Sources in the Rare Book Transaction History

The following is a list of auction records, bibliographies, and certain historically important bookseller catalogues in the Rare Book Transaction History database, followed by the number of records in each source.
Click the source name for a description of that particular resource.

No. Source Name Total Records
1 25 Blythe Road 162
2 AbeBooks Most Expensive 70
3 Adams Amsterdam Auctions 4148
4 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
5 Addison and Sarova 4341
6 Ader 45448
7 Aguttes 11099
8 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 17779
9 Alaska Auction 2114
10 ALDE 54991
11 Alderfer Auction Company 1218
12 Alexander Autographs 10515
13 Alexander Historical Auctions 12612
14 AltaCal OL 250
15 American Art Association 99060
16 American Bibles 1480
17 American Book Auction Catalogues 10619
18 Americana Beginnings 679
19 Anderson Galleries 722516
20 Anderson Galleries 1604 622
21 Anderson Galleries 1642 672
22 Anderson Galleries 1685 300
23 Anderson Galleries 1686 1171
24 Anderson Galleries 70 Nuggets 71
25 Anteo Subastas 0
26 Antiquarian Auctions 11643
27 AntiquarianAuctions.com 16332
28 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
29 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
30 Arader Galleries 5114
31 Archives International Auctions 12579
32 Arenberg Auctions 2626
33 Artcurial 41971
34 Asher 367
35 Aspire Auctions 2240
36 Aste Bolaffi 1976
37 Auction Explorer Books 17337
38 Auctionata 11343
39 Audap and Mirabaud 5875
40 Australian Book Auctions 24965
41 Autographes Encheres 1198
42 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4639
43 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
44 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
45 Bangs 91508
46 Bauer 528
47 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 7028
48 Beaussant Lefevre 3437
49 Bent White Mountains 823
50 Bernard Quaritch 25960
51 Bibliopathos 568
52 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
53 Binoche et Giquello 13049
54 Blacksparrow 864
55 Blanchard's Auction Service 2
56 Bloomsbury Auctions 171978
57 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
58 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
59 Bolaffi SPA 758
60 Bonhams 144695
61 Books by the Falls 667
62 Booth & Williams 352
63 Bradford 6239
64 Braislin 1997
65 Brinley 9138
66 Britwell Court 1916 493
67 Brunk Auctions 1813
68 Bruun Rasmussen 37181
69 Bubb Kuyper 155979
70 Burgersdijk and Niermans 38592
71 Butterfield 1319
72 Carlsen Gallery 372
73 Case Antiques, Inc. 1103
74 Castner Auction 29
75 CD David 128
76 CDowning Auctions 293
77 CF Libbie 34633
78 Charles Hamilton 29959
79 Charles Heartman 3033
80 Charles Wood 33965
81 Charlton Hall 831
82 Check List American Railroads 2707
83 Chinese Question 498
84 Chiswick Auctions 3768
85 Christian Hesse Auktionen 6054
86 Christies 238122
87 Church 1433
88 Clars Auction Gallery 15307
89 Claude Aguttes 233
90 CNY Book Auctions 219
91 Cohasco 263
92 Collection MC 72
93 Comic Connect 100
94 Connecticut Book Auctions 175
95 Copley Fine Art Auctions 1008
96 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
97 Cottone 98
98 Coutau Begarie 4692
99 Cowans Auctions 15501
100 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
101 Dallas Auction Gallery 123
102 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
103 Dawson Book Shop 1189
104 De Baecque and Associes 9479
105 Decker 11230
106 Delvaux 348
107 Dirk Soulis Auctions 6129
108 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 131144
109 Dora Hood 85126
110 Dorotheum 39710
111 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 6344
112 Doyle New York 19721
113 Drouot Estimations 96
114 DSloan 4295
115 Du Mouchelles 180
116 Dupont 255
117 Dush 863
118 Early American 5196
119 Eberstadt 21456
120 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
121 Eldreds 10181
122 ERA Encheres 1798
123 EV Thompson 614
124 Evans 32214
125 Ferraton 37099
126 Field 1703
127 Field Auction 4879
128 Florence Number Nine 37
129 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 7100
130 Forum Auctions 14699
131 Forum Auctions in Italy 3958
132 Francis Edwards 166736
133 Francis Harper 73
134 Freemans 23413
135 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
136 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
137 Galerie Bassenge 115348
138 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
139 Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. 3
140 Gateway Gallery Auction 384
141 George Littlefield 16134
142 Gibson Auction Inc. 404
143 Goelet 895
144 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 3158
145 Goldschmidt 49633
146 Gonnelli Casa DAste 15774
147 Goodspeed 233888
148 Gowans 309
149 Grays Auctioneers 4578
150 Grogan and Company 362
151 Guernseys 6224
152 Guillaumot Richard 402
153 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
154 Harmsworth 5068
155 Hartung and Hartung 31862
156 Hauff and Auvermann 39415
157 Hauswedell and Nolte 24873
158 HBradley Martin 48
159 Henkels 6698
160 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 17747
161 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
162 Heritage Auctions 623511
163 Heritage Map Museum 109
164 Hessney Auction Company 2
165 HNestler 3022
166 Holabird Associates 1527
167 Holabird Kagin Americana 25169
168 Holliday 1233
169 Howell 8059
170 Howes US IANA 11600
171 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
172 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
173 HRS California 489
174 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
175 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
176 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
177 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
178 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
179 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
180 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
181 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
182 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
183 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
184 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
185 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
186 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
187 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
188 HRS TN Nashville 481
189 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
190 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
191 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
192 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
193 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
194 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
195 HRS Wisconsin 569
196 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
197 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
198 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
199 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
