• <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Leonard Baskin, <i>Diptera: A Book of Flies & Other Insects,</i> Gehenna Press, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Georg Heym, <i>Umbra Vitae,</i> illustrated by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, first edition, Munich, 1924. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Edgar Allan Poe, <i>The Raven,</i> special copy for illustrator Alan James Robinson, first book from Cheloniidae Press, 1980. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b><br>W.B. Yeats, <i>Poems,</i> illustrated by Richard Diebenkorn, accompanied by a suite of 6 etchings, 1990. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Georges Rouault, <i>Cirque de l’Étoile Filante,</i> Paris, 1938. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> François-Louis Schmied, <i>Le Cantique des Cantiques,</i> Paris, 1925. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, <i>Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe,</i> Berlin, Ernst Wasmuth, 1910. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Hans Bellmer & Georges Hugnet, <i>Oeillades ciselées en branch,</i> Paris, 1939. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Wassily Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> first edition, Munich, 1913. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>The Nonesuch Dickens,</i> limited edition, 1937-38. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Rudyard Kipling, <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> plates by Paul Jouve, engraved by F.L. Schmied, Paris, 1919. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Jan 29:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Les Choses de Paul Poiret,</i> Paris, 1911. $3,500 to $5,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Kingsborough, Edward King. <i>Antiquities of Mexico: Comprising Facsimiles of Ancient Mexican Paintings and Hieroglyphics…</i> London, 1831-1848. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Paul Revere. <i>The Bloody Massacre perpetrated In King-Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Reg. Boston, 1770.</i> $150,000 to $200,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Battle of the Alamo. <i>Suplemento al Diario del Gobierno de la Republica Mexicana.</i> (Núm. 326. Tom. IV.). Mexico City: Imprenta del Aguila, Dirigida por José Ximeno, 1836. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> The Declaration of Independence. The first book-form printing of the Declaration of Independence. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Treaty of Paris, Ratification. By the United States in Congress Assembled, A Proclamation … Annapolis, [Ca. 16-17 January 1784]. $800,000 to $1,200,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Declaration of Independence. The only known privately held copy of the celebrated William J. Stone facsimile for which provenance can be traced back to a direct ancestor who received it in 1824. $600,000 to $800,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Crockett, David. Autograph letter signed ("David Crockett") to George Patton, announcing his intention to travel to Texas. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Wytfliet, Cornelius. <i>Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum, Sive Occidentalis Notitia Brevi Commentario Illustrata.</i> Leuven: Johannes Bogaerts 1597. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Schedel, Hartmann. <i>Liber Cronicarum cum Figuris et Ymaginibus.</i> Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 12 July 1493. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> New York Mets. Baseball from the first victory of the New York Mets. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Jan 24:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph letter signed ("R E Lee") as Confederate commander, to Rabbi Max Michelbacher, declining to furlough Jewish Confederate troops for the high holy days. $150,000 to $250,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books & Works on Paper. January 23, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan 23:</b> Rossini (Luigi, artist & engraver). <i>Le Antichità Romane, ossia Raccolta della piu interessanti Vedute di Roma Antica,</i> 89 plates. £2500 to £3500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan 23:</b> Four original hand-painted propaganda posters, (550 x 770 mm.), North Korea, 2009. £1200 to £1800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan 23:</b> Plinius Secundus (Gaius). <i>Historia Natural,</i> 2 vol, Spanish translation, woodcut arms of Philip IV of Spain, Madrid, 1624; 1629 £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan 23:</b> Nasmyth (James) & Carpenter (James). <i>The Moon,</i> FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and 24 plates, 1874. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books & Works on Paper. January 23, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan 23:</b> A group (12) of large size Chinese Cultural Revolution papercuts on red paper presented on white paper backing, featuring various slogans and images of General Mao. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan 23:</b> Coronelli (V. M.). <i>Tran-Siselana,</i> copper engraved, hand-coloured, title cartouche with four winds and four monkeys, coat of arms, Venice, c.1692; and 8 others. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Jan 23:</b> Pouchkine (Alexandre). <i>Contes populaires Russes… traduits … par Alexandra de Holstein et René Ghil,</i> FIRST EDITION, n. 165 of an edition of 270 copies. £400 to £600
  • <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

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2019 Issue

eCatalogues: Seasons Greetings from RBH Members

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Book Fairs: the antidote to Bookshop Closings

As the printed catalogue has declined many smart sellers have shifted to eCatalogues to showcase material.  This holiday season we are pleased to present the most recent fifty eCatalogue presentations RBH members have posted.  The world now relies on online databases to locate specific material but dealers have long understood that organized subjects in catalogue form sell better.  eCatalogues are the logical middle ground so take a hard look.  Dealers are out there, while hoping to sell their material, are also occupying new intellectual space.  They all deserve our support.   

1

Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books

Books from the Library of Ira Gershwin

450 books from the library of George and Ira Gershwin

Catalogue Link

 

2

Crow Hop Rare Books

E-List 4

Holiday 2018

Catalogue Link

3

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Civil, Common & Roman Law

E-List 30 Items

Catalogue Link

4

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 320: Typography and Printing History

Illustrated list with 30 items on typography and printing history.

