• <b>Chiswick Auctions:</b> Rowling (J.K). <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Thornton (Samuel). <i>A Large Drought of the North Part of China Shewing…the Harbour of Chusan,</i> copper engraved map, 1711. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Stuart (Helen). Portrait of a Maori, over-painted gelatin silver print, signed and dated, 1885. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Picasso (Pablo). Minotaure vaincu, plate 89 from La Suite Vollard , signed, Paris, 1939. £4,000 to £5,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Pissarro (Camille). Vachère au Bord de l'Eau, NUMBER 14 OF 100 PROOFS, etching, 1890. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, seeking consignments:</b> Einstein (Albert). Copy of typewritten script of the episode "The Atom" of the TV programme "Your World Tomorrow", signed by Einstein. £2,000 to £3,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> André Breton, <i>Second manifeste du Surréalisme,</i> Paris, Editions Kra, 1930
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Paul Eluard and Pablo Picasso, <i>La Barre d’appui,</i> Paris, Editions « Cahiers d’Art », 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Hans Bellmer, <i>Die Puppe,</i> Paris, G.L.M., 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Salvador Dali, <i>La femme visible,</i> Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1930
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE Typed letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Important archives related to the development of fashions for Mrs. Kennedy… $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Detailed ledger of the Kennedy White House years… $500 to $800
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KELLY, GRACE. Four autograph letters to Oleg Cassini. $5,000 to $8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Group of Kennedy-era original fashion sketches. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE. Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Fashion sketch titled “Mrs. Kennedy-Palais de Versailles-State Dinner.” $800 to $1,200
    Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini: [CASSINI, OLEG - KENNEDY, JACQUELINE.] Group of approximately 130 original fashion designs… $800 to $1,200.

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

Catalogue Link

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>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript, Flanders or northern France, c. 1450. With 12 full-page illuminated miniatures. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Zahrawi, Abu’-Qasim, al- (c. 936-1013). <i>Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium,</i> Strasbourg, 1532. The first comprehensive illustrated treatise on surgery. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Milles, Thomas. <i>The Custumers Alphabet and Primer,</i> 1608. Gilt supralibros of 17th-century English bibliophile Edward Gwynn. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Guillemeau, Jacques. <i>Child-Birth or, the Happy Deliverie of Women,</i> 1st edition in English, 1612. The second midwifery manual printed in English. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Rabisha, William. <i>The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected,</i> 1st edition, 1661. Rare. Five copies in libraries. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Royal binding. <i>An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline,</i> 1678. Contemporary red goatskin gilt by Samuel Mearne for Charles II (1630-1865). £1,500 to £2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Pallavicino, Ferrante. <i>The Whores Rhetorick,</i> 1st edition in English, 1683. Rare anti-Jesuit satire. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>The Benefit of Farting,</i> 1st London edition, 1722. Teerink 19. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edwards, George. <i>Natural History of Uncommon Birds</i> [and] <i>Gleanings of Natural History,</i> 7 volumes, 1743-64. Contemporary tree calf, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Campbell, Patrick. <i>Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America,</i> 1st edition, 1793. Howes C101; Sabin 10264. Uncut in original boards. £5,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Hearne, Samuel. <i>A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean,</i> 1st edition, 1795. Sabin 31181. Large-paper copy. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edgeworth, Maria. <i>The Match Girl, A Novel,</i> 1808. £1,000 to £1,500

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