Rare Book Monthly

Articles - September - 2011 Issue

eCatalogues:  Coming to a Computer Near You

E-catalogues

Electronic Catalogues are now more frequently employed

This month there are nine eCatalogues from AE Members.  If you are at least a research member you can post catalogues as you issue them and we are more and more closely linking them to AE Monthly.  We are already providing a link to this section on AE Monthly pages.  This month, for the first time, they are included as section III of the monthly email.  The field needs this option because the economics of bookselling are rapidly shifting.   Catalogues are costly to produce and mail and require that material be set aside for inclusion.  The new electronic catalogues can be composed easily, an overleaf inserted to explain the focus, and links to the catalogue sent to prospects all in the same day if not in fact in just an hour.  These catalogues also have no incremental cost.

Their chief downside is that they arrive by email and can be easily dismissed because they arrive looking like every other message.  We are working to resolve both this issue and to provide a very appealing and easy to use format.

In the meantime we thank those members that are preparing eCatalogues and bringing them to our attention.  To our readers we suggest you consider trying this format.  It’s in its infancy but grows more robust.
   

Section III of AE Monthly this month includes nine catalogues posted over the past 45 days:

Douglas Stewart:  Off the Wall:  Australian Posters

Stuart Lutz:  Stuart Lutz Historical Documents – Monthly Newsletter

Laurens Hesselink:  Recent Additions [August]

David Lilburne:  Cook’s Last Voyage – The artistic vision of John Weber’s Prints

Jonathan Potter:  Our Printed Catalogue – on the web

Fran Durako:  Recent Arrivals

Laurens Hesselink:  Recent Additions [July]

Ken Huddleston:  Kenston Rare Books - Summer Catalogue

Link to the eCatalogue Page

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  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.

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