Source : Howes

Source Title U.S.IANA (1650-1950)


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Scope of Text

Books confined to the history of the United States as collecting U.S.IANA. This book is to satisfy curiosity concerning bibliographical essentials, relative uncommonness and commercial value of every included entry.

Further specific exclusions in a carefully worded title-page—are here recapitulated for emphasis and clarification:

  1. From an avowed "bibliography of books" pamphlets might technically have been omitted in toto; that being manifestly undesirable, those containing as many as twenty-four pages are, by compromise, arbitrarily considered "books" and entered as such. Except for a few items of transcendent importance, tracts and brochures of fewer pages— along with circulars, broad-sheets and broad-sides—are excluded. The absence of such fragile and seldom-seen ephemera should not too often prove a source of disappointment to information-seekers.
  2. A blanket exclusion applies to all books printed prior to 1650. In a work aimed at contributing the greatest good to the greatest number, space devoted to the dread complexities of De Bry, Hulsius and other contemporary annalists of that shadowy era of our remote antiquity, can be alloted more profitably to material on later periods, holding today far wider popular appeal. One is forced to recognize that present-day interest is—for some unknown reason—far more centered on comparatively recent exploits and events, within our interior valleys and along the shifting rim of a far-flung Western frontier, than it is, or ever will be, in activities—equally heroic and noteworthy —confined to the Atlantic seaboard, in a long-gone and forgotten yesterday.
  3. Another blanket exclusion—of books relating to our insular possessions, including, of course, Hawaii—is mildly regrettable; but the inclusion of these subjects (and the voluminous maritime literature they involve) would mean a sacrifice of space unjustifiably disproportionate to the benefits afforded a comparatively small portion of our population.
  4. No reasonable man, if such exists, can regret a further blanket exclusion: that of the innumerable "common" or "insignificant" books whose original editions command current prices of less than ten dollars each. Man's brief life permits all too little time for consequential books; why, then, waste it on trivia? No mature collector buys material in that category; and books unfit for purchase are surely unfit for admittance into a selective bibliography. An unweeded garden is close kin to a jungle! This work, then, is highly selective; aside from its rejection of common items, entirely too much so for that majestic coterie of the chosen few—the advanced collectors, specialty experts and hypercritical pedants—who, for the highly uncommon books in which alone they delight, demand a relatively unlimited inclusiveness. It should, however, prove sufficiently ample to meet, in some real measure, the needs of the less exacting group for which it is designed: that large group composed of the average collector, the average historical student, the average library-worker, the average antiquarian bookseller.

