• <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>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556). <i>Catechismus, That is to Say, a Shorte Instruction into Christian Religion...</i> London, 1548. First edition. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Donne, John (1572-1631). <i>Pseudo-Martyr.</i> London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611). <i>The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour…</i> London, 1591. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Gabelkover, Oswald (1539-1616). <i>The Boock of Physicke.</i> Dordrecht: Isaack Caen, 1599. First edition. $12,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner: Early English Books<br>A Single Owner Sale. July 20, 2018</b>
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) trans. Thomas Salusbury (d. 1666). <i>Mathematical Collections and Translations the First Tome.</i> London, 1661. First edition of Galileo's works in English. $35,000 to $50,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Higden, Ranulphus (d. 1364). <i>Polycronicon.</i> Translated by John Trevisa, with the 1357-1460 <i>Continuation</i> by William Caxton. Southwark, 1527. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> Randolph, Bernard (b. 1643). <i>The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus…</i> London, 1689. [Bound with] <i>The Present State of the Islands of the Archipelago…</i> $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Skinner, July 20:</b> <i>The Great Herball Newly Corrected.</i> London, 1539. Folio, ESTC lists three U.S. copies; the last copy offered at auction was incomplete and sold in 1949. $25,000 to $35,000

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - July - 2018 Issue

Great Catalogues by Master Booksellers

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John R. Payne, bookman and appraiser, has cut the collecting apple in an unusual way.  He has written a folio volume about the best, preferred, and desirable cataloguers and catalogues he happened upon in his decades in the rare book field.  He explains it this way.  “Catalogues are the windows to the soul of the rare book trade” and he has prepared a 485 page volume identifying and describing 140 of them.  It’s a very appealing read, inevitably to become a collecting structure for sophisticated collectors who will spend years, if not decades, trying to acquire examples of each of the catalogues identified. It will be an entertaining pursuit and an education.

 

The 140 catalogues selected are subjective as they should be.  Those in and around the trade are known, on occasion, to hold strong opinions.  This volume sottovoce asks “what are your personal choices” and there will be few who don’t have them.  The genius of this book is that it asks a relevant question about which the trade will have an opinion, but one that has been rarely considered.  Everyone will have opinions while few will have the gumption and determination to see this type of project through to its well bound, well written conclusion.

 

No two persons will have the same list of dealers and catalogues.  His short-title list is attached to this story with a circulating set of images of ten of his selections.

 

The print run of this very desirable book is small as will be the audience that appreciates it.  But, for the few who do, it is quite valuable.

 

Here is a list of them.

 

