Sources in the Rare Book Transaction History

The following is a list of auction records, bibliographies, and certain historically important bookseller catalogues in the Rare Book Transaction History database, followed by the number of records in each source.
Click the source name for a description of that particular resource.

No. Source Name Total Records
1 25 Blythe Road 162
2 AbeBooks Most Expensive 70
3 Adams Amsterdam Auctions 4433
4 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
5 Addison and Sarova 4708
6 Ader 46938
7 Aguttes 11413
8 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 17779
9 Alaska Auction 2205
10 ALDE 55872
11 Alderfer Auction Company 1218
12 Alexander Autographs 10515
13 Alexander Historical Auctions 13612
14 AltaCal OL 250
15 Amadeus-Auktionshaus GmbH 0
16 American Art Association 99060
17 American Bibles 1480
18 American Book Auction Catalogues 10619
19 Americana Beginnings 679
20 Anderson Galleries 722516
21 Anderson Galleries 1604 622
22 Anderson Galleries 1642 672
23 Anderson Galleries 1685 300
24 Anderson Galleries 1686 1171
25 Anderson Galleries 70 Nuggets 71
26 Anteo Subastas 0
27 Antiquarian Auctions 11643
28 AntiquarianAuctions.com 17315
29 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
30 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
31 Arader Galleries 5323
32 Archives International Auctions 12579
33 Arenberg Auctions 2626
34 Artcurial 42449
35 Asher 367
36 Aspire Auctions 2270
37 Aste Bolaffi 2233
38 Auction Explorer Books 17337
39 Auctionata 11343
40 Audap and Mirabaud 5875
41 Australian Book Auctions 25184
42 Autographes Encheres 1198
43 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4639
44 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
45 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
46 Bangs 91508
47 Bauer 528
48 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 7028
49 Beaussant Lefevre 3437
50 Bent White Mountains 823
51 Bernard Quaritch 25960
52 Bibliopathos 568
53 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
54 Binoche et Giquello 13955
55 Blacksparrow 864
56 Blanchard's Auction Service 2
57 Bloomsbury Auctions 171978
58 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
59 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
60 Bolaffi SPA 758
61 Bonhams 146512
62 Books by the Falls 667
63 Booth & Williams 352
64 Bradford 6239
65 Braislin 1997
66 Brinley 9138
67 Britwell Court 1916 493
68 Brunk Auctions 1918
69 Bruun Rasmussen 37727
70 Bubb Kuyper 155979
71 Burgersdijk and Niermans 39700
72 Butterfield 1319
73 Carlsen Gallery 406
74 Case Antiques, Inc. 1103
75 Castner Auction 29
76 CD David 128
77 CDowning Auctions 293
78 CF Libbie 34633
79 Charles Hamilton 29959
80 Charles Heartman 3033
81 Charles Wood 33965
82 Charlton Hall 935
83 Check List American Railroads 2707
84 Chinese Question 498
85 Chiswick Auctions 4803
86 Christian Hesse Auktionen 6995
87 Christies 239242
88 Church 1433
89 Clars Auction Gallery 15656
90 Claude Aguttes 233
91 CNY Book Auctions 219
92 Cohasco 263
93 Collection MC 72
94 Comic Connect 100
95 Connecticut Book Auctions 175
96 Copley Fine Art Auctions 1008
97 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
98 Cottone 98
99 Coutau Begarie 4692
100 Cowans Auctions 16058
101 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
102 Dallas Auction Gallery 123
103 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
104 Dawson Book Shop 1189
105 De Baecque and Associes 9479
106 Decker 11230
107 Delvaux 348
108 Dirk Soulis Auctions 6239
109 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 131814
110 Dora Hood 85126
111 Dorotheum 40660
112 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 6344
113 Doyle New York 21077
114 Drouot Estimations 96
115 DSloan 4295
116 Du Mouchelles 180
117 Dupont 255
118 Dush 863
119 Early American 5196
120 Eberstadt 21456
121 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
122 Eldreds 10470
123 ERA Encheres 1798
124 EV Thompson 614
125 Evans 32214
126 Ferraton 37430
127 Field 1703
128 Field Auction 4879
129 Florence Number Nine 37
130 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 7100
131 Forum Auctions 15931
132 Forum Auctions in Italy 4173
133 Francis Edwards 166736
134 Francis Harper 73
135 Freemans 23470
136 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
137 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
138 Galerie Bassenge 118611
139 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
140 Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. 3
141 Gateway Gallery Auction 384
142 George Littlefield 16134
143 Gibson Auction Inc. 404
144 Goelet 895
145 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 3158
146 Goldschmidt 49633
147 Gonnelli Casa DAste 15774
148 Goodspeed 233888
149 Gowans 309
150 Grays Auctioneers 4769
151 Grogan and Company 421
152 Guernseys 6224
153 Guillaumot Richard 402
154 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
155 Harmsworth 5068
156 Hartung and Hartung 31862
157 Hauff and Auvermann 39415
158 Hauswedell and Nolte 24873
159 HBradley Martin 48
160 Henkels 6698
161 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 17747
162 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
163 Heritage Auctions 649538
164 Heritage Map Museum 109
165 Hessney Auction Company 2
166 HNestler 3022
167 Holabird Associates 1527
168 Holabird Kagin Americana 27549
169 Holliday 1233
170 Howell 8059
171 Howes US IANA 11600
172 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
173 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
174 HRS California 489
175 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
176 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
177 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
178 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
179 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
180 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
181 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
182 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
183 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
184 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
185 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
186 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
187 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
188 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
189 HRS TN Nashville 481
190 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
191 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
192 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
193 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
194 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
195 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
196 HRS Wisconsin 569
197 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
198 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
