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Articles - February - 2013 Issue

Electronic Catalogues:  The Future Arrives

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Electronic Catalogues: part of the future

This past year saw a remarkable shift to electronic catalogues as the field of collectible books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera continued to migrate from the printed catalogue that had been the workhorse of the field for most of 200 years to its electronic cousin, the eCatalogues that is rapidly proliferating.

If you find something of interest all links are live.


Sno User Catalogue Name Description URL Link Date Created View Items
1 Vic Zoschak, Jr. A Collective Catalogue from various dealers The Collective Returns Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
2 Guy Heilenman Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers Catalogue 6: Fresh Materials Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
3 Guy Heilenman b b Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
4 Michael Buehler Boston Rare Maps Recent Acquisitions Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
5 Jonathan Potter Jonathan Potter Recent Additions Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
6 Michael Dawson Michael Dawson Collectible Photographs Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
7 Laurens Hesselink Antiquariaat Forum Recent Acquisitions Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
8 Seth Kaller Seth Kaller Collecting Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
9 Julian MacKenzie Shapero Rare Books The Winter Decorative Fair 2013 Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
10 Eric Waschke The Wayfarers Bookshop 2013 Exploration, Travel and Voyages: Maps Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
11 Simon Beattie Simon Beattie Selections for the California Book Fair Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
12 Nick Trimming Daniel Crouch - Miami Map Fair 2013 A fair selection Catalog Link Jan 29, 2013
13 Fran Durako The Kelmscott Bookshop Books on Sale Catalog Link Jan 02, 2013
14 Thomas Goldwasser Thomas A. Goldwasser Catalogue 25 143 items, mostly literature, artist books, and association copies Catalog Link Dec 22, 2012
15 Joseph Baillargeon Restoration Books Special List 29 November Catalog Link Dec 13, 2012
16 Eric Waschke The Wayfarer's Bookshop Winter 2012 Exploration, Travel & Voyage Books - Part II Catalog Link Dec 12, 2012
17 Laurens Hesselink Antiquariaat Forum Recent Acquisitions Catalog Link Dec 10, 2012
18 Nick Trimming Daniel Crouch Rare Books Curiosities Catalog Link Dec 07, 2012
19 Seth Kaller Seth Kaller, Inc Great Gifts ... just in time for the holidays Catalog Link Dec 06, 2012
20 Jonathan Potter Jonathan Potter Limited Gift Maps under BPS 250.- Catalog Link Dec 06, 2012
21 Lorne Bair Lorne Bair Rare Books Catalog 15: Graphic, Posters & Original Artworks Catalog Link Dec 04, 2012
22 Bernhard Lauser Voyager Press Travel Manuscripts with Travel Photographs Catalog Link Dec 04, 2012
23 Guy Heilenman Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers - Catalog 205 300+ Historic Newspapers... 1500's - Present... Abraham Lincoln, Nathan Hale, George Washington... Catalog Link Dec 03, 2012
24 Gabriel Boyers Schubertiade Music & Arts Holiday 2012 Catalogue Catalog Link Dec 02, 2012
25 Fran Durako Kelmscott Bookshop In the News [all links are live!] Catalog Link Dec 01, 2012
26 John Windle John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller: Catalogue 50 Selections for the Discerning Catalog Link Dec 01, 2012

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <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>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000

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