  1. Tony Appleton.  The Writings of Stanley Morrison, 1976
  2. George Bates.  Murder:  Rare and Interesting Books Illustrating the Development of The Detective and Mystery Story [1934]
  3.  Birrell & Garnett, Ltd.  I Catalogue of Typefounders’ Specimens; II Books Printed in Founts of Historic Importance; III Works on Typefounding Printing & Bibliography, 1928
  4. Blackwell’s Rare Books.  B. H. Blackwell Ltd.  Rare and interesting books on Science mainly related to Transport and Technology, 1969, 1970, [1972]
  5. Henry G. Bohn.  A Catalogue of Books [The “Guinea Catalogue”], 1841
  6. The Book Sail.  Literature, Art and Artifacts That Will Forever Remain Among the Undead, 1984
  7. J. W. Bouton.  Bibliotheca Piscatoria, 1873
  8. Martin Breslauer, Inc.  Fine Books in Fine Bindings from the Fifteenth to the Present Century, [1979], and Fine Books in Fine Bindings from the Fourteenth to the Present Century, [1981]
  9. Martin Breslauer, Inc.  Fine Books and Manuscripts in Fine Bindings from the Fifteenth to the Present Century, [1992]
  10. Broadfoot’s Bookmark.  Confederate Imprints, 1982
  11. The Caveat Book Shop.  A Catalog of Rare Books & Manuscripts, 1946
  12. John Cochran.  A Catalogue of Manuscripts, 1829, together with A Second Catalogue of Manuscripts, 1837
  13. Charles Cox.  John Fowles:  The Collection, 2007, 2008, 2010
  14. William and Victoria Dailey, Antiquarian Books & Fine Prints.  Phantastica:  Rare & Important Psychoactive Drug Literature 1700 to the Present, 1979
  15. Wm. Dawson & Sons Ltd.  Medicine and Science, [1950]
  16. Peter Decker.  The George Soliday Collection of Western Americana, 1940-1945
  17. Bertram Dobell.  Catalogue of Books Printed for Private Circulation, 1891-1906
  18. Percy John Dobell.  The Literature of the Restoration, 1918
  19. P. J. & A. E. Dobell.  A Catalogue of XVIIIth Century Verse and A Catalogue of Books by and Relating to Dr. Jonathan Swift, 1933, six catalogues [combined]
  20. Dodd, Mead & Company.  Alexander Pope, [1909]
  21. Dulau & Company Limited.  A Collection of Original Manuscripts, Letters & Books of Oscar Wilde. [1928]
  22. Dulau & Company Limited.  A Catalogue for Typophiles of Books of Typographical Interest, 1932
  23. Edward Eberstadt & Sons.  The Northwest Coast, 1941
  24. Edward Eberstadt & Sons.  Indian Captivities & Massacres, 1943
  25. Edward Eberstadt & Sons.  Texas, [1963]
  26. Francis Edwards Ltd.  Catalogue of the Australasian Collection of Books and Pictures Formed by the late James Edge Partington, 1934
  27. Frederick Startridge Ellis (J. J. Holdsworth and George Smith).  Ellis’s Catalogue of British and American Book-Plates (Ex Libris) Collected by the late Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, K. C. B., etc., 1905-1906
  28. Frederick Startridge Ellis (J. J. Holdsworth and George Smith).  A Collection of Armorial Bookbindings of the Tudor, Stuart and Hanoverian Periods, 1927
  29. Les Enluminures Ltd.  Colorful!  Color in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Illumination, 2005
  30. Ex-Libris.  Constructivism & Futurism:  Russian & Other, 1977
  31. James Fergusson Books & Manuscripts.  David Garnett’s Family Books The Property of the Estate of David Garnett, 2009
  32. John. F. Fleming Incorporated.  English Books:  Literature, History, Religion, Science, Printed before 1640, 1958, and English Books:  Literature, History, Religion, Science, 1641-1700, 1962
  33. John F. Fleming Incorporated and Priscilla Juvelis Incorporated.  The Book Beautiful and The Binding as Art, 1983, and The Book Beautiful and the Binding as Art II, 1985
  34. Colin & Charlotte Franklin.  A Catalogue of Early Colour Printing from Chiaroscurro to Aquatint, 1977
  35. Gimbel Brothers.  An Important Collection of Incunabula, 1467-1500, 1941
  36. E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd.  The Revival of Learning, [1938]
  37. E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd.  Sources of English Literature Before 1640, [1938]
  38. E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd.  Old Books on Various Subjects and A Collection of Early Photographs and Books Commemorating the Centenary of Fox Talbot and Daguerre, 1839-1939, 1939
  39. E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd.  Catalogue One Hundred, [1955]
  40. Goodspeed’s Book Shop.  Rare Americana, 1927
  41. Goodspeed’s Book Shop.  Printed in the Confederacy, [1987]
  42. Herbert E. Gorfin.  Catalogues no. 1-38 and five supplements, 1913-1930
  43. Gotham Book Mart.  We Moderns, 1920-1940, 1940
  44. Lathrop C. Harper, Inc.  Catalogue of a Selection of Incunabula from over 150 Presses, [1927-1930]
  45. Peter Harrington.  The Winnie-The-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally, 2011
  46. Michael D. Heaston, Rare Books & Manuscripts.  How They Went West! [1988]
