Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2019 Issue

Herding Cats

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eCats: Interesting and Unpredictable

Anymore it seems like every aspect of the rare paper category is in flux.  On line listings work but the responses are a little slower and the prices a bit more negotiable.  Printed catalogues are holding their own but the numbers are down just a tad.  eCatalogues are coming into their own and are perhaps, for the very minimal cost in time and money involved, showing worthwhile traction.  Their success seems assured but the timing of it a function of collector and institutional recognition.  So, hey guys!  Wake Up.  The flow of these catalogues is picking up and many compelling sellers are issuing them.

 

Here are the most recent 25 posted eCatalogues.  If you haven’t started to issue them, today is the day to start.

  

William Reese Company

Magicians & Theatricians

93 items in Americana and Literature, illustrated

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W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

List Five : ALIVE! Sideshows & Human Oddities, 1839-2007

Books, photography, and ephemera

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

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

E-List 30 Items

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 327: Cartography

34 items on cartography, with full-color illustrations

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Catalogue 93: Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on Law and Related Fields, 15th to 20th Centuries

Catalogue: 123 Items

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 326: Voyages & Travels

107 items on voyages & travels, with full-color illustrations

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Recent Acquisitions: Canon, Common, Roman and Scots Law, 30 Items

E-List 30 Items

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Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 264

Canadiana & Arctica

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Part III: 50 Items on Display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

E-List 50 Items

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Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

A selection of items exhibited at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair

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Modern First Editions Ltd

Seventeenth Century Play Quartos and Much More

March Miscellany of Rare Books & Manuscripts

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Hordern House Rare Books

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

Offering of 57 items

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Part II: 50 Items on Display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

E-List 50 Items

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Asia Bookroom

"Tweets" from 19th Century Japan

A general catalogue of our inventory of 19th century Japanese Kawaraban.

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Anniroc Rare Books

Solitudinem: An apogee of lonely awe.

Spanning medieval Jewish history to American classics - a meditation on loneliness

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Asia Bookroom

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

In this catalogue we offer a small excerpt of our display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 325: Three Portuguese Golden Age Prose Masters: D. Francisco Manuel de Mello, Duarte Ri

34 items on, or authored by, three Portuguese Golden Age Prose Masters: D. Francisco Manuel de Mello

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Part I: 50 Items on Display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

E-List 50 Items

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William Reese Co.

361 Western Americana

Illustrated catalogue consisting of 143 items.

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: English and American, 1673-1986

E-List 30 Items

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 324: Ten Recent Acquisitions

Illustrated list with 10 recently acquired items.

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Michael Laird Rare Books

Florilegium issued on the occasion of the California Book Fair 2019

Antiquarian Bibliography, Art and Architecture, Fine and Historic Bookbindings, Manuscripts

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

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

E-List 30 Items

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Hordern House Rare Books

52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair

54 items

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 323: Spanish & Portuguese Golden Age Literature

Illustrated list with 33 items.

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €

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