• <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - July - 2018 Issue

Great Catalogues by Master Booksellers

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John R. Payne, bookman and appraiser, has cut the collecting apple in an unusual way.  He has written a folio volume about the best, preferred, and desirable cataloguers and catalogues he happened upon in his decades in the rare book field.  He explains it this way.  “Catalogues are the windows to the soul of the rare book trade” and he has prepared a 485 page volume identifying and describing 140 of them.  It’s a very appealing read, inevitably to become a collecting structure for sophisticated collectors who will spend years, if not decades, trying to acquire examples of each of the catalogues identified. It will be an entertaining pursuit and an education.

 

The 140 catalogues selected are subjective as they should be.  Those in and around the trade are known, on occasion, to hold strong opinions.  This volume sottovoce asks “what are your personal choices” and there will be few who don’t have them.  The genius of this book is that it asks a relevant question about which the trade will have an opinion, but one that has been rarely considered.  Everyone will have opinions while few will have the gumption and determination to see this type of project through to its well bound, well written conclusion.

 

No two persons will have the same list of dealers and catalogues.  His short-title list is attached to this story with a circulating set of images of ten of his selections.

 

The print run of this very desirable book is small as will be the audience that appreciates it.  But, for the few who do, it is quite valuable.

 

Here is a list of them.

 

