Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2016 Issue

eCatalogues: the future has arrived

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eCatalogues: the future has arrived

Tis’ the season to be jolly

 

From a distance the rare book business seems to be very similar to what it was twenty-five years ago but a closer look suggests not much is the same.  The Internet has changed the game.

 

This field, a few decades ago, was a combination of catalogues, shops, inventories, shows and reputations.  Today for most dealers the Internet has replaced their shops and their budgets for printed catalogues been reduced.  In their place fewer printed catalogues and more e-Catalogues are now the norm.

 

November ushers in the ‘high’ season and many dealers are issuing e-Catalogues.  Linked here are 30 that have been posted since October 1st and 20 more going back as far as September 7th.  Others will be posted as they are issued.  E-Catalogues are here to stay and their presence very welcome.  They are both flexible and highly appealing.

 

The appeal of printed catalogues will continue to linger but the emerging complexity and diversity of e-Catalogues confirm they are here to stay.

 

Online e-Catalogues

SnoBooksellerCatalogue NameDescriptionURL LinkDate Created
1 Antiquariaat Form The Islamic World 5 Books, maps, photographs, drawings and manuscripts celebrating 12 centuries of Islamic Culture Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
2 Bruce McKittrick Rare Books Material available at the 40th Annual Boston Int'l Antiquarian Book Fair 80 reasons to buy collectible material Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
3 J. Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. Catalogue 248 Early North America Travel & Emigration including autographed and association copies Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
4 James Cummins Bookseller Occultism, Witchcraft, and Horror A selection of our occult collection Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
5 Hordern House Rare Books Special Catalogue 2016 Catalogue of 45 items Catalogue Link Oct 27, 2016
6 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA 2016 Fall Highlights Recent acquisitions Catalogue Link Oct 26, 2016
7 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Women Authors Women Authors, Mostly Signed First Editions Catalogue Link Oct 26, 2016
8 Dan Wyman Books Rare American Judaica From the Colonial Era to the Great Depression and Beyond Catalogue Link Oct 26, 2016
9 The Specialists of the South, Inc. 90 Highlighted Books Auction Including First Edition & Signed Books Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
10 J. Patrick McGahern Books Early North American Travel & Emigration Including autographed and association copies Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
11 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 251: Medicine, Part II 100 items on medicine, 16th-21st centuries, color illustrations Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
12 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Catalogue 80 - AUTOGRAPH LETTERS OF COMPOSERS, SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS, &c. Part I: A-L Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
13 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Folios E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Oct 25, 2016
14 B. L. Rootenberg Boston Book Fair Catalogue A catalogue prepared of material selected for the fair Catalogue Link Oct 24, 2016
15 Michael S Kemp Bookseller Catalogue 84 British & Irish local history, topography, genealogy, architecture, etc Catalogue Link Oct 20, 2016
16 Bruce McKittrick Rare Books Covers Collectible early material Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
17 David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC A selection for the Boston Book Fair A one hundred item sampler Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
18 Lorne Bair Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera A selection of Material for the Book Book Fair A mix of radical social movement materials, graphics and ephemera Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
19 James Cummins bookseller Sporting Books & Prints No. 133 We are pleased to send you our latest sporting catalogue, with books, prints and manuscript material Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
20 Charles Kutcher - Kaaterskill Books Catalogue 22: Latin Americana items from the early 18th to the later 20th centuries: books and rare broadsides, hand-drawn maps an Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
21 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 250: China, Including Macau & Hong Kong Eighty-five items on China, including Macau and Hong Kong, from the 17th to 21st centuries, with ful Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
22 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Oct 18, 2016
23 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC THE PAUL JACKSON OPERA COLLECTION Part VIII: T-Z Autograph Letters, Signed Scores, Printed Music, Books, Programs, Drawings, Posters, Prints, Photogr Catalogue Link Oct 13, 2016
24 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Autumn Catalogue 2016 Travel & Voyages, Maritime history, Medicine & Pharmacy, Natural history, Science and Islamic World Catalogue Link Oct 12, 2016
25 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 249: India, Tibet & Ceylon India, Tibet & Ceylon: 128 items, 16th-21st centuries, with color illustrations Catalogue Link Oct 11, 2016
26 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Oct 11, 2016
27 Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta Classical Antiquity & Middle Ages (126) 919 items. Rare and Scholarly Books on Antiquity, Middle Ages and Humanism. Catalogue Link Oct 10, 2016
28 Tavistock Books Fresh Meat! A Catalogue of Rare and Medium-Rare New Arrivals. 44 items ranging from a rare 18th C. mss journal, to a Wise forgery, to an anti-nuke protest poster. Catalogue Link Oct 05, 2016
29 Daniel Crouch Rare Books Catalogue VIII Views of London Catalogue Link Oct 04, 2016
30 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles 30 Items Catalogue Link Oct 04, 2016
31 Mullen Books Fall Sale Items (30% Off) Over 200 fine, rare, and esoteric tiles. Catalogue Link Sep 28, 2016
32 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Amsterdam Fair List 2 Charts & Maps Catalogue Link Sep 28, 2016
33 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Amsterdam Fair List 1 Books Catalogue Link Sep 28, 2016
34 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Catalogue 79 - MUSICAL MANUSCRIPTS Part II: N-Z, including autograph manuscripts, copyist manuscripts, and autograph musical quotations Catalogue Link Sep 27, 2016
35 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 248: Music FIfteen items on music, 18th to 20th centuries, with full-color illustrations. Catalogue Link Sep 27, 2016
36 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd Preview of Catalogue 84: Recently Acquired Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera Catalogue 84-209 Items Catalogue Link Sep 27, 2016
37 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Catalogue 79 - MUSICAL MANUSCRIPTS Part I: A-M, including autograph manuscripts, copyist manuscripts, and autograph musical quotations Catalogue Link Sep 20, 2016
38 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 247: Portuguese Africa 114 items on Portuguese Africa, 16th to 21st centuries, with color illustrations. Catalogue Link Sep 20, 2016
39 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles E-list 30 Items Catalogue Link Sep 20, 2016
40 Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books From the Library of George and Ira Gershwin E-catalogue Catalogue Link Sep 16, 2016
41 J. Patrick McGahern Books Catalogue 246 Rare, Scarce and Interesting Books Catalogue Link Sep 15, 2016
42 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Medicine & Pharmacy E-catalogue Catalogue Link Sep 15, 2016
43 Nick Aretakis Americana New Acquisitions - September 2016 Printed, manuscript, & visual Americana Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
44 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 246: Nine Recent Acquisitions Nine recent acquisitions, with full-color illustrations. Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
45 Bernard Quaritch Limited Women Travellers Books, manuscripts and photographs by and about women travellers from 1717 to 1968 Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
46 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC THE PAUL JACKSON OPERA COLLECTION Part VII: R-S Autograph Letters, Signed Scores, Printed Music, Books, Programs, Drawings, Posters, Prints, Photogr Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
47 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Sep 13, 2016
48 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Medicine & Pharmacy E-catalogue Catalogue Link Sep 08, 2016
49 Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd PHOTOGRAPHIC PERIODICALS A - D I am please to offer for sale the first of a multi-part series of catalogues from our extensive hold Catalogue Link Sep 07, 2016
50 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles - September 6, 2016 E-List 30 Items Catalogue Link Sep 07, 2016

