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 852
2 AbeBooks Most Expensive 70
3 Adams Amsterdam Auctions 3758
4 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
5 Addison and Sarova 3732
6 Ader 42996
7 Aguttes 9978
8 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 17779
9 Alaska Auction 1562
10 ALDE 52020
11 Alderfer Auction Company 1218
12 Alexander Autographs 10515
13 Alexander Historical Auctions 12612
14 AltaCal OL 250
15 American Art Association 99060
16 American Bibles 1480
17 American Book Auction Catalogues 10619
18 Americana Beginnings 679
19 Anderson Galleries 722517
20 Anderson Galleries 1604 622
21 Anderson Galleries 1642 672
22 Anderson Galleries 1685 300
23 Anderson Galleries 1686 1171
24 Anderson Galleries 70 Nuggets 71
25 Anteo Subastas 0
26 Antiquarian Auctions 11643
27 AntiquarianAuctions.com 14204
28 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
29 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
30 Arader Galleries 4517
31 Archives International Auctions 12579
32 Artcurial 40402
33 Asher 367
34 Aspire Auctions 2048
35 Aste Bolaffi 1026
36 Auction Explorer Books 17337
37 Auctionata 11343
38 Audap and Mirabaud 5449
39 Australian Book Auctions 24441
40 Autographes Encheres 1198
41 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4639
42 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
43 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
44 Bangs 91508
45 Bauer 528
46 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 6154
47 Beaussant Lefevre 3158
48 Bent White Mountains 823
49 Bernard Quaritch 25960
50 Bibliopathos 568
51 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
52 Binoche et Giquello 11828
53 Blacksparrow 864
54 Blanchard's Auction Service 2
55 Bloomsbury Auctions 171978
56 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
57 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
58 Bolaffi SPA 758
59 Bonhams 141489
60 Books by the Falls 667
61 Booth & Williams 352
62 Bradford 6239
63 Braislin 1997
64 Brinley 9138
65 Britwell Court 1916 493
66 Brunk Auctions 1413
67 Bruun Rasmussen 34301
68 Bubb Kuyper 150014
69 Burgersdijk and Niermans 37434
70 Butterfield 1319
71 Carlsen Gallery 367
72 Case Antiques, Inc. 837
73 Castner Auction 29
74 CD David 128
75 CDowning Auctions 293
76 CF Libbie 34633
77 Charles Hamilton 29959
78 Charles Heartman 3033
79 Charles Wood 33965
80 Charlton Hall 620
81 Check List American Railroads 2707
82 Chinese Question 498
83 Chiswick Auctions 2042
84 Christian Hesse Auktionen 5234
85 Christies 235643
86 Church 1433
87 Clars Auction Gallery 13626
88 Claude Aguttes 233
89 CNY Book Auctions 219
90 Cohasco 263
91 Collection MC 72
92 Comic Connect 100
93 Connecticut Book Auctions 175
94 Copley Fine Art Auctions 919
95 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
96 Cottone 98
97 Coutau Begarie 4692
98 Cowans Auctions 13865
99 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
100 Dallas Auction Gallery 123
101 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
102 Dawson Book Shop 1189
103 De Baecque and Associes 8230
104 Decker 11230
105 Delvaux 348
106 Dirk Soulis Auctions 5816
107 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 125810
108 Dora Hood 85126
109 Dorotheum 37604
110 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 6344
111 Doyle New York 18142
112 DSloan 4295
113 Du Mouchelles 180
114 Dupont 255
115 Dush 863
116 Early American 5196
117 Eberstadt 21456
118 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
119 Eldreds 9243
120 ERA Encheres 1798
121 EV Thompson 614
122 Evans 32214
123 Ferraton 34895
124 Field 1703
125 Field Auction 4879
126 Florence Number Nine 37
127 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 6242
128 Forum Auctions 8270
129 Forum Auctions in Italy 2775
130 Francis Edwards 166736
131 Francis Harper 73
132 Freemans 22394
133 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
134 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
135 Galerie Bassenge 111617
136 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
137 Gateway Gallery Auction 384
138 George Littlefield 16134
139 Gibson Auction Inc. 404
140 Goelet 895
141 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 2493
142 Goldschmidt 49633
143 Gonnelli Casa DAste 14365
144 Goodspeed 233888
145 Gowans 309
146 Grays Auctioneers 4083
147 Grogan and Company 291
148 Guernseys 5557
149 Guillaumot Richard 402
150 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
151 Harmsworth 5068
152 Hartung and Hartung 31862
153 Hauff and Auvermann 39415
154 Hauswedell and Nolte 24873
155 HBradley Martin 48
156 Henkels 6698
157 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 17747
158 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
159 Heritage Auctions 518140
160 Heritage Map Museum 109
161 Hessney Auction Company 2
162 HNestler 3022
163 Holabird Associates 1527
164 Holabird Kagin Americana 19876
165 Holliday 1233
166 Howell 8059
167 Howes US IANA 11600
168 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
169 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
170 HRS California 489
171 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
172 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
173 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
174 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
175 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
176 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
177 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
178 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
179 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
180 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
181 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
182 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
183 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
184 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
185 HRS TN Nashville 481
186 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
187 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
188 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
189 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
190 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
191 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
192 HRS Wisconsin 569
193 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
194 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
195 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
196 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
197 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