  1. Tony Appleton.  The Writings of Stanley Morrison, 1976
  2. George Bates.  Murder:  Rare and Interesting Books Illustrating the Development of The Detective and Mystery Story [1934]
  3.  Birrell & Garnett, Ltd.  I Catalogue of Typefounders’ Specimens; II Books Printed in Founts of Historic Importance; III Works on Typefounding Printing & Bibliography, 1928
  4. Blackwell’s Rare Books.  B. H. Blackwell Ltd.  Rare and interesting books on Science mainly related to Transport and Technology, 1969, 1970, [1972]
  5. Henry G. Bohn.  A Catalogue of Books [The “Guinea Catalogue”], 1841
  6. The Book Sail.  Literature, Art and Artifacts That Will Forever Remain Among the Undead, 1984
  7. J. W. Bouton.  Bibliotheca Piscatoria, 1873
  8. Martin Breslauer, Inc.  Fine Books in Fine Bindings from the Fifteenth to the Present Century, [1979], and Fine Books in Fine Bindings from the Fourteenth to the Present Century, [1981]
  9. Martin Breslauer, Inc.  Fine Books and Manuscripts in Fine Bindings from the Fifteenth to the Present Century, [1992]
  10. Broadfoot’s Bookmark.  Confederate Imprints, 1982
  11. The Caveat Book Shop.  A Catalog of Rare Books & Manuscripts, 1946
  12. John Cochran.  A Catalogue of Manuscripts, 1829, together with A Second Catalogue of Manuscripts, 1837
  13. Charles Cox.  John Fowles:  The Collection, 2007, 2008, 2010
  14. William and Victoria Dailey, Antiquarian Books & Fine Prints.  Phantastica:  Rare & Important Psychoactive Drug Literature 1700 to the Present, 1979
  15. Wm. Dawson & Sons Ltd.  Medicine and Science, [1950]
  16. Peter Decker.  The George Soliday Collection of Western Americana, 1940-1945
  17. Bertram Dobell.  Catalogue of Books Printed for Private Circulation, 1891-1906
  18. Percy John Dobell.  The Literature of the Restoration, 1918
  19. P. J. & A. E. Dobell.  A Catalogue of XVIIIth Century Verse and A Catalogue of Books by and Relating to Dr. Jonathan Swift, 1933, six catalogues [combined]
  20. Dodd, Mead & Company.  Alexander Pope, [1909]
  21. Dulau & Company Limited.  A Collection of Original Manuscripts, Letters & Books of Oscar Wilde. [1928]
  22. Dulau & Company Limited.  A Catalogue for Typophiles of Books of Typographical Interest, 1932
  23. Edward Eberstadt & Sons.  The Northwest Coast, 1941
  24. Edward Eberstadt & Sons.  Indian Captivities & Massacres, 1943
  25. Edward Eberstadt & Sons.  Texas, [1963]
  26. Francis Edwards Ltd.  Catalogue of the Australasian Collection of Books and Pictures Formed by the late James Edge Partington, 1934
  27. Frederick Startridge Ellis (J. J. Holdsworth and George Smith).  Ellis’s Catalogue of British and American Book-Plates (Ex Libris) Collected by the late Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, K. C. B., etc., 1905-1906
  28. Frederick Startridge Ellis (J. J. Holdsworth and George Smith).  A Collection of Armorial Bookbindings of the Tudor, Stuart and Hanoverian Periods, 1927
  29. Les Enluminures Ltd.  Colorful!  Color in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Illumination, 2005
  30. Ex-Libris.  Constructivism & Futurism:  Russian & Other, 1977
  31. James Fergusson Books & Manuscripts.  David Garnett’s Family Books The Property of the Estate of David Garnett, 2009
  32. John. F. Fleming Incorporated.  English Books:  Literature, History, Religion, Science, Printed before 1640, 1958, and English Books:  Literature, History, Religion, Science, 1641-1700, 1962
  33. John F. Fleming Incorporated and Priscilla Juvelis Incorporated.  The Book Beautiful and The Binding as Art, 1983, and The Book Beautiful and the Binding as Art II, 1985
  34. Colin & Charlotte Franklin.  A Catalogue of Early Colour Printing from Chiaroscurro to Aquatint, 1977
  35. Gimbel Brothers.  An Important Collection of Incunabula, 1467-1500, 1941
  36. E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd.  The Revival of Learning, [1938]
  37. E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd.  Sources of English Literature Before 1640, [1938]
  38. E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd.  Old Books on Various Subjects and A Collection of Early Photographs and Books Commemorating the Centenary of Fox Talbot and Daguerre, 1839-1939, 1939
  39. E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd.  Catalogue One Hundred, [1955]
  40. Goodspeed’s Book Shop.  Rare Americana, 1927
  41. Goodspeed’s Book Shop.  Printed in the Confederacy, [1987]
  42. Herbert E. Gorfin.  Catalogues no. 1-38 and five supplements, 1913-1930
  43. Gotham Book Mart.  We Moderns, 1920-1940, 1940
  44. Lathrop C. Harper, Inc.  Catalogue of a Selection of Incunabula from over 150 Presses, [1927-1930]
  45. Peter Harrington.  The Winnie-The-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally, 2011
  46. Michael D. Heaston, Rare Books & Manuscripts.  How They Went West! [1988]