200 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
201 Huntington1269 308
202 Huntington1309 330
203 Huntington1406 245
204 Huntington1698 1015
205 HV Jones Sale 580
206 HVJones 304
207 HVJones Check List 1746
208 Il Ponte 3648
209 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 5932
210 Jacksons Auction 471
211 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
212 James D Julia Auctioneers 2468
213 JandS 13489
214 Jasper52 112
215 JellyFishTree 1821
216 Jenkins 628
217 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
218 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
219 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH 28303
220 JMW Auction Gallery 1780
221 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
222 John Howell Books Americana 718
223 John McInnis Auctioneers 4034
224 Johns Western Gallery 2826
225 Johnson 1415
226 Kapandji Morhange 13221
227 Kedem Auction 15543
228 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
229 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
230 Keno Auctions 15
231 Kestenbaum and Company 4822
232 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 39538
233 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 78759
234 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 289122
235 KLeach 5502
236 Knotty Pine Auction Service 8039
237 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 4289
238 Kraus 569
239 Laird Park 394
240 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 14884
241 Lathrop Harper 14598
242 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
243 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
244 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
245 Leekley 373
246 Leland Little Auctions 1387
247 Leonard and Company 1
248 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 20421
249 LF Robinson 1304 701
250 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
251 Light Horse Auctions 169
252 Littell 1141
253 Longs 11280
254 Ludewig 1220
255 Lyon and Turnbull 18158
256 MacManus 65020
257 Madigan 213
258 Maggs 60208
259 Maggs VI 542
260 Maître Bernard GALATEAU 0
261 Map World 422
262 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 18741
263 Marshall 1044
264 Mayfair Book Auctions 70
265 McLemore Auction Company 63
266 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
267 Merwin Clayton Sales Company 275505
268 Merwin Sales Company NY 0
269 Michaans Auctions 2498
270 Michael Brown 781
271 Michael Treloar 986
272 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 4473
273 Midland 64251
274 Minerva Auctions Roma 13501
275 Moreshet Auctions 2160
276 Morton Casa de Subastas 14491
277 Mossgreen 948
278 MS Rare Books 34295
279 Murphy 3307
280 NAMagazines 255
281 National Art Galleries 1932 157
282 National Book Auctions 64474
283 Neal Auction Company 3783
284 Neret Minet and Tessier 29807
285 New England Auctions 2142
286 New England Book Auctions 15928
287 Norris 4311
288 North American Auction Company 471
289 Northeast Auctions 1873
290 Nosbüsch & Stucke 15606
291 Nye & Company Auctioneers 402
292 OGER et CAMPER 720
293 OGER et DUMONT 100
294 OGER et SEMONT 531
295 Old World Auctions 52838
296 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
297 OSENAT 5567
298 OShaughnessy 26643
299 Otto Lange 23114
300 Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC 410
301 Paige Auction 1092
302 Pandolfini 1684
303 Parke Bernet 242074
304 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
305 PBA Galleries 154584
306 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
307 Pennypacker943 6707
308 Penrose 365
309 Philobiblon Auctions 2552
310 PIASA 38739
311 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
312 Pierre Berge and Associes 9896
313 Pilling 5532
314 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
315 PosterConnection Inc. 1777
316 Potomack Company 1251
317 Potter and Potter Auctions 14895
318 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
319 Profiles in History 27213
320 Purcell Auctioneers 4723
321 Quagga Rare Books and Art 437
322 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 8223
323 Rago Arts and Auctions 2225
324 Ralph Kristiansen 966
325 Randall and Windle 4447
326 Reiss and Sohn 59367
327 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
328 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
329 Rice 2645
330 RJM Autographs and Antiques 630
331 RM Smythe 923
332 Robert Brown 163
333 Robert Hayman 9117
334 Robert Siegel Galleries 6402
335 Robinson 9390
336 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 48643
337 Rosenbach 8252
338 Rossini 10299
339 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
340 RR Auction 94075
341 RW Olivers 550
342 Sabin 106729
343 Sabin Handy Bib 995
344 Sawyer 34396
345 Scott & O'Shaughnessy 4087
346 Scribner 14048
347 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
348 Shapiro Auctions 184
349 Sheppards Irish Auction House 264
350 Siebert 1084
351 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
352 Skinner 20045
353 Soler Y Llach 4618
354 Soliday 5224
355 Sotheby Parke Bernet 15509
356 Sothebys 1049210
357 Southern 9651
358 Spink Shreves Galleries 1294
359 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 4435
360 Stockholms Auktionsverk 2746
361 Streeter 4423
362 Swaen Map Auction 10376
363 Swann Galleries 388676
364 Tajan 13710
365 Terry Part I 361
366 Terry Part II 370
367 Terry Part III 444
368 The Antiquarian Book 57
369 The Written Word Autographs 4292
370 Thomas Scheler 116
371 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1755
372 Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers 0
373 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
374 TN Luther Books 35327
375 Tooveys 16819
376 Trafford Books 2344
377 Treadway Gallery 0
378 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books 6019
379 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
380 University Archives 1598
381 UP James 6491
382 Valley Auctions 453
383 Venator and Hanstein 26057
384 Vermot de Pas 19907
385 Vinson 112
386 Waddingtons 877
387 Walpole Galleries 53757
388 Watkins Americana 184
389 Waverly Auctions 22336
390 Webbs 546
391 William Allen 13871
392 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals 1046
393 William Parkinson 505
394 William Salloch 11786
395 William Schab 4827
396 Winner's Auctions Ltd 1796
397 Winter Associates 1183
398 Witten 109
399 Woolley and Wallis 1128
400 Wright Howes 12365
401 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
402 Zamorano Eighty 80
403 Zisska and Kistner 22702
404 Zisska and Lacher 13600
405 Zisska and Schauer 28797
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
  • <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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</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. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
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