198 Huntington1269 308
199 Huntington1309 330
200 Huntington1406 245
201 Huntington1698 1015
202 HV Jones Sale 580
203 HVJones 304
204 HVJones Check List 1746
205 Il Ponte 2352
206 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 5087
207 Jacksons Auction 453
208 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
209 James D Julia Auctioneers 1668
210 JandS 13489
211 Jasper52 112
212 JellyFishTree 1821
213 Jenkins 628
214 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
215 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
216 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH 26174
217 JMW Auction Gallery 1780
218 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
219 John Howell Books Americana 718
220 John McInnis Auctioneers 3858
221 Johns Western Gallery 2826
222 Johnson 1415
223 Kapandji Morhange 13221
224 Kedem Auction 12238
225 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
226 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
227 Keno Auctions 15
228 Kestenbaum and Company 4090
229 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 38988
230 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 75910
231 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 270674
232 KLeach 5502
233 Knotty Pine Auction Service 8039
234 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 4289
235 Kraus 569
236 Laird Park 394
237 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 13075
238 Lathrop Harper 14598
239 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
240 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
241 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
242 Leekley 373
243 Leland Little Auctions 817
244 Leonard and Company 1
245 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 19146
246 LF Robinson 1304 701
247 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
248 Light Horse Auctions 169
249 Littell 1141
250 Longs 11280
251 Ludewig 1220
252 Lyon and Turnbull 17221
253 MacManus 65020
254 Madigan 213
255 Maggs 60208
256 Maggs VI 542
257 Maître Bernard GALATEAU 0
258 Map World 422
259 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 16295
260 Marshall 1044
261 McLemore Auction Company 63
262 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
263 Merwin Clayton Sales Company 275505
264 Merwin Sales Company NY 0
265 Michaans Auctions 2136
266 Michael Brown 781
267 Michael Treloar 986
268 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 4473
269 Midland 64251
270 Minerva Auctions Roma 12389
271 Moreshet Auctions 1417
272 Morton Casa de Subastas 14491
273 Mossgreen 948
274 MS Rare Books 34295
275 Murphy 3307
276 NAMagazines 255
277 National Art Galleries 1932 157
278 National Book Auctions 63039
279 Neal Auction Company 3491
280 Neret Minet and Tessier 29020
281 New England Auctions 2142
282 New England Book Auctions 15928
283 Norris 4311
284 North American Auction Company 88
285 Northeast Auctions 1612
286 Nosbüsch & Stucke 12962
287 Nye & Company Auctioneers 331
288 OGER et CAMPER 720
289 OGER et DUMONT 100
290 OGER et SEMONT 531
291 Old World Auctions 50019
292 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
293 OSENAT 5210
294 OShaughnessy 26643
295 Otto Lange 23114
296 Paige Auction 1092
297 Pandolfini 1669
298 Parke Bernet 242074
299 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
300 PBA Galleries 145251
301 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
302 Pennypacker943 6707
303 Penrose 365
304 Philobiblon Auctions 2552
305 PIASA 38273
306 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
307 Pierre Berge and Associes 9204
308 Pilling 5532
309 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
310 PosterConnection Inc. 426
311 Potomack Company 1006
312 Potter and Potter Auctions 11567
313 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
314 Profiles in History 25405
315 Purcell Auctioneers 2956
316 Quagga Rare Books and Art 396
317 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 7760
318 Rago Arts and Auctions 2047
319 Ralph Kristiansen 966
320 Randall and Windle 4447
321 Reiss and Sohn 59367
322 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
323 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
324 Rice 2645
325 RJM Autographs and Antiques 630
326 RM Smythe 923
327 Robert Brown 163
328 Robert Hayman 9117
329 Robert Siegel Galleries 5204
330 Robinson 9390
331 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 48643
332 Rosenbach 8252
333 Rossini 8543
334 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
335 RR Auction 82608
336 RW Olivers 550
337 Sabin 106729
338 Sabin Handy Bib 995
339 Sawyer 34396
340 Scott & O'Shaughnessy 4087
341 Scribner 14048
342 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
343 Shapiro Auctions 184
344 Sheppards Irish Auction House 264
345 Siebert 1084
346 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
347 Skinner 18751
348 Soler Y Llach 2669
349 Soliday 5224
350 Sotheby Parke Bernet 15509
351 Sothebys 1044405
352 Southern 9651
353 Spink Shreves Galleries 1294
354 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 3957
355 Stockholms Auktionsverk 2450
356 Streeter 4423
357 Swaen Map Auction 10376
358 Swann Galleries 381330
359 Tajan 12726
360 Terry Part I 361
361 Terry Part II 370
362 Terry Part III 444
363 The Antiquarian Book 57
364 The Written Word Autographs 3109
365 Thomas Scheler 116
366 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1755
367 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
368 TN Luther Books 35327
369 Tooveys 15574
370 Trafford Books 1372
371 Treadway Gallery 0
372 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books 1618
373 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
374 University Archives 0
375 UP James 6491
376 Valley Auctions 453
377 Venator and Hanstein 23801
378 Vermot de Pas 16999
379 Vinson 112
380 Waddingtons 877
381 Walpole Galleries 53757
382 Watkins Americana 184
383 Waverly Auctions 22336
384 Webbs 546
385 William Allen 13871
386 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals 635
387 William Parkinson 505
388 William Salloch 11786
389 William Schab 4827
390 Winner's Auctions Ltd 0
391 Winter Associates 1053
392 Witten 109
393 Woolley and Wallis 1128
394 Wright Howes 12365
395 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
396 Zamorano Eighty 80
397 Zisska and Kistner 22702
398 Zisska and Lacher 11640
399 Zisska and Schauer 28797
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <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>
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