199 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
200 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
201 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
202 Huntington1269 308
203 Huntington1309 330
204 Huntington1406 245
205 Huntington1698 1015
206 HV Jones Sale 580
207 HVJones 304
208 HVJones Check List 1746
209 Il Ponte 4614
210 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 5932
211 Jacksons Auction 490
212 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
213 James D Julia Auctioneers 2824
214 JandS 13489
215 Jasper52 112
216 JellyFishTree 1821
217 Jenkins 628
218 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
219 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
220 Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH 0
221 JMW Auction Gallery 1780
222 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
223 John Howell Books Americana 718
224 John McInnis Auctioneers 4034
225 Johns Western Gallery 2826
226 Johnson 1415
227 Kapandji Morhange 13221
228 Kedem Auction 15743
229 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
230 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
231 Keno Auctions 15
232 Kestenbaum and Company 5080
233 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 40083
234 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 79996
235 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 289122
236 KLeach 5502
237 Knotty Pine Auction Service 8039
238 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 4289
239 Kraus 569
240 Laird Park 394
241 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 15331
242 Lathrop Harper 14598
243 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
244 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
245 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
246 Leekley 373
247 Leland Little Auctions 1411
248 Leonard and Company 1
249 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 21082
250 LF Robinson 1304 701
251 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
252 Light Horse Auctions 169
253 Littell 1141
254 Longs 11280
255 Ludewig 1220
256 Lyon and Turnbull 18158
257 MacManus 65020
258 Madigan 213
259 Maggs 60208
260 Maggs VI 542
261 Maître Bernard GALATEAU 0
262 Map World 422
263 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 18741
264 Marshall 1044
265 Mayfair Book Auctions 70
266 McLemore Auction Company 63
267 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
268 Merwin Clayton Sales Company 275505
269 Merwin Sales Company NY 0
270 Michaans Auctions 2528
271 Michael Brown 781
272 Michael Treloar 1439
273 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 4473
274 Midland 64251
275 Minerva Auctions Roma 13501
276 Moreshet Auctions 2160
277 Morton Casa de Subastas 14491
278 Mossgreen 948
279 MS Rare Books 34295
280 Murphy 3307
281 NAMagazines 255
282 National Art Galleries 1932 157
283 National Book Auctions 64623
284 Neal Auction Company 3838
285 Neret Minet and Tessier 30087
286 New England Auctions 2142
287 New England Book Auctions 15928
288 Norris 4311
289 North American Auction Company 662
290 Northeast Auctions 1898
291 Nosbüsch & Stucke 16898
292 Nye & Company Auctioneers 402
293 OGER et CAMPER 720
294 OGER et DUMONT 100
295 OGER et SEMONT 531
296 Old World Auctions 53573
297 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
298 OSENAT 5710
299 OShaughnessy 26643
300 Otto Lange 23114
301 Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC 410
302 Paige Auction 1092
303 Pandolfini 1819
304 Parke Bernet 242074
305 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
306 PBA Galleries 155800
307 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
308 Pennypacker943 6707
309 Penrose 365
310 Philobiblon Auctions 2552
311 PIASA 39425
312 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
313 Pierre Berge and Associes 9896
314 Pilling 5532
315 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
316 PosterConnection Inc. 2154
317 Potomack Company 1278
318 Potter and Potter Auctions 16313
319 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
320 Profiles in History 27213
321 Purcell Auctioneers 4723
322 Quagga Rare Books and Art 437
323 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 8405
324 Rago Arts and Auctions 2325
325 Ralph Kristiansen 966
326 Randall and Windle 4447
327 Reiss and Sohn 59367
328 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
329 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
330 Rice 2645
331 RJM Autographs and Antiques 630
332 RM Smythe 923
333 Robert Brown 163
334 Robert Hayman 9117
335 Robert Siegel Galleries 7196
336 Robinson 9390
337 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 48643
338 Rosenbach 8252
339 Rossini 11000
340 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
341 RR Auction 96390
342 RW Olivers 550
343 Sabin 106729
344 Sabin Handy Bib 995
345 Sawyer 34396
346 Scott & O'Shaughnessy 4087
347 Scribner 14048
348 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
349 Shapiro Auctions 184
350 Sheppards Irish Auction House 264
351 Siebert 1084
352 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
353 Skinner 20452
354 Soler Y Llach 6335
355 Soliday 5224
356 Sotheby Parke Bernet 15509
357 Sothebys 1050862
358 Southern 9651
359 Spink Shreves Galleries 1294
360 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 4483
361 Stockholms Auktionsverk 2746
362 Streeter 4423
363 Swaen Map Auction 10376
364 Swann Galleries 390296
365 Tajan 14164
366 Terry Part I 361
367 Terry Part II 370
368 Terry Part III 444
369 The Antiquarian Book 57
370 The Written Word Autographs 4292
371 Thomas Scheler 116
372 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1755
373 Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers 0
374 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
375 TN Luther Books 35327
376 Tooveys 17038
377 Trafford Books 2647
378 Treadway Gallery 0
379 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books 7288
380 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
381 University Archives 1881
382 UP James 6491
383 Valley Auctions 453
384 Venator and Hanstein 26057
385 Vermot de Pas 21438
386 Vinson 112
387 Waddingtons 877
388 Walpole Galleries 53757
389 Watkins Americana 184
390 Waverly Auctions 23076
391 Webbs 546
392 William Allen 13871
393 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals 1424
394 William Parkinson 505
395 William Salloch 11786
396 William Schab 4827
397 Winner's Auctions Ltd 2256
398 Winter Associates 1213
399 Witten 109
400 Woolley and Wallis 1128
401 Wright Howes 12365
402 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
403 Zamorano Eighty 80
404 Zisska and Kistner 22702
405 Zisska and Lacher 15967
406 Zisska and Schauer 28797
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <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
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
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