Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2011 Issue

My Account:  Here's Your Scoreboard for AE Services

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My Account is your control panel and scoreboard.

This month we are going to take a look at your "My Account" page here at AE. Everyone is entitled to one. Access comes by signing up for any level of membership, including free, and then logging in. If you are not a member, just click here to sign up for a free membership (or click the "Become a member" link at the top of the page).

 

Your My Account page is not so much a service as it is a control panel and scoreboard for the AE services you use. Now, we know many readers aren't taking advantage of these services. However, they are mainly free, or come along with other services to which you may already subscribe. You might as well use them, because they can help collectors and booksellers alike find material and save money. They can also save you an enormous amount of time. So, go ahead.

 

Once you log in, click the "My Account" link at the top right of the page. You will reach a page with neatly arranged boxes of columns and rows with information about your account. If you have just signed up, the columns will be filled with zeroes, but after you have begun using the services, the boxes will look more like the one displayed on this page.

 

Starting from the top of the left column, the first box is:

 

My Account Status - This box simply tells you about your account. For more details, and to change data about your account, just click on "My Account Status."

 

AE Services - This tells you the number of listings you have in various paid subscriber services (assuming you are a paid subscriber). Web Catalogues is a service for tracking a collection online. AE Footnotes is a service which allows you to create an online file of listings from the AE Database and attach it to an online "for sale" or bibliographic listing as a Footnote. Books for Sale shows the number of listings booksellers who participate in AE's Books for Sale program have posted at the moment.

 

Records Tracking - This service allows you to bookmark any books you find listed in searches on this site, whether at auction, in Books for Sale, or in the AE Database. Auctions and Books for Sale searches are accessible by free members, while the AED requires a subscription. Let's say you find a book with which you are unfamiliar and want to remember it for future reference. The results page for all searches contains a "track record" link at the top of the page. Just select the books you want to remember, click "track records," and the record is saved. Then go to your My Account page later on to retrieve the record. This is much better than writing the title down on a slip of paper, which you will never be able to find when you need it.

 

Along with retaining a record of the book, Records Tracking will let you know if a copy comes up at auction or in Books for Sale listings. If matches are showing, click "view now" to see them.

 

Title Matches (MatchMaker) - This box (and Keyword Matches) show matches received from MatchMaker. MatchMaker goes out and searches various sites for newly listed books everyday. Free members will receive listings of new matches at over 150 auction houses around the world as well as AE's Books for Sale. Subscribers at the Octavo or Folio level will also receive matches from various outside sites, such as AbeBooks and eBay. All you need to do is click "Add Title" to enter a title you want to find (or go to the MatchMaker page through the top toolbar link). Enter your title and/or author, and check for matches tomorrow.

 

Keyword Matches - This is the second part of MatchMaker. Here, instead of entering titles or authors you seek, you can enter topics or other terms of interest. This box will show how many matches you have in total, and how many new ones.

 

You can read more about MatchMaker by clicking here.

 

Auction Searches - This tells you how many auctions, and how many lots are being accessed right now when you conduct a search of upcoming auctions.

 

So, go ahead and sign up for a free (or premium) membership and try some of these out. Click here. 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €

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