• <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [RELIURE BRODÉE]. <i>Horae beatissimae...</i> Anvers, 1570. Reliure brodée de la Renaissance aux armes du duc d'Anjou. €50,000 to €70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> ARTOIS, comte d', futur Charles X. 75 lettres autographes au comte de Vaudreuil entre 1792 et 1804. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> [Pascal, Blaise]. <i>Lettres de A. Dettonville ...</i> Paris, 1658-1659. Rarissime édition originale en reliure de l'époque. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits<br>7 – 15 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Aragon, Louis. Ens. de 8 ouvrages avec envois à Jacques Lacan, dont "Blanche et l'oubli", 1967, sur grand papier. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Fermat, Pierre de. <i>Varia opera mathematica.</i> Toulouse,1679. Petit in-folio. Edition originale. De la bibliothèque de Jacques Lacan. €6,000 to €8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 7 – 15 Dec.:</b> Leduc, Violette. <i>La Bâtarde.</i> 1958-1963. Important manuscrit autographe, premier jet. 20 cahiers, env 2048 p. ms. €40,000 to €60,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2017 Issue

eCatalogues: the transition continues

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As the economics of rare book catalogues continues to decline many dealers have shifted from printed paper to electronic eCatalogues.  Here is a snapshot of the most recent fifty catalogues we have received.  They all deserve support.

 

In the trade the time-honored process of issuing printed catalogues has lost some of its appeal as the web has created new ways to reach buyers while undermining other aspects of the selling process.  In this transition period eCatalogues are finding a place in the selling mix.

 

Here is a link to the eCatalogue Section of Rare Book Monthly.

 

1 Henry Berry, books/ephemera Einstein-related letters, Jose Rodriquez Migueis manuscripts Letters about Einstein by friends, Portuguese writer manuscripts
2 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Igor Stravinsky A Collection of Works by and about the Composer, Libretti, and Scores
3 Daniel Crouch Rare Books The John W. Galiardo Collection of World Maps E-catalogue
4 Antiquates Ltd Ink Fair London 2017 Highlights of our stock, exhibited at the INK Fair London
5 Antiquates Ltd List Ay - Presentations & Associations 70 presentation and association copies
6 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 280: Railroads Thirty items on railroads in Latin America, Africa, and Europe, with color illustrations.
7 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd Antiquarian Titles: 36th Annual Conference on the International Association of Law Libraries E-List 37 Titles
8 Daniel Crouch Rare Books Mapping London 70 Plans
9 John Randall (Books of Asia) Catalogue 31: The Languages of South Asia We are pleased to announce our latest catalogue of 209 items on the languages of South Asia, togethe
10 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 279: Nine 19th-c. Portuguese African Imprints Printed in Angola, Moçambique, and São Thomé
11 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Fall 2017 Seasonal miscellany featuring Nicolay & Hay's Lincoln with a signed document by John Hay laid in, a
12 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Summer 2017 Seasonal miscellany
13 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Spring 2017 Seasonal miscellany
14 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Italian History & Culture and The Grand Tour Histories and travelogues in English & Italian related to The Grand Tour
15 Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA Women Authors Mostly signed first editions of works by notable women authors
16 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd Catalogue 87: Books, Manuscripts. Pamphlets & Ephemera: 15th to 20th Centuries Catalogue 87
17 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Religion & Devotion Part II
18 J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC Rare Printed Music for Strings & Books, Autographs, and Prints Relating to Stringed Instruments Autumn 2017
19 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles E-List 30 Items
20 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 278: Brazilian and Portuguese Books, 1516-1843 95 Brazilian and Portuguese books, 1516-1843, with color illustrations
21 Riverrun Books & Manuscripts Poetry: 20th and 21st Century 286 books and manuscripts
22 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 277: Ten Recent Acquisitions Ten recent acquisitions.
23 Daniel Crouch Rare Books 16 Maps from Gerard de Jode’s Speculum Orbis Terrarum
24 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books, Pamphlets and a Photograph E-List 30 Items
25 Antiquates Ltd List Aw - Recent acquisitions 50 books, sixteenth-twentieth centuries
26 Antiquates Ltd List Av - Juvenile & Education 50 books by, for or about children and education
27 Musinsky Rare Books, Inc. E-Catalogue 12 22 Continental Books and Manuscripts
28 E. K. Schreiber October 2017 List 25 Early Continental Books
29 The Wayfarer's Bookshop 50 Original Historical Photographs of British Columbia On display at the Vancouver rare book show
30 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 276: Italian Imprints Thirty-three Italian imprints, with full-color illustrations
31 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Titles E-List 30 Items
32 Daniel Crouch Rare Books 20 Maps from the 1490 & 1507 Rome Ptolemies E-catalogue
33 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Women and Society Books, drawings and manuscripts on, by, and for women
34 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 275: Military Military: an illustrated list with 196 items.
35 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books, Pamphlets and Manuscripts E-List 30 Items
36 The Wayfarer's Bookshop Exploration, Travels & Voyages New acquisitions & selected stock highlights
37 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books, Pamphlets, Manuscripts, Photographs and a Broadside E-List 30 Items
38 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 274: Periodicals, Including Newspapers, Reviews, Journals, and Magazines Periodicals, Including Newspapers, Reviews, Journals, and Magazines, with full-color illustrations
39 Patrick McGahern Books Catalogue 258 Canadiana, Arctic, Angling & Hunting, and Literature
40 Lord Durham Rare Books LDRB Offering AUG 2017 37 item: 4 Collections; 16 Books; 3 Maps ; 5 Manuscripts ; 2 Photos and 7 Ephemera
41 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Natural History III E-catalogue
42 Dan Wyman Books Catalogue 210 Rare Jewish, Christian, and Secular Imprints from the 1500-1600s
43 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books and Pamphlets E-List 30 Items
44 Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books Special List 273: Miscellany of 187 Relatively Recent Portuguese Publications Relatively Recent Portuguese Publications, including bibliography and books about books, reference,
45 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd American Law Before 1860: 30 Titles E-List 30 Items
46 Antiquariaat Forum & Asher Rare Books Africa E-catalogue
47 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 New Arrivals: Books and Pamphlets E-List 30 Items
48 The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd 30 Law Dictionaries and Encyclopedias E-List 30 Items
49 Parigi Books Catalog No. 3 - Weird Tales and the Art of Margaret Brundage A selection of Weird Tales magazines from the 1930s featuring stories by Robert E. Howard (including
50 Parigi Books Catalog No. 2 - Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction More than 70 titles by Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, Richa

Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Bernardus Sylvanus, one of the earliest printed maps of the New World, woodcut, Venice, 1511. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johannes Blaeu, <i>Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula,</i> Amsterdam, 1662. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Emanuel Bowen & John Gibson, <i>Atlas Minimus,</i> miniature atlas, London, 1758. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Henry Andrews, <i>The Botanist's Repository for New & Rare Plants,</i> London, 1797-1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Night Heron or Qua Bird, Plate CCXXXVI,</i> hand-colored aquatint, 1835. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Basilius Besler, group of 30 folio engravings, <i>Hortus Eystettensis,</i> Eichstatt, 1613. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Henri Chatelain, <i>Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud...,</i> Amsterdam, 1719. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Arnoldus Montanus, <i>Die Unbekante Neue Welt...,</i> German text edition, Amsterdam, 1673. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> BULLER, Walter Lawry. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND.</i> London, Van Voorst, 1873. Special De-Luxe edition of this already rare work.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> GIBBS, May. <i>Gum-Nut Babies.</i> Sydney: Angus and Robertson, Ca. 1918.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> SWIFT, Jonathan. <i>TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.</i> London: Printed for Benj.Motte. 1727.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> JUKES, Joseph Beete. <i>NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGE OF H.M.S. FLY…</i> London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. First Edition.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> <i>SOMERVILLE, E OE. IN THE VINE COUNTRY.</i> London: W H Allen & Co Limited, 1893.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> MAWE, John. <i>The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot.</i> London : 1825. Rare.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> PARKINSON, John. <i>Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants…</i> London, Thomas Cotes, 1640.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> c. 1150 decorated MONASTIC MISSAL LEAF, Southern Germany/Austria.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> LEGGE, Captain W. Vincent. <i>A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF CEYLON.</i> London, The Author, 1880.
    <b>ANZAAB Joint Catalogue:</b> AUNT HANNAH. <i>SOME ADVENTURES IN THE LIFE OF A COCKATOO.</i> Published in New York by R. Shugg and Co., 1872.

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