Catalogue Link

5

William Reese Co.

The Second World War

Americana e-list consisting of 19 items, illustrated.

Catalogue Link

6

Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 271. Canadian Rare Books, Maps & Prints

And other rare and antiquarian books

Catalogue Link

7

The Wayfarer's Bookshop

Exploration, Travels & Voyages: Books, Games, Maps & Prints

Including Islamic, Japanese and Russian Items

Catalogue Link

8

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common, Customary, Ecclesiastical, Feudal, Roman

E-List 30 Items

Catalogue Link

9

Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

Americana, Politics, & Culture

Recent acquisitions of items of unique historical interest

Catalogue Link

10

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 319: Economics - Government & the Private Sector

Illustrated list with 111 items on government interaction with the private sector.

Catalogue Link

11

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Christmas Catalogue 2018

Interesting and unusual recent acquisitions

Catalogue Link

12

Hordern House Rare Books

The Baudin Expedition to Australia (1800-1804)

Highly Important original works of art, views and portraits from the Expedition.

Catalogue Link

13

Yesterday's Muse Inc.

Winter 2018

Highlights from recent acquisitions.

Catalogue Link

14

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common, Roman & Scots Law

E-List 30 Items

Catalogue Link

15

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 318: The Middle Ages

Illustrated list with 50 items, including history, art, architecture, women

Catalogue Link

16

RAPTIS RARE BOOKS

Raptis Rare Books Holiday Catalog 2018

Browse exceptional gifts in this Holiday Catalog

Catalogue Link

17

Kurt A. Sanftleben t/a Read'Em Again Books

18-6 (End-of-Year Clearance)

Catalog 18-6 contains 75 items: books, miniature books, leaves, documents, speeches, ephemera, maps

Catalogue Link

18

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

China In Print

Catalogue for China in Print 2018 Fair in Hong Kong

Catalogue Link

19

William Reese Co.

The War to End All Wars: The History, Literature & Images of World War One

E-list consisting of 47 items, illustrated.

Catalogue Link

20

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

AUTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, & MEMORABILIA

From the Collection of Marilyn Horne

Catalogue Link

21

William Reese Co.

359 The 17th Century

Americana catalogue, 138 items, illustrated.

Catalogue Link

22

William Reese Co.

Boston Book Fair 2018

86 Americana items, illustrated.

Catalogue Link

23

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 American, English & Scottish Trials

E-List 30 Items

Catalogue Link

24

Antiquates Ltd

List Bp - Christmas is coming!

125 books from the seventeenth-twentieth centuries

Catalogue Link

25

Asia Bookroom

Hong Kong Book Fair 2018

A selection of highlights from our stand at the Hong Kong Antiquarian Book Fair in December 2018.

Catalogue Link

26

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 Recent Acquisitions: American, English & Scots Law, 1640-1965

E-List 30 Items

Catalogue Link

27

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 317: Thirteen Recent Acquisitions

Including Japan, manuscripts, exhibition catalogues, children's literature, Brazil, Latin America

Catalogue Link

28

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Fine Press & Books About Books, Part 2

A further selection from a recently acquired collection of fine press, bibliography, and books about

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29

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Fine Press & Books About Books

A portion of a recently acquired collection of fine press, bibliography, and books about books

Catalogue Link

30

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Colorado and the West

A fine private collection of 229 items relating to Colorado, the West, and the railroad.

Catalogue Link

31

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Catalogue 4

104 fine books and manuscripts in a variety of fields

Catalogue Link

32

Kurt A. Sanftleben t/a Read'Em Again Books

18-5 (Fall, 2018)

38 broadsides, letters, diaries, documents, memoirs, photo albums, playbills, etc.

Catalogue Link

33

B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Manuscripts

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

A selection of books exhibited at the Boston 2018 Book Fair

Catalogue Link

34

Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 270

Canadiana - Including Military and Sporting

Catalogue Link

35

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 Recent Acquisitions: Civil & Common Law, 1598-1949

E-List 30 Items

Catalogue Link

36

William Reese Company

The Hub of the Universe: Boston in the 19th Century

Americana e-list consisting of 77 items, illustrated.

Catalogue Link

37

Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

Bill Mauldin Collection - Veteran's Day 2018

An Archive of Books, Cartoons, and Ephemera from the great Bill Mauldin

Catalogue Link

38

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

X Marks the Spot

Pirates, privateers and their role in European relations

Catalogue Link

39

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Catalogue 91: Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera, 15th to 20th Centuries

Catalogue 116 Items

Catalogue Link

40

Richard C. Ramer

Special List 316: Festivities

Illustrated list with 57 items on festivities.

Catalogue Link

41

William Reese Co.

Freedom's Symphony: The Music of America

Americana e-list consisting of 126 items relating to music, including sheet music. Illustrated.