  47. W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.  E. M. Forster’s Library, 1971
  48. J. N. Herlin, Inc.  Brain Storms, 1983
  49. Jonathan A. Hill.  Catalogus  Catalogorum, 1987-1992
  50. Walter A. Hill.  Robert Louis Stevenson, 1916
  51. The Holmes Book Company.  California & the Far West, 1948
  52. Michael Hosking.  The Golden Hind Bookshop.  David Garnett, C. B. E.:  A Writer’s Library, 1983
  53. John Howell – Books.  California:  Spanish Exploration to American Statehood; The Library of Jennie Crocker Henderson, 1979-1980
  54. Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers.  The Library of a Dickensian, 2012
  55. The Jenkins Company.  American Celebration, 1976, a bookseller’s leaf catalogue
  56. The Jenkins Company.  Early American Imprints, 1977,1979, and 1983
  57. Alan Keen Ltd.  The Venetian Library collected at the close of the XVI century by Doctor Odorico Pillone, [1947]
  58. Ben Kinmont, Bookseller.  Eat Drink & Be Merry!  A Holiday List of Gastronomy, 2002
  59. C. C. Kohler, Antiquarian Bookseller.  The Darwin Collection, [2003-2005]
  60. H. P. Kraus.  The Cradle of Printing from Mainz and Bamberg to Westminster and St. Albans, [1954]
  61. H. P. Kraus.  Thirty-five Manuscripts, 1962
  62. H. P. Kraus.  Monumentia Xylographica et Typographica:  The Cradle of Printing, Part II, 1971
  63. H. p. Kraus.  In Retrospect, 1978, together with Fifty Years, 1982
  64. H. P. Kraus.  Cimelia:  A Catalogue of Important Illuminated and Textual Manuscripts, 1983
  65. H. p. Kraus.  The Printed Book, 1995
  66. J. & J. Leighton.  Catalogue of Early-Printed, and Other Interesting Books, Manuscripts and Fine Bindings, 1905-1911
  67. Leon & Brother.  Catalogue of First Editions of American Authors, 1885
  68. C. F. Libbie & Company.  Catalogue of an Extraordinary Collection of Children’s Books of Olden Times, [1925]
  69. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.  Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica, 1815
  70. Macmillan & Bowes.  A Catalogue of Books Printed at or Relating to the University Town & Country of Cambridge from 1521 to 1893, 1894
  71. Richard Macnutt Ltd.  Opera, 1751-1800, 1971
  72. David Magee / Antiquarian Books.  Victoria R. I., [1969-1970]
  73. Maggs Bros.  Bibliotheca Aeronautica, Part I, 1920, and Part II, 1923
  74. Maggs Bros.  The Huntingdon Papers, 1926
  75. Maggs Bros.  Catalogue of a Unique Collection of Early Editions of Ronsard, 1927
  76. Maggs Bros.  Manuscripts, Miniatures et Beaux Livres du XIVe au XIXe Siecle:  Les Debuts de la Photographie, 1939
  77. Maggs Bros Ltd.  Four Catalogues on Bookbinding in Great Britain and the British Isles in six volumes, 1964, 1975, 1987, and 11996
  78. Elkin Mathews, Ltd.  A Catalogue of Books by or relating to Dr, Johnson & Members of his Circle, 1925
  79. Elkin Mathews, Ltd.  Byron and Byroniana, 1930
  80. Elkin Mathews, Ltd.  First Editions in English Literature & Music, 1934
  81. Elkin Mathews, Ltd.  The Holbrook Jackson Library, 1951
  82. G. Michelmore & Co.  A Catalogue of Shakespeareana, 1927
  83. Edward Morrill & Son.  American Children’s Books, 1723-1939, [1941
  84. Jeremy Norman & Co. Inc.  Catalysts:  Books Which Influenced Western Civilization, 1977
  85. Oak Knoll Books.  The Alida Roochvarg Collection of Books About Books, 1979-1980
  86. David L. O’Neal Antiquarian Booksellers.  Early American Almanacs, [1979]
  87. Payne and Foss.  Series of Catalogues, 1825-1850
  88. J. Pearson & Co.  Catalogue of a Magnificent Collection of Papal Bindings, [1916]
  89. J. Pearson & Co.  Catalogue of a Highly Important Collection of Books Printed Entirely upon Vellum, [1920]
  90. Pickering & Chatto Ltd.  The Victorian Novel, 1837-1901, [1935]
  91. Bernard Quaritch Ltd.  A General Catalogue of Books, 1887-1898, six volumes plus Index volume dated 1892, plus ten supplementary volumes, 1889-1889
  92. Bernard Quaritch Ltd.  Catalogue of a Most Important Collection of Publications of the Aldine Press, 1494-1595, 1929
  93. Bernard Quaritch Ltd.  A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Works relating to the History and Theory of the Game of Chess, 1929
  94. Bernard Quaritch Ltd.  A Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets from the library of Maurice Buxton Forman, 1973
  95. Randall House.  What Katy Did:  A Recognition of Feminism in the American Experience, 2003
  96. William Reese Company.  Authors’ First Books, 1986
  97. William Reese Company.  The Streeter Sale Revisited, 1993
  98. William Reese Company.  The Literature of the Great War, [1995]
  99. William Reese Company.  The Streeter Sale Revisited, 2007
  100. William Reese Company.  A Tribute to Wright Howes, Parts I and II, 2012
  101. Kenneth W. Rendell Inc.  The American Frontier from the Atlantic to the Pacific, three volumes, 1981
