• <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. November 29, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Buffon (G.L.M.L., Comte de). <i>Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux,</i> 10 vol., large paper copy, 973 hand-coloured engraved plates drawn and engraved by Franz Nicolaus Martinet, Paris, 1770-86. £70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Bible (English). The Holy Bible, first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], 1611. £30,000 to 40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Marlborough (John Churchill, 1st Duke of).- [Parker (Robert, army officer)] <i>[Memoirs of the remarkable military transactions from the year 1688 to 1718],</i> ?autograph manuscript, 300pp., [c. 1718]. £20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. November 29, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> France.- Paris.- Turgot (Michel Etienne). <i>Plan de Paris,</i> engraved maps, contemporary red morocco, gilt, Paris, 1739. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon). <i>Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften,</i> first edition, complete with 31 plates, St. Petersburg, 1776-1801. £10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Brant (Sebastian). <i>Stultifera Navis... The Ship of Fooles, wherein is shewed the folly of all States...,</i> large woodcut title and numerous woodcuts in the text, [London], [John Cawood], 1570. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. November 29, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Aldus.- Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Il Decamerone,</i> Venice, House of Aldus & Andrea Torresani, 1522. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Wallace (Alfred Russel). 77pp. of Autograph letters (and 1 postcard) to various people, 1894-1904, on various palaeontological, geological and natural history matters. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> DNA.- Watson (James D.) and Francis Crick, <i>Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid,</i> 1953 [and others]. £5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. November 29, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Optics.- Molyneux (William). <i>Dioptrica nova. A Treatise of Dioptricks, in Two Parts,</i> first edition, for Benj. Tooke, 1692. £5,000 to 7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Economics.- Mississippi & South Sea Bubbles.- <i>Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid,</i> 74 engraved plates and 3 maps, Amsterdam, 1720. £4,000 to 6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 29:</b> Asia.- Clouet (Jean Baptiste Louis). <i>Carte D'Asie Divisée en ses Principaux Etats,</i> engraved map with hand-colouring, on wooden rollers, 1782. £3,000 to 5,000
  • <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>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Judaica. November 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Huttich (Johann) & Grynaeus (Simon). <i>Novus orbis regionum ac insularum veteribus …</i> FIRST EDITION, large woodcut folding map, text illustrations, folio, 1532. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Warhol (Andy) and Frankfurt (Suzie). <i>Wild Raspberries,</i> ONE OF FEWER THAN 100 COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Warhol in pencil, 1959. £10,000 to 12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Meulen (Adam Frans, van der). Collection of Hunting, Genre and Battle Scenes, 27 copper-engraved views, folio, Paris [c. 1685]. £8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Judaica. November 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Tyndale's Bible.- Bible, English. <i> [The Newe Testament yet once agayne Corrected by Willyam Tindale],</i> many woodcut text illustrations and initials, 1536. £8,000 to 10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Jacobson (Ruth Taylor, artist). <i>Messiah's Feast,</i> original stained glass panel, image approx. 1020 x 615 mm., [c.1990]. £8,000 to 10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Wallerstein-Braun (Gitl, sculptor-photographer). 'Jeremiah', original bronze of the Jewish prophet, approx. 210 x 470 (at base) mm., [c. 2010]. £6,000 to 8,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Judaica. November 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Kadishman (Menashe, artist). <i>Goats Head,</i> original acrylic on canvas painting, [Israel], 2002. £2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Wyllie (W. L.) & Brewer (H. W.). <i>Bird's Eye View of London as seen from a balloon,</i> hand-coloured wood engraving, image 870 x 1100 mm., 1884. £1,800 to 2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Stained glass window of Jewish interest.- Pilkington glass stained glass window from a demolished synagogue, approx. 580 x 1430 mm. [c.1950]. £1,500 to 2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Rare Books and Works on Paper, including Judaica. November 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Auerbach (Tauba, artist). <i>[2,3],</i> #129 of 1000 copies, with card numbered and signed by the artist/author, 6 vol., one cut-out pop-up figure in each volume, different coloured boards. £1,500 to 2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Costumes. <i>Costumi di Roma e dei Contorni,</i> engraved vignette title and 30 plates, Santarello, Rome, 1846; and 3 others (4). £1,000 to 1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov 28:</b> Morris (William). <i>The Well at the World’s End,</i> one of 350 copies, The Kelmscott Press, 1896. £800 to 1,200
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Maria Louise Kirk, 4 pen, ink, watercolor & gouache illustrations for <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,</i> 1904. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> H.A. Rey, <i>“Do You Want To Get Across?”</i> colored pencil, charcoal & watercolor, 1939. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Norman Rockwell, <i>The Pharmacist,</i> study for cover of <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1939. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, illustration for Homer’s <i>Odyssey,</i> gouache & watercolor, 1914. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>“And everyone was in his bed,"</i> gouache, watercolor & ink on board, 1961. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Charles M. Shulz, <i>Woodstock is Searching for His Identity,</i> original pen & ink 4-panel <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1972. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> painted collage, 1990. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Jerry Pinkney, <i>The Lion & The Mouse,</i> watercolor & graphite, illustration for <i>School Library Journal,</i> 2009. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Maurice Sendak, watercolor & graphite illustration for <i>Little Bear's New Friend,</i> 2001. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Peter Arno, <i>Circus Tricks,</i> ink, wash & watercolor, cover illustration for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1964. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 6:</b> Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury: <i>“Is Rufus Ready for his Lesson?”,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, circa 1970s. $6,000 to $9,000.

