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 2
2 25 Blythe Road 282
3 AbeBooks Most Expensive 70
4 Adams Amsterdam Auctions 4907
5 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
6 Addison and Sarova 5940
7 Ader 52691
8 Aguttes 14117
9 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 18221
10 Alaska Auction 3864
11 ALDE 60514
12 Alderfer Auction Company 1218
13 Alexander Autographs 10515
14 Alexander Historical Auctions 18912
15 AltaCal OL 250
16 Amadeus-Auktionshaus GmbH 212
17 American Art Association 99060
18 American Bibles 1480
19 American Book Auction Catalogues 10619
20 Americana Beginnings 679
21 Anderson Galleries 722516
22 Anderson Galleries 1604 622
23 Anderson Galleries 1642 672
24 Anderson Galleries 1685 300
25 Anderson Galleries 1686 1171
26 Anderson Galleries 70 Nuggets 71
27 Anteo Subastas 0
28 Antiquarian Auctions 11643
29 AntiquarianAuctions.com 21477
30 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
31 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
32 Arader Galleries 6413
33 Archives International Auctions 15653
34 Arenberg Auctions 8081
35 Art + Object 338
36 Artcurial 44841
37 Artoria S.A. 368
38 Asher 367
39 Aspire Auctions 2603
40 Aste Bolaffi 6080
41 Auction Explorer Books 17337
42 Auctionata 11343
43 Audap and Mirabaud 5875
44 Australian Book Auctions 25761
45 Autographes Encheres 1198
46 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4639
47 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
48 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
49 Bangs 91508
50 Bauer 528
51 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 8253
52 Beaussant Lefevre 3772
53 Bent White Mountains 823
54 Bernard Quaritch 25960
55 Bibliopathos 568
56 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
57 Binoche et Giquello 17129
58 Blacksparrow 990
59 Blanchard's Auction Service 2
60 Bloomsbury Auctions 171978
61 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
62 Bogota Auctions 0
63 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
64 Bolaffi SPA 758
65 Bonhams 153806
66 Books by the Falls 667
67 Booth & Williams 352
68 Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians & Associates, LLC 29
69 Bradford 6239
70 Braislin 1997
71 Brinley 9138
72 Britwell Court 1916 493
73 Brunk Auctions 2845
74 Bruun Rasmussen 43075
75 Bubb Kuyper 172607
76 Burgersdijk and Niermans 42093
77 Butterfield 1319
78 Carlsen Gallery 478
79 Case Antiques, Inc. 1471
80 Castner Auction 29
81 Catawiki B.V. 0
82 CD David 128
83 CDowning Auctions 293
84 CF Libbie 34633
85 Charles Hamilton 29959
86 Charles Heartman 3033
87 Charles Wood 33965
88 Charlton Hall 1024
89 Check List American Railroads 2707
90 Chinese Question 498
91 Chiswick Auctions 8889
92 Chorley's 163
93 Christian Hesse Auktionen 8842
94 Christies 267963
95 Church 1433
96 Clars Auction Gallery 17763
97 Claude Aguttes 233
98 CNY Book Auctions 219
99 Cohasco 263
100 Collection MC 72
101 Comic Connect 100
102 Connecticut Book Auctions 175
103 Copley Fine Art Auctions 1141
104 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
105 Cottone 98
106 Coutau Begarie 4692
107 Couton Veyrac Jamault 28
108 Cowans Auctions 19809
109 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
110 Dallas Auction Gallery 123
111 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
112 Dawson Book Shop 1189
113 De Baecque and Associes 12277
114 Decker 11230
115 Delvaux 348
116 Dirk Soulis Auctions 7409
117 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 141097
118 Dora Hood 85126
119 Dorotheum 43092
120 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 6344
121 Doyle New York 25252
122 Drouot Estimations 96
123 DSloan 4295
124 Du Mouchelles 180
125 Dupont 255
126 Dush 863
127 Early American 5196
128 Eberstadt 21456
129 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
130 Eldreds 12038
131 ERA Encheres 1798
132 EV Thompson 614
133 Evans 32214
134 Ferraton 39523
135 Field 1703
136 Field Auction 4879
137 Finarte 856
138 Florence Number Nine 49
139 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 9875
140 Forum Auctions 27753
141 Forum Auctions in Italy 4173
142 Francis Edwards 166736
143 Francis Harper 73
144 FRAYSSE & Associés 1
145 Freemans 26203
146 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
147 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
148 Galerie Bassenge 126569
149 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
150 Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers 660
151 Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. 3
152 Gateway Gallery Auction 1268
153 George Littlefield 16134
154 Gibson Auction Inc. 404
155 Goelet 895
156 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 4932