  102. William H. Robinson Ltd.  Books and Manuscripts Relating to America… Including the Library of George Grenville, 1940
  103. William H. Robinson Ltd.  A Selection of Extremely Rare and Important Printed Books and Ancient Manuscripts, 1948
  104. William H. Robinson Ltd.  A Selection of Precious Manuscripts, Historic Documents and Rare Books, the majority from the renowned collection of Sir. Thomas Phillipps, Bt. (1792-1872), 1950
  105. William H. Robinson Ltd.  Rare Books and Manuscripts, 1953
  106. The Rosenbach Company.  1776 Americana, 1926
  107. The Rosenbach Company.  English Plays to 1700, including An Unique Shakespeare Collection, 1940
  108. The Rosenbach Company.  English Poetry to 1700, 1941
  109. The Rosenbach Company.  The History of America in Documents in three parts, 1949, 1950, 1951
  110. Leona Rostenberg & Madeleine B. Stern.  The Aldine Press, 1967
  111. Bertram Rota Ltd.  The Printer and the Artist, 1974
  112. Bertram Rota Ltd.  Poetry:  The Simon Nowell-Smith Collection, 2002
  113. Charles J. Sawyer.  A Dickens Library Exhibition Catalogue, 1936
  114. Walter Schatzki.  Children’s Books Old and Rare, [1941]
  115. Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.  Realms of Childhood, 1983
  116. Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.  Five Centuries of Childhood, 1497-1987, 2002
  117. E. K. Schreiber.   The Estiennes:  An Annotated Catalogue, 1982
  118. The Scribner Book Store.  First Editions of Music, [1935]
  119. The Scribner Book Store.  Detective Fiction, [1934]
  120. The Scribner Book Store.  Science and Thought in the 19th Century, [1938]
  121. The Scribner Book Store.  Scribners Present The Modern Library in First Editions, 1938
  122. The Scribner Book Store.  A Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts, and First and Other Important Editions of the Tales of Sherlock Holmes, [194-], 1976, and the 2015 quasi-facsimile reproduction of the original edition – prepared as an accompaniment to the Special Copies of Great Catalogues
  123. Serendipity Books.  American Fiction of the 1960s, [1979]
  124. Seven Gables Bookshop.  Six catalogues of authors’ first books, 1936 – 1972
  125. Alfred Russell Smith, successor to John Russell Smith.  A Catalogue of Ten Thousand Tracts and Pamphlets, and Fifty Thousand Prints and Drawings, Illustrating the Topography and Antiquities of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, 1878.
  126. Henry Sotheran and Co.  Sotheran’s Price Current of Literature: “The Library of Charles Dickens,” 1878
  127. Henry Sotheran and Co.  Bibliotheca Pretiosa, 1907
  128. Henry Sotheran and Co.  Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, 1921-1953
  129. Henry Sotheran and Co.  The Major Mullens Collection … on British Ornithology, 1924
  130. Henry Sotheran and Co.  Choice Books, Manuscripts and Engravings, Including the Isaac Newton Library, 1940
  131. Henry Stevens.  Historical Nugget:  Bibliotheca Americana, 1862 and 1885
  132. Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles.  Rare Americana [Rare 3], [1927
  133. James Toovey.  A Catalogue of an Extensive and Extraordinary Assemblage of the Productions of the Aldine Press, 1880
  134. Charles W. Traylen Antiquarian Bookseller.  The Wentworth Woodhouse Library, 1949 and 1951
  135. J. & M. L. Tregaskis “Caxton Head.”  International Bookbinding Exhibition by the Chief Craftsmen from all Parts of the World, 1894
  136. W. M. Voynich.  First to Ninth List of Books, 1898 – 1902
  137. B. Weinreb Architectural Books Ltd.  The Small English House, 1977
  138. John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller.  William Blake, 2009
  139. Charles B. Wood III, Inc.  The Photograph and the Book, Parts I and II, 1976 and 1978
  140. Ximenes Rare Books Inc.  English Verse, 1791-1750, three catalogues, [2010, 2011, 2012], with a related catalogue, The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, [2011]

This volume is available in two versions:

 

In red cloth:  $225

In one quarter morocco:  $450

 

To place an order you can call or email:

 

John Payne

512.328.4535

johnpaynelll@gmail.com

 

 

 


Posted On: 2018-07-03 00:44
User Name: hermeticsurveyor

Wow, thanks for the list, very interesting and helpful. For decades I've collected dealer catalogs without thought to their perceived importance or value, but mainly for reading material and reference, and this list helps mollify my lingering fears that I was crazy to do so as many, perhaps a third of them I have, and some I've pondered extensively. It was the late Ian Jackson who inspired me, who sold me many of them, and encouraged my seemingly preposterous interest.


Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.

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