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 4148
4 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
5 Addison and Sarova 3918
6 Ader 45159
7 Aguttes 11099
8 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 17779
9 Alaska Auction 1904
10 ALDE 54187
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 15906
28 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
29 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
30 Arader Galleries 4837
31 Archives International Auctions 12579
32 Arenberg Auctions 1410
33 Artcurial 41971
34 Asher 367
35 Aspire Auctions 2152
36 Aste Bolaffi 1976
37 Auction Explorer Books 17337
38 Auctionata 11343
39 Audap and Mirabaud 5828
40 Australian Book Auctions 24778
41 Autographes Encheres 1198
42 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4639
43 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
44 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
45 Bangs 91508
46 Bauer 528
47 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 6643
48 Beaussant Lefevre 3437
49 Bent White Mountains 823
50 Bernard Quaritch 25960
51 Bibliopathos 568
52 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
53 Binoche et Giquello 12855
54 Blacksparrow 864
55 Blanchard's Auction Service 2
56 Bloomsbury Auctions 171978
57 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
58 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
59 Bolaffi SPA 758
60 Bonhams 144253
61 Books by the Falls 667
62 Booth & Williams 352
63 Bradford 6239
64 Braislin 1997
65 Brinley 9138
66 Britwell Court 1916 493
67 Brunk Auctions 1620
68 Bruun Rasmussen 36456
69 Bubb Kuyper 155979
70 Burgersdijk and Niermans 38592
71 Butterfield 1319
72 Carlsen Gallery 372
73 Case Antiques, Inc. 1004
74 Castner Auction 29
75 CD David 128
76 CDowning Auctions 293
77 CF Libbie 34633
78 Charles Hamilton 29959
79 Charles Heartman 3033
80 Charles Wood 33965
81 Charlton Hall 831
82 Check List American Railroads 2707
83 Chinese Question 498
84 Chiswick Auctions 3576
85 Christian Hesse Auktionen 6054
86 Christies 237649
87 Church 1433
88 Clars Auction Gallery 14961
89 Claude Aguttes 233
90 CNY Book Auctions 219
91 Cohasco 263
92 Collection MC 72
93 Comic Connect 100
94 Connecticut Book Auctions 175
95 Copley Fine Art Auctions 1008
96 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
97 Cottone 98
98 Coutau Begarie 4692
99 Cowans Auctions 15501
100 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
101 Dallas Auction Gallery 123
102 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
103 Dawson Book Shop 1189
104 De Baecque and Associes 8883
105 Decker 11230
106 Delvaux 348
107 Dirk Soulis Auctions 6013
108 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 130429
109 Dora Hood 85126
110 Dorotheum 39204
111 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 6344
112 Doyle New York 19721
113 Drouot Estimations 96
114 DSloan 4295
115 Du Mouchelles 180
116 Dupont 255
117 Dush 863
118 Early American 5196
119 Eberstadt 21456
120 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
121 Eldreds 9733
122 ERA Encheres 1798
123 EV Thompson 614
124 Evans 32214
125 Ferraton 37099
126 Field 1703
127 Field Auction 4879
128 Florence Number Nine 37
129 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 7070
130 Forum Auctions 13168
131 Forum Auctions in Italy 3131
132 Francis Edwards 166736
133 Francis Harper 73
134 Freemans 22934
135 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
136 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
137 Galerie Bassenge 114471
138 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
139 Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. 3
140 Gateway Gallery Auction 384
141 George Littlefield 16134
142 Gibson Auction Inc. 404
143 Goelet 895
144 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 3158
145 Goldschmidt 49633
146 Gonnelli Casa DAste 15774
147 Goodspeed 233888
148 Gowans 309
149 Grays Auctioneers 4578
150 Grogan and Company 362
151 Guernseys 6224
152 Guillaumot Richard 402
153 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
154 Harmsworth 5068
155 Hartung and Hartung 31862
156 Hauff and Auvermann 39415
157 Hauswedell and Nolte 24873
158 HBradley Martin 48
159 Henkels 6698
160 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 17747
161 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
162 Heritage Auctions 591600
163 Heritage Map Museum 109
164 Hessney Auction Company 2
165 HNestler 3022
166 Holabird Associates 1527
167 Holabird Kagin Americana 24114
168 Holliday 1233
169 Howell 8059
170 Howes US IANA 11600
171 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
172 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
173 HRS California 489
174 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
175 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
176 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
177 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
178 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
179 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
180 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
181 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