  47. W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.  E. M. Forster’s Library, 1971
  48. J. N. Herlin, Inc.  Brain Storms, 1983
  49. Jonathan A. Hill.  Catalogus  Catalogorum, 1987-1992
  50. Walter A. Hill.  Robert Louis Stevenson, 1916
  51. The Holmes Book Company.  California & the Far West, 1948
  52. Michael Hosking.  The Golden Hind Bookshop.  David Garnett, C. B. E.:  A Writer’s Library, 1983
  53. John Howell – Books.  California:  Spanish Exploration to American Statehood; The Library of Jennie Crocker Henderson, 1979-1980
  54. Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers.  The Library of a Dickensian, 2012
  55. The Jenkins Company.  American Celebration, 1976, a bookseller’s leaf catalogue
  56. The Jenkins Company.  Early American Imprints, 1977,1979, and 1983
  57. Alan Keen Ltd.  The Venetian Library collected at the close of the XVI century by Doctor Odorico Pillone, [1947]
  58. Ben Kinmont, Bookseller.  Eat Drink & Be Merry!  A Holiday List of Gastronomy, 2002
  59. C. C. Kohler, Antiquarian Bookseller.  The Darwin Collection, [2003-2005]
  60. H. P. Kraus.  The Cradle of Printing from Mainz and Bamberg to Westminster and St. Albans, [1954]
  61. H. P. Kraus.  Thirty-five Manuscripts, 1962
  62. H. P. Kraus.  Monumentia Xylographica et Typographica:  The Cradle of Printing, Part II, 1971
  63. H. p. Kraus.  In Retrospect, 1978, together with Fifty Years, 1982
  64. H. P. Kraus.  Cimelia:  A Catalogue of Important Illuminated and Textual Manuscripts, 1983
  65. H. p. Kraus.  The Printed Book, 1995
  66. J. & J. Leighton.  Catalogue of Early-Printed, and Other Interesting Books, Manuscripts and Fine Bindings, 1905-1911
  67. Leon & Brother.  Catalogue of First Editions of American Authors, 1885
  68. C. F. Libbie & Company.  Catalogue of an Extraordinary Collection of Children’s Books of Olden Times, [1925]
  69. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.  Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica, 1815
  70. Macmillan & Bowes.  A Catalogue of Books Printed at or Relating to the University Town & Country of Cambridge from 1521 to 1893, 1894
  71. Richard Macnutt Ltd.  Opera, 1751-1800, 1971
  72. David Magee / Antiquarian Books.  Victoria R. I., [1969-1970]
  73. Maggs Bros.  Bibliotheca Aeronautica, Part I, 1920, and Part II, 1923
  74. Maggs Bros.  The Huntingdon Papers, 1926
  75. Maggs Bros.  Catalogue of a Unique Collection of Early Editions of Ronsard, 1927
  76. Maggs Bros.  Manuscripts, Miniatures et Beaux Livres du XIVe au XIXe Siecle:  Les Debuts de la Photographie, 1939
  77. Maggs Bros Ltd.  Four Catalogues on Bookbinding in Great Britain and the British Isles in six volumes, 1964, 1975, 1987, and 11996
  78. Elkin Mathews, Ltd.  A Catalogue of Books by or relating to Dr, Johnson & Members of his Circle, 1925
  79. Elkin Mathews, Ltd.  Byron and Byroniana, 1930
  80. Elkin Mathews, Ltd.  First Editions in English Literature & Music, 1934
  81. Elkin Mathews, Ltd.  The Holbrook Jackson Library, 1951
  82. G. Michelmore & Co.  A Catalogue of Shakespeareana, 1927
  83. Edward Morrill & Son.  American Children’s Books, 1723-1939, [1941
  84. Jeremy Norman & Co. Inc.  Catalysts:  Books Which Influenced Western Civilization, 1977
  85. Oak Knoll Books.  The Alida Roochvarg Collection of Books About Books, 1979-1980
  86. David L. O’Neal Antiquarian Booksellers.  Early American Almanacs, [1979]
  87. Payne and Foss.  Series of Catalogues, 1825-1850
  88. J. Pearson & Co.  Catalogue of a Magnificent Collection of Papal Bindings, [1916]
  89. J. Pearson & Co.  Catalogue of a Highly Important Collection of Books Printed Entirely upon Vellum, [1920]
  90. Pickering & Chatto Ltd.  The Victorian Novel, 1837-1901, [1935]
  91. Bernard Quaritch Ltd.  A General Catalogue of Books, 1887-1898, six volumes plus Index volume dated 1892, plus ten supplementary volumes, 1889-1889
  92. Bernard Quaritch Ltd.  Catalogue of a Most Important Collection of Publications of the Aldine Press, 1494-1595, 1929
  93. Bernard Quaritch Ltd.  A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Works relating to the History and Theory of the Game of Chess, 1929
  94. Bernard Quaritch Ltd.  A Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets from the library of Maurice Buxton Forman, 1973
  95. Randall House.  What Katy Did:  A Recognition of Feminism in the American Experience, 2003
  96. William Reese Company.  Authors’ First Books, 1986
  97. William Reese Company.  The Streeter Sale Revisited, 1993
  98. William Reese Company.  The Literature of the Great War, [1995]
  99. William Reese Company.  The Streeter Sale Revisited, 2007
  100. William Reese Company.  A Tribute to Wright Howes, Parts I and II, 2012
  101. Kenneth W. Rendell Inc.  The American Frontier from the Atlantic to the Pacific, three volumes, 1981