157 Goldschmidt 49633
158 Gonnelli Casa DAste 17181
159 Goodspeed 233888
160 Gowans 309
161 Grays Auctioneers 5418
162 Grogan and Company 475
163 Guernseys 7273
164 Guillaumot Richard 402
165 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
166 Harmsworth 5068
167 Hartung and Hartung 31862
168 Hauff and Auvermann 39415
169 Hauswedell and Nolte 24873
170 HBradley Martin 48
171 Henkels 6698
172 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 17747
173 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
174 Heritage Auctions 856372
175 Heritage Map Museum 109
176 Hessney Auction Company 2
177 Hindman Auctions 44
178 HNestler 3022
179 Holabird Associates 1527
180 Holabird Kagin Americana 49838
181 Holliday 1233
182 Hôtel des Ventes Mosan 33
183 Howell 8059
184 Howes US IANA 11600
185 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
186 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
187 HRS California 489
188 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
189 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
190 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
191 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
192 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
193 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
194 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
195 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
196 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
197 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
198 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
199 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
200 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
201 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
202 HRS TN Nashville 481
203 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
204 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
205 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
206 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
207 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
208 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
209 HRS Wisconsin 569
210 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
211 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
212 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
213 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
214 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
215 Huntington1269 308
216 Huntington1309 330
217 Huntington1406 245
218 Huntington1698 1015
219 HV Jones Sale 580
220 HVJones 304
221 HVJones Check List 1746
222 Il Ponte 7129
223 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 6665
224 Jacksons Auction 577
225 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
226 James D Julia Auctioneers 3240
227 JandS 13489
228 Jasper52 312
229 JellyFishTree 2992
230 Jenkins 628
231 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
232 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
233 Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH 5706
234 JMW Auction Gallery 2617
235 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
236 John Howell Books Americana 718
237 John McInnis Auctioneers 4798
238 Johns Western Gallery 2826
239 Johnson 1415
240 Kapandji Morhange 13221
241 Kedem Auctions Ltd. 21995
242 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
243 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
244 Keno Auctions 15
245 Kestenbaum and Company 6446
246 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 40913
247 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 83995
248 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 310544
249 KLeach 5502
250 Knotty Pine Auction Service 8039
251 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 6239
252 Kraus 569
253 Laird Park 394
254 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 17051
255 Lathrop Harper 14598
256 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
257 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
258 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
259 Leekley 373
260 Leland Little Auctions 2885
261 Leonard and Company 1
262 LF Robinson 1304 701
263 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
264 Light Horse Auctions 169
265 Lion Heart Autographs 325
266 Littell 1141
267 Longs 11280
268 Ludewig 1220
269 Lyon and Turnbull 20116
270 MacManus 65020
271 Madigan 213
272 Maggs 259836
273 Maggs VI 542
274 Maître Bernard GALATEAU 0
275 Map World 422
276 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 21696
277 Marshall 1044
278 Mayfair Book Auctions 70
279 McLemore Auction Company 63
280 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