Total Records in AED 11600
  • <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 113. EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955. Autograph Manuscript Signed<br>("A. Einstein") on final page.<br>US$ 80,000-120,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 10. BURNS, ROBERT. 1759-1796. Autograph Revised Manuscript, <i>Monody on Maria<br>R._________</i> US$ 10,000-15,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 100. WOOLF, VIRGINIA. 1882-1941. Autograph Letter Signed ("AVS"), 4 pp recto and verso, 8vo. US$ 10,000-15,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 28. DICKINSON, EMILY. 1830-1886. Autograph Note Signed ("Emily"). US$ 10,000-15,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 79. REVERE, PAUL. 1735-1818. Autograph Note Signed ("Paul Revere"), 1 p, oblong 16mo. US$ 10,000-15,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 22. DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. Autograph Letter Signed ("C. Darwin"), 2-1/2 pp, 8vo. US$ 8,000-12,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 58. OYCE, JAMES. 1882-1941. Autograph Letter Signed ("James Joyce"), December 5, 1920. US$ 8,000-12,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 249. MATISSE, HENRI. 1869-1954. MALLARMÉ, STEPHANE. Poésies. Lausanne: Albert Skira, 1932. US$ 40,000-60,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 229. STOKER, BRAM. 1847-1912. Dracula, 1899. <i>First American edition, inscribed by the author</i>. US$ 12,000-18,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 241. GAUGUIN, PAUL. 1848-1903. [Noa Noa, Vojage de Tahiti. 1893-1894.] US$ 15,000-25,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 233. CHAGALL, MARC. 1887-1985. Poémes. Geneva: Cramer Éditeur, 1968. 124 pp. Poems. US$ 20,000-30,000
    <b>Bonhams Dec 9th: </b> Lot 20. CUMMINGS, EDWARD ESTLIN. 1894-1962. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("E.E. Cummings"), headed "Poem". US$ 5,000-8,000
  • Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Davies, John, of Hereford. <i>Wittes Pilgrimage</i>. London, [1605?]. $10,000-15,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Rowley, Samuel. <i>When you See Me, You know Mee</i>. London, 1632. $3,000-5,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: <br>Ariosto, Lodovico (John Harington, trans.). <i>Orlando Furioso in English Heroical Verse</i>. (London, 1591). $90,000-120,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Marlowe, Christopher. <i>The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta</i>. London, 1633. $40,000-60,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Caius, Joannes. <i>Of Englishe Dogges</i>. London, 1576. $30,000-50,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan, <i>Or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth</i>. London, 1651. $25,000-35,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Missal, Use of Sarum. <i>Missale ad usu[m] insignis ac preclare ecclesie Sar[um]</i>. London, [1512]. $15,000-20,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Bacon, Sir Francis. <i>Instauratio Magna [Novum Organum]</i>. London, 1620. <br>$20,000-30,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Walton, Izaak. <i>The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation</i>. London, 1653. $70,000-100,000
    Sotheby's NY December 2-4:<br>Milton, John. <i>Poems</i>. London, 1645. $25,000-35,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Baldwin, William. <i>A Myrroure for Magistrates</i>. London, 1559. $100,000-$150,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Newton, Isaac. <i>Opticks</i>. London, 1704. Presentation copy given by the author to Edmund Halley. $400,000-600,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Shakespeare, William. <i>Poems</i>. London, 1640. $150,000-200,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Chaucer, Geoffrey. <i>Canterbury Tales</i>. London, 1526. $200,000-$300,000
    Sotheby's NY Dec 2-4: Donne, John. Autograph letter signed to Lord Chancellor Ellesmere, presenting a first edition of <i>Pseudo-Martyr</i>, London, 1610. $150,000-200,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A patriot who fought with George Washington Superb Daguerreotype of Baltus<br>Stone at age 101 (1846).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Edward Curtis portrait of Honovi, Walpi Snake Priest "Honovi was one of the author's principal informants" (1910).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Execution of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators by Alexander Gardner (1865).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, and the other siblings with their father Lyman Beecher. By Mathew Brady (1850s).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> From Slaves to World-Famous Entertainers Millie-Christine, "The Two-Headed Nightingale" (c. 1868-71)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Goldfield, Nevada Photograph Collection Fabled Western Mining Boomtown (1905-1906)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Tycoon-Collector Benjamin Richardson poses with his great-grandson as appeared in parade.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Alexander Gardner portrait of Lincoln the only known copy, ex-John Hay (1863).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Magnificent Niagara Falls album with a strong provenance (1867).
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Spectacular American West Album From Yosemite to Salt Lake City to San Francisco.
  • 15 December 2015
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 235. Fleming (Ian). Fine Set of James Bond First Editions. €3500–5000.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 237. Kipling (Rudyard) Attractive First Editions. <i>The Jungle Book</i> and <i>The Second Jungle Book</i>. €800–1400.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 276. Boole (George). The Ones & Zero’s that Changed The World. Boole’s Masterpiece. €5000-7000.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 298. Ussher (James) Britannicum, Ecclesiarum Antiquitates. In Very Fine Binding by Hering of London. €550-750.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 307. Carswell (Robert). Pathological Anatomy - Illustrations of the Elementary Forms of Disease. Important Work with Coloured Plates. €2000-3000.
    15 December 2015
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 355. Stearne (John) M.D. Early Dublin Printing. Oanatoaoria, seu, De Morte Dissertatio. €400-600.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 453. [Webb (John)] ed. An Exceptional Rarity. The Most Noble Antiquity of Great Britain vulgarly... €1500-2000.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 494.<br>Co. Limerick: A broadside poster. <i>Immigration More News About Jamaica!</i> €400-600.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 521. Wright (W.). The Complete Fisher: or the True Art of Angling. €300-400.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 565. JACK B. YEATS. The First Cuala Broadside. The full set of 84 monthly issues, June 1908 to May 1915. €6000-7000.
    15 December 2015
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 573. KING, Richard J. <i>CHILD OF EIRE</i>. A finely-worked original coloured drawing (or cartoon) for a stained glass window. €3000-4000.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 578. BRACKEN, Brendan. An important collection of eleven autograph signed letters to his mother,<br>1920-28. €1750-2500.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 621. Stoker (Bram). <i>Dracula</i>. Very Good Copy, First Edn. 1897. €3500-5000.
    Fonsie Mealy Dec 15th: Lot 781. Rare American Coloured Plate Book. The Iris: An Illuminated Souvenir, for MDCCCLII. €750-1250.
  • Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, Featuring the Mapping of America
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>William Faden, <i>The North American Atlas</i>, London, 1777.<br>$300,000 to $500,000.
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Jodocus Hondius, <i>Historia Mundi: or Mercator's Atlas</i>, London, 1635. $30,000 to $50,000.
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8: Lewis and Clark, <i>History of the Expedition</i>, first edition,<br>Philadelphia & New York, 1814.<br>$60,000 to $90,000.
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, Featuring the Mapping of America
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8: John Melish, <i>Map of the United States</i>, engraved folding map, Philadelphia, 1816. $30,000 to $50,000.
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8: Thomas Jefferson, <i>[Between Albemarle Sound and Lake Erie]</i>, engraved folding map, London, 1787. $15,000 to $25,000.
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, Featuring the Mapping of America
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8: Mark Catesby, 31 hand-colored engraved plates from <i>The Natural History of Carolina</i>, first edition, London, 1731-46. $12,000 to $18,000.
    Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8: Peter van den Keere, <i>Germania Inferior</i>, leather-bound folio, Amsterdam, 1617. $12,000 to $18,000.
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