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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>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> hand-painted collage. Sold for a record $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Couple passing a giant bird house,</i> watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1948. Sold for $16,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Miriam Troop, <i>Rain on Laundry Day,</i> oil on canvas, cover for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1940. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To All Fascists,</i> ink broadside for The League of American Writers, circa 1937. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Jo Mielziner, <i>Pet Shop Drop,</i> backdrop design for <i>Pal Joey</i> on Broadway, 1940. Sold for a record $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Lee Brown Coye, acrylic cover illustration for the 25th anniversary of <i>Weird Tales,</i> 1944. Sold for $18,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Virgil Finlay, <i>The Outsider & Others,</i> pen & ink dust jacket illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's book, 1939. Sold for $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Al Hirschfeld, <i>Paul Robeson as Othello,</i> illustration for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1942. Sold for $68,750
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Frederic Remington, pen & ink illustration for <i>A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers</i> in <i>The Century</i> magazine, 1889. Sold for $17,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE. Chronicling 20th century aviation from the earliest Wright Brothers images through commercial and military applications. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI LAB MODEL, 1957. Full scale vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, Moscow, [February, 1957]. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> FIRST TELEPHONE CALL TO THE MOON. Partial transcription signed by Apollo 11 astronauts and President Nixon. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> Apollo 11 Beta cloth crew emblem, SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE APOLLO 11 CREW. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> GEMINI 1/8 SCALE MODEL. Rarely seen large-scale contractor's model. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Dubliners,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1914. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> The Beatles.- Baker (Geoffrey.) 3 Autograph Letters and 1 Autograph Card signed to Ann Gosnell, addtionally sgn’d by George Harrison, John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon and others, 1968. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Pilgrim Press.- Dod (John). <i>A plaine and familiar exposition of the tenne commandements ...,</i> [Leiden], [William Brewster], 1617. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Automaton Chess Player & Mechanical Illusion.- Reynell (H., printer). “The Famous Chess-Player, No.14, St.James's-Street, next Brooks's,” broadside advertisement for "The famous Automaton", [1784]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Clemens (Samuel Langhorne). <i>Life on the Mississippi,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1883. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Arctic Sledge Flag.- Fulford (Reginald Baldwin). Sledge flag... HMS Discovery, 1875. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first edition, first printing, 1997. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Piranesi (Giovanni Battista). <i>Le Antichità Romane,</i> 4 vol., 1756. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, called). <i>Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores,</i> 3 parts in 1, Richard Ford's copy, Venice, Giovanni Battista Pasquali, 1751. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Atlases.- Speed (John). <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> bound with <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine,</i> 1631-27. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Anatomical illustration.- Aselli (Gaspare). <i>De lactibus sive lacteis venis... dissertatio,</i> first edition, Milan, Giovanni Battista Bidelli, 1627. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 8vo, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Bible, Italian.- Malermi Bible, woodcut illustrations, folio, Lazaro de Soardi & Bernardino Benali, Venice,1517. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, hand coloured, 87 double page engraved maps, [folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753]. £8,000 to £10,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> [Mirk (John)].- <i>Liber festivalis et Quatuor sermons</i> [bound with], [Le Roy (Pierre)] <i>A Pleasant Satyre or Poesie,</i> first edition in English, Widdow Orwin for Thomas Man, 1595, 8vo. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Antoninus Florentinus (Saint Archbishop of Florence). <i>Confessionale: Defecerunt…,</i> 8vo, Pietro Quarengi, Venice, 15 February 1499. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Jesuit Letters.- [Froes (Father Luigi) & et al.)] Avvisi del Giapone de gli anni 1582, 1583, 1584…, 1586 [bound with] Avvisi della Cina et Giapone…, FIRST EDITIONS, Rome. £1,000 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Plutarch & Probus (Aemilius). <i>Plutarchi Cheronei et Aemilii Probi Illustrium,</i> folio, Nicolas de Pratis for Jean-Petit, Paris, 1521. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Bible.- English. <i>The Byble in Englyshe of the Largest and Greatest volume,</i> elaborate woodcut border, text vignettes, folio, 1541. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Fore-edge Painting.- Lord George Byron, The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale, bound with 10 other titles, 4 plates marked 'Proof.', 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>September 25, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Manson (John). Twelve by Sixteen Papers of John Mason, a collection of 50 sheets of paper, some watermarked, 12 x 16”, c.1978. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Dr. No,</i> FIRST EDITION, original boards, dust-jacket, 8vo, 1958. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Eliot (T.S.) <i>Four Quartets,</i> NUMBER 121 of 290 COPIES, signed by author, 1960. £400 to £600

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