Catalogue Link

42

Crow Hop Rare Books

E-List 3: New Arrivals

25 items

Catalogue Link

43

John Randall (Books of Asia)

Orientalia 6 - China

Travel and literature relating to China from the 16th to 20th centuries.

Catalogue Link

44

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Books Listed in Beale’s Bibliography of Early English Law Book

E-List 30 Items

Catalogue Link

45

Raptis Rare Books

Raptis Rare Books Fall 2018 Catalog

From Saint Augustine to Shel Silverstein

Catalogue Link

46

Richard C. Ramer

Special List 315: Portents, Prophecies, and the Supernatural

Illustrated Halloween list: 57 items on prophecies, portents, occult, miracles, supernatural.

Catalogue Link

47

Primary Sources

Catalogue 2

Rare Americana

Catalogue Link

48

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Prints and Books with Illustrations

E-List 30 Items

Catalogue Link

49

William Reese Co.

William Reese's "Six Score: The 120 Best Books on the Range Cattle Industry"

Offerings from Bill Reese's bibliography of the range cattle industry. 59 items, illustrated.

Catalogue Link

50

The Wayfarer's Bookshop

50 Unique Items

Archives, Drawings, Manuscripts & Watercolours

Catalogue Link

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste: Books and Manuscripts. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> [MAGGIOLO, Vesconte] <i>Carta nautica manoscritta, bottega di Vesconte Maggiolo.</i> Italy, c.1550. Previously unknown extraordinary portolan chart. €50,000 to 80,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b><br>LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François. <i>Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde.</i> Paris: L'Imprimerie de la République, 1797. €6,000 to 9,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> PEREA Y ROJAS, Daniel. The preparatory watercolours to the renown album <i>A Los Toros.</i> €4,000 to 6,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste: Books and Manuscripts. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> MELA, Pomponio. <i>Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.</i> Venice, 1478 [Bound with] DIONISIO il Periegeta. <i> De situ orbis…</i> Venice, 1478. €6,000 to 9,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> DE FELICE, Fortunato Bartolomeo. <i>Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire universel raisonne des connoissances humaines.</i> Yverdon, 1770-1780. €4,000 to 6,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> VECELLIO, Cesare. <i>De gli habiti antichi et moderni di diverse parti del mondo.</i> Venice: Damian Zenaro, 1590. €3,000 to 5,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste: Books and Manuscripts. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> FALDA, Giovanni Battista; SPECCHI, Alessandro. <i>Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche…</i> [bound with] <i>ll quarto libro del nuovo teatro delli palazzi in prospettiva di Roma moderna.</i> 1665-1699. €4,000 to 6,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> FALDA Giovan Battista. <i>Le fontane di Roma nelle piazze e luoghi pubblici della citta - Le fontane delle ville di Frascati nel Tusculano…</i> Rome, [1691]. €2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> FERRERIO, Pietro & Giovanni Battista FALDA. <i> Palazzi di Roma de piu celebri architetti disegnati… [1655 – 1677]. €2,500 to 3,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste: Books and Manuscripts. January 22, 2019</b>
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> VON JACQUIN, Joseph Franz. <i>Eclogae graminum rariorum.</i> Vienna: Strauss Sommer, 1813-1844. €2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> Prayer book according to the synagogical Ashkenazy rite in an elegant and precious silver binding. €3,000 to 5,000
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan 22:</b> BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. <i>Ameto.</i> Venice: Nicolo Zoppino, 1524. €3,000 to 5,000
  • <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Fine Illustrated Books. 50 illustrated works across a range of subjects.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Present Perfect. Books & works on paper including Literature, Children’s & Illustrated, Sports & Pastimes, Modern Prints and more.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> The House of Romanov, marking the centenary of the tragic demise of the Romanov dynasty.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> CHAGALL & GOGOL. Les âmes mortes, 1948. Chagall’s first major illustrated book.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> GUSTAV KLIMT, eine nachlese, 1931. An important early monograph on Klimt.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> ELLIOT. Birds of North America, 1866. One of 200 2 vols sets, folio.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> PURCHAS. His Pilgrimes/Pilgrimage, 1625-26. 5 vols. Probably the greatest collection of voyages ever published.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> HUXLEY. Brave New World, 1932. Exceptionally fine first edition.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> KELMSCOTT PRESS. Poems of Shakespeare, one of 500, publisher’s vellum.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> LEROUX. Phantom of the Opera, 1911. First UK edition in fine S&S binding.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> INDIANA, Robert. The American Dream, one of 30 AP copies, 30 screen prints.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> BENOIS. Tsarskoe Selo during the Reign of Elizaveta Petrovna, St Petersburg, 1910. Deluxe issue.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> CORONATION ALBUM. Description du sacre et du couronnement de leurs Majestés Impériales, 1883. One of 200.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> IMPERIAL FAMILY. Signed original photograph of Tsar Nicholas II’s 4 daughters.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Souvenir du Couronnement de Leurs Majestés Imperiales a Moscou, 1896.

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