newspapers, Reviews, Journals, and Magazines, with full-color illustrations
39 Patrick McGahern Books Catalogue 258 Canadiana, Arctic, Angling & Hunting, and Literature
40 Lord Durham Rare Books LDRB Offering AUG 2017 37 item: 4 Collections; 16 Books; 3 Maps ; 5 Manuscripts ; 2 Photos and 7 Ephemera
41 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Natural History III E-catalogue
42 Dan Wyman Books Catalogue 210 Rare Jewish, Christian, and Secular Imprints from the 1500-1600s
43 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books and Pamphlets E-List 30 Items
44 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 273: Miscellany of 187 Relatively Recent Portuguese Publications Relatively Recent Portuguese Publications, including bibliography and books about books, reference,
45 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd American Law Before 1860: 30 Titles E-List 30 Items
46 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Africa E-catalogue
47 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books and Pamphlets E-List 30 Items
48 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 Law Dictionaries and Encyclopedias E-List 30 Items
49 Parigi Books Catalog No. 3 - Weird Tales and the Art of Margaret Brundage A selection of Weird Tales magazines from the 1930s featuring stories by Robert E. Howard (including
50 Parigi Books Catalog No. 2 - Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction More than 70 titles by Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, Richa

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <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: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400

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