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.


Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on November 26th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Buch der Chroniken,</i> 1493. Est: € 120,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b> Latin and Book of Hours, around 1500. Est: € 50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b> Biblia latina, Koberger printing 1493. Est: € 4,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on November 26th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>P. de Medina, <i>Libro de grandezas,</i> 1549. Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>C. J. Trew, <i>Plantae selectae,</i> 1750-73. Est: € 28,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>A. de Laborde, <i>Voyage pittoresque,</i> 1806-20. Est: € 8,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on November 26th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> 1931.<br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>F. Léger, <i>Les illuminations,</i> 1949.<br>Est: € 2,000
    <b>Ketterer Kunst Hamburg, Rare Books Auction on November 26th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b> Master binding by E. Maylander, 1945. Est: € 1,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b> Master binding by G. Cretté, 1934. Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 26:</b><br>S. Dalí, <i>Après 50 ans des surréalisme,</i> 1974. Est: € 8,000
  • <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>The first edition, in the original wrappers, of the first part of Pushkin’s masterpiece – ‘a bibliographical rarity of the highest order’ (Smirnov-Sokol’skii). £25,000 to £35,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>The very rare first edition of Gogol’s first masterpiece and his first obtainable book. £50,000 to £70,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>The first edition of Dostoevsky's <i>Brat'ia Karamazovy</i> (1830) in a superb contemporary cloth presentation binding. £22,000 to £30,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>The first edition of the first version of the opening of <i>War and Peace,</i> with the original paper covers. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>An early corrected typescript of Akhmatova's <i>Poema bez geroia</i> (July 1946) £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>A presentation copy of the first edition of <i>Kamen</i> (1913) inscribed by Mandel'shtam to his early mentor the poet Viacheslav Ivanov. £60,000 to £90,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>Rare autograph correspondence from Vladislav Khodasevich, including a manuscript of his long poem 'Sorrento Photographs' (1921). £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Christie’s London, 28 November:</b><br>An important letter from Marina Tsvetaeva to the poet Nikolai Tikhonov (1935) in which she challenges Pasternak and his views on poetry. £12,000 to £18,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov 20:</b> GAZA, Theodorus. <i>Introductivae grammatices libriquatuor.</i> Venice: Aldus Manutius, 25 December 1495. €40,000 to 50,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov 20:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo. <i>Historie di Nicolo Machiavegli cittadino, et segretario fiorentino</i>... Rome: Antonio Blado, 25 March 1532. €15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov 20:</b> BELLMER, Hans -- ELUARD, Paul. <i>Les Jeux de la Poupée. Illustrés de textes par Paul Eluard.</i> Paris : les Editions Premieres, 1949. €30,000 to 40,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, Nov 20:</b> [BONNARD, Pierre] - VERLAINE, Paul. <i>Parallèlement.</i> Paris : Imprimerie nationale & Ambroise Vollard, 1900. €30,000 to 40,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Livres et Manuscrits. November 21, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> ANDRÉ BRETON, <i>La Lampe dans l’horloge.</i> Paris, Robert Marin, 1948. Binding by Rose Adler, dated 1959. €15,000 to €20,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> ARTHUR RIMBAUD, <i>Une Saison en enfer.</i> Bruxelles, Alliance typographique, 1873. Binding by Rose Adler. €25,000 to €35,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> TRISTAN TZARA, <i>La Bonne heure.</i> Paris, Raymond Jacquet 1955. Binding by Rose Adler, dated 1958. €8,000 to €12,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Livres et Manuscrits. November 21, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> PIERRE REVERDY, <i>La Lucarne ovale.</i> Paris, 1916. Binding by Rose Adler, dated 1949. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> RENÉ CHAR, PABLO PICASSO, <i>Le Marteau sans maître and Moulin Premier.</i> 1927-1935. Paris, José Corti, 1945. Binding by Rose Adler, dated 1947. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> MARCEL PROUST, Friendly correspondence to the count Louis Gautier-Vignal. 1914-1921. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Livres et Manuscrits. November 21, 2018</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> JEAN COCTEAU, Portrait of the Baron de Charlus, circa 1921-1923. Original drawing signed. €7,000 to €10,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> PAUL ÉLUARD, JOAN MIRÓ, <i>À toute épreuve.</i> Genève, Gérald Cramer, 1958. First illustrated edition. €15,000 to €25,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> PAUL VERLAINE, PIERRE BONNARD, <i>Parallèlement.</i> Paris, Imprimerie nationale, Ambroise Vollard, 1900. €15,000 to €25,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Nov, 21:</b> GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE, ANDRÉ DERAIN, <i>L’Enchanteur pourrissant.</i> Paris, Henry Kahnweiler, 1909. €30,000 to €50,000
  • <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

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