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Greco (Gioachino). <i>Primo modo del gioco de Partito…</i> Manuscript, France, 1624 or 1625. A collection of partiti, or 'chess problems' by one of the most important figures in the history of chess. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Herodotus. <i>Historiae,</i> translated into Latin by Lorenzo Valla and edited by Antonio Mancinelli. Venice, 1494. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Darwin (Charles). Autograph Letter signed to his cousin Reginald Darwin, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 27th March 1879. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Nicolay (Nicolas de). <i>The Navigations, peregrinations and voyages, made into Turkie,</i> first edition in English, Imprinted at London by Thomas Dawson, 1585. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de). <i>The Little Prince,</i> number 66 of 525 copies signed by the author, 1943. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Catlin (George, 1796-1872). Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees, watercolour, [circa 1834]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Genetics.- A collection of c.300 pamphlets on genetics comprising many of the major contributions from the first half of the 20th century. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> India.- Rajasthan.- Kota School (probably late 18th c.). Elephant in a landscape with chains around his feet, brush and black ink with opaque pigments. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Commelin (Caspar). <i>Horti medici Amstelaedamensis plantae rariores et exoticae,</i> first edition, 48 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, Leiden, F.Haringh, 1706. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Plague-water and cookery & medical recipes.- Jackson (Mrs Sarah). Medical and cookery recipes, manuscript in several hands, title and 134pp., 1688-1755. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Vernet (<i>After</i> Joseph, 1714-1789). <i>[Vues des ports de France],</i> sixteen plates (of 18), etchings and engravings by Charles Nicolas Cochin fils and Jacques Philippe Le Bas, [c.1760-1780]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Detmold (Edward Julius, 1883-1957). Parrots and Butterflies, watercolour. £2,500 to £3,500.
  • <b>Koller Auctions: Books & Autographs. March 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Jacques Gamelin. <i>Nouveau recueil d'osteologie et de myologie, dessine d'apres nature...</i> 2 parts in 1 vol., large folio, 82 copper plates. CHF 12,000 to 18,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Melchior Pfintzing. <i>Die geverlicheiten und einsteils geschichten des loblichen streytparen...</i> 118 woodcut engravings, first edition. CHF 30,000 to 50,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Book of hours. Handwritten Latin text on vellum. With 17 large miniatures, Flanders, c.1460. CHF 70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Maria Sibylla Merian. <i> Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,</i> 72 copper plates, Den Haag, 1726. CHF 60,000 to 90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Princess Diana, group of 6 ALS to the editor of British Vogue, 1989-92. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing with news after pledging support to King George III against the American rebels, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Ulysses S. Grant, photograph dated & signed as President, portrait by Brady, 1875. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Alexander Graham Bell, ALS, accepting an invitation to tea during his only trip to Japan, 1898. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Nikola Tesla, signature & date on his monogrammed correspondence card, 1935. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS, concerning his opera Rienzi, 1869. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, autograph note signed, requesting the address of Yvette Guilbert, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Claude Monet, ALS, to painter Harry Lachman, complaining that his vision has not improved, 1920s. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Friedrich Hölderlin, autograph manuscript, unsigned, 7 lines quoting Michael Denis's <i>Ossians und Sineds Lieder.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Guestbook for Lüchow's restaurant, over 400 signatures, including W.H. Auden, Grace Kelly & drawings by Charles Addams, NYC, 1950-56. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> George Washington, lottery ticket, signed, 1768. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Vaslav Nijinsky, postcard dated & signed, showing a drawing of him in <i>Schéhérazade,</i> 1916. $2,500 to $3,500.

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