281 Merwin Clayton Sales Company 275505
282 Merwin Sales Company NY 0
283 Michaans Auctions 3210
284 Michael Brown 781
285 Michael Treloar 2426
286 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 4473
287 Midland 64251
288 Minerva Auctions Roma 15229
289 Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers 1672
290 Montreal Book Auctions 32959
291 Moreshet Auctions 3289
292 Morphy Auctions 2299
293 Morton Casa de Subastas 14491
294 Mossgreen 948
295 MS Rare Books 34295
296 Murphy 3307
297 Nadeau's Auction Gallery 112
298 NAMagazines 255
299 National Art Galleries 1932 157
300 National Book Auctions 66576
301 Neal Auction Company 4430
302 New England Auctions 2142
303 New England Book Auctions 15928
304 Norris 4311
305 North American Auction Company 1815
306 Northeast Auctions 1898
307 Nosbüsch & Stucke 20069
308 Nye & Company Auctioneers 1204
309 OGER et CAMPER 720
310 OGER et DUMONT 100
311 OGER et SEMONT 531
312 Old World Auctions 57925
313 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
314 OSENAT 6470
315 OShaughnessy 26643
316 Otto Lange 23114
317 Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC 463
318 Paige Auction 1092
319 Pandolfini 2214
320 Parke Bernet 242657
321 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
322 PBA Galleries 168275
323 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
324 Pennypacker943 6707
325 Penrose 365
326 Philobiblon Auctions 2552
327 PIASA 40458
328 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
329 Pierre Berge and Associes 11080
330 Pilling 5532
331 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
332 PosterConnection Inc. 4039
333 Potomack Company 1935
334 Potter and Potter Auctions 22385
335 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
336 Profiles in History 29436
337 Purcell Auctioneers 9370
338 Quagga Rare Books and Art 437
339 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 11546
340 Rago Arts and Auctions 3079
341 Ralph Kristiansen 966
342 Randall and Windle 4447
343 Reiss and Sohn 59367
344 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
345 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
346 Revere Auctions 463
347 Rice 2645
348 RJM Autographs and Antiques 630
349 RM Smythe 923
350 Robert Brown 163
351 Robert Hayman 9117
352 Robert Siegel Galleries 12233
353 Robinson 9390
354 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 48643
355 Rosenbach 8252
356 Rossini 12434
357 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
358 RR Auction 114371
359 RW Olivers 550
360 Sabin 106729
361 Sabin Handy Bib 995
362 Saffronart 100
363 Santa Fe Art Auction 96
364 Sawyer 34396
365 Scott & O'Shaughnessy 4087
366 Scribner 14048
367 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
368 Shapiro Auctions 184
369 Sheppards Irish Auction House 264
370 Siebert 1084
371 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
372 Skinner 22569
373 Soler Y Llach 9432
374 Soliday 5224
375 Sotheby Parke Bernet 43511
376 Sothebys 1062550
377 Southern 9651
378 Spink Shreves Galleries 2643
379 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 5223
380 Stephan Welz & Co. 589
381 Stockholms Auktionsverk 4080
382 Streeter 4423
383 Swaen Map Auction 10376
384 Swann Galleries 401004
385 Tajan 15752
386 Terry Part I 361
387 Terry Part II 370
388 Terry Part III 444
389 Tessier & Sarrou and Associates 1781
390 The Antiquarian Book 57
391 The Written Word Autographs 6042
392 Thomas Scheler 116
393 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1981
394 Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers 1705
395 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
396 TN Luther Books 35327
397 Tooveys 19189
398 Trafford Books 4476
399 Treadway Gallery 0
400 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books 18678
401 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
402 University Archives 4826
403 UP James 6491
404 Valley Auctions 453
405 Venator and Hanstein 28092
406 Vermot de Pas 28417
407 Vinson 112
408 Waddingtons 877
409 Walpole Galleries 53757
410 Watkins Americana 184
411 Waverly Auctions 25805
412 Webbs 546
413 William Allen 13871
414 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals 2249
415 William Parkinson 505
416 William Salloch 11786
417 William Schab 4827
418 Winner's Auctions Ltd 4956
419 Winter Associates 1653
420 Witten 109
421 Woolley and Wallis 1128
422 Wright Howes 12365
423 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
424 Zamorano Eighty 80
425 Zisska and Kistner 22702
426 Zisska and Lacher 20171
427 Zisska and Schauer 28797
428 Zwiggelaar Auctions 1695
  • <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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