  102. William H. Robinson Ltd.  Books and Manuscripts Relating to America… Including the Library of George Grenville, 1940
  103. William H. Robinson Ltd.  A Selection of Extremely Rare and Important Printed Books and Ancient Manuscripts, 1948
  104. William H. Robinson Ltd.  A Selection of Precious Manuscripts, Historic Documents and Rare Books, the majority from the renowned collection of Sir. Thomas Phillipps, Bt. (1792-1872), 1950
  105. William H. Robinson Ltd.  Rare Books and Manuscripts, 1953
  106. The Rosenbach Company.  1776 Americana, 1926
  107. The Rosenbach Company.  English Plays to 1700, including An Unique Shakespeare Collection, 1940
  108. The Rosenbach Company.  English Poetry to 1700, 1941
  109. The Rosenbach Company.  The History of America in Documents in three parts, 1949, 1950, 1951
  110. Leona Rostenberg & Madeleine B. Stern.  The Aldine Press, 1967
  111. Bertram Rota Ltd.  The Printer and the Artist, 1974
  112. Bertram Rota Ltd.  Poetry:  The Simon Nowell-Smith Collection, 2002
  113. Charles J. Sawyer.  A Dickens Library Exhibition Catalogue, 1936
  114. Walter Schatzki.  Children’s Books Old and Rare, [1941]
  115. Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.  Realms of Childhood, 1983
  116. Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.  Five Centuries of Childhood, 1497-1987, 2002
  117. E. K. Schreiber.   The Estiennes:  An Annotated Catalogue, 1982
  118. The Scribner Book Store.  First Editions of Music, [1935]
  119. The Scribner Book Store.  Detective Fiction, [1934]
  120. The Scribner Book Store.  Science and Thought in the 19th Century, [1938]
  121. The Scribner Book Store.  Scribners Present The Modern Library in First Editions, 1938
  122. The Scribner Book Store.  A Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts, and First and Other Important Editions of the Tales of Sherlock Holmes, [194-], 1976, and the 2015 quasi-facsimile reproduction of the original edition – prepared as an accompaniment to the Special Copies of Great Catalogues
  123. Serendipity Books.  American Fiction of the 1960s, [1979]
  124. Seven Gables Bookshop.  Six catalogues of authors’ first books, 1936 – 1972
  125. Alfred Russell Smith, successor to John Russell Smith.  A Catalogue of Ten Thousand Tracts and Pamphlets, and Fifty Thousand Prints and Drawings, Illustrating the Topography and Antiquities of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, 1878.
  126. Henry Sotheran and Co.  Sotheran’s Price Current of Literature: “The Library of Charles Dickens,” 1878
  127. Henry Sotheran and Co.  Bibliotheca Pretiosa, 1907
  128. Henry Sotheran and Co.  Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, 1921-1953
  129. Henry Sotheran and Co.  The Major Mullens Collection … on British Ornithology, 1924
  130. Henry Sotheran and Co.  Choice Books, Manuscripts and Engravings, Including the Isaac Newton Library, 1940
  131. Henry Stevens.  Historical Nugget:  Bibliotheca Americana, 1862 and 1885
  132. Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles.  Rare Americana [Rare 3], [1927
  133. James Toovey.  A Catalogue of an Extensive and Extraordinary Assemblage of the Productions of the Aldine Press, 1880
  134. Charles W. Traylen Antiquarian Bookseller.  The Wentworth Woodhouse Library, 1949 and 1951
  135. J. & M. L. Tregaskis “Caxton Head.”  International Bookbinding Exhibition by the Chief Craftsmen from all Parts of the World, 1894
  136. W. M. Voynich.  First to Ninth List of Books, 1898 – 1902
  137. B. Weinreb Architectural Books Ltd.  The Small English House, 1977
  138. John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller.  William Blake, 2009
  139. Charles B. Wood III, Inc.  The Photograph and the Book, Parts I and II, 1976 and 1978
  140. Ximenes Rare Books Inc.  English Verse, 1791-1750, three catalogues, [2010, 2011, 2012], with a related catalogue, The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, [2011]

This volume is available in two versions:

 

In red cloth:  $225

In one quarter morocco:  $450

 

To place an order you can call or email:

 

John Payne

512.328.4535

johnpaynelll@gmail.com

 

 

 


Posted On: 2018-07-03 00:44
User Name: hermeticsurveyor

Wow, thanks for the list, very interesting and helpful. For decades I've collected dealer catalogs without thought to their perceived importance or value, but mainly for reading material and reference, and this list helps mollify my lingering fears that I was crazy to do so as many, perhaps a third of them I have, and some I've pondered extensively. It was the late Ian Jackson who inspired me, who sold me many of them, and encouraged my seemingly preposterous interest.


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  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.

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