182 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
183 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
184 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
185 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
186 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
187 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
188 HRS TN Nashville 481
189 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
190 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
191 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
192 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
193 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
194 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
195 HRS Wisconsin 569
196 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
197 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
198 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
199 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
200 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
201 Huntington1269 308
202 Huntington1309 330
203 Huntington1406 245
204 Huntington1698 1015
205 HV Jones Sale 580
206 HVJones 304
207 HVJones Check List 1746
208 Il Ponte 2989
209 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 5932
210 Jacksons Auction 453
211 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
212 James D Julia Auctioneers 1668
213 JandS 13489
214 Jasper52 112
215 JellyFishTree 1821
216 Jenkins 628
217 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
218 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
219 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH 28303
220 JMW Auction Gallery 1780
221 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
222 John Howell Books Americana 718
223 John McInnis Auctioneers 3944
224 Johns Western Gallery 2826
225 Johnson 1415
226 Kapandji Morhange 13221
227 Kedem Auction 15142
228 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
229 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
230 Keno Auctions 15
231 Kestenbaum and Company 4822
232 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 39538
233 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 77368
234 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 283732
235 KLeach 5502
236 Knotty Pine Auction Service 8039
237 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 4289
238 Kraus 569
239 Laird Park 394
240 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 14434
241 Lathrop Harper 14598
242 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
243 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
244 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
245 Leekley 373
246 Leland Little Auctions 1270
247 Leonard and Company 1
248 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 20101
249 LF Robinson 1304 701
250 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
251 Light Horse Auctions 169
252 Littell 1141
253 Longs 11280
254 Ludewig 1220
255 Lyon and Turnbull 17739
256 MacManus 65020
257 Madigan 213
258 Maggs 60208
259 Maggs VI 542
260 Maître Bernard GALATEAU 0
261 Map World 422
262 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 17495
263 Marshall 1044
264 Mayfair Book Auctions 70
265 McLemore Auction Company 63
266 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
267 Merwin Clayton Sales Company 275505
268 Merwin Sales Company NY 0
269 Michaans Auctions 2416
270 Michael Brown 781
271 Michael Treloar 986
272 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 4473
273 Midland 64251
274 Minerva Auctions Roma 13501
275 Moreshet Auctions 1948
276 Morton Casa de Subastas 14491
277 Mossgreen 948
278 MS Rare Books 34295
279 Murphy 3307
280 NAMagazines 255
281 National Art Galleries 1932 157
282 National Book Auctions 64192
283 Neal Auction Company 3712
284 Neret Minet and Tessier 29807
285 New England Auctions 2142
286 New England Book Auctions 15928
287 Norris 4311
288 North American Auction Company 395
289 Northeast Auctions 1783
290 Nosbüsch & Stucke 15606
291 Nye & Company Auctioneers 402
292 OGER et CAMPER 720
293 OGER et DUMONT 100
294 OGER et SEMONT 531
295 Old World Auctions 52015
296 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
297 OSENAT 5567
298 OShaughnessy 26643
299 Otto Lange 23114
300 Paige Auction 1092
301 Pandolfini 1669
302 Parke Bernet 242074
303 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
304 PBA Galleries 151623
305 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
306 Pennypacker943 6707
307 Penrose 365
308 Philobiblon Auctions 2552
309 PIASA 38607
310 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
311 Pierre Berge and Associes 9896
312 Pilling 5532
313 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
314 PosterConnection Inc. 1777
315 Potomack Company 1228
316 Potter and Potter Auctions 14391
317 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
318 Profiles in History 27213
319 Purcell Auctioneers 3901
320 Quagga Rare Books and Art 437
321 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 8223
322 Rago Arts and Auctions 2225
323 Ralph Kristiansen 966
324 Randall and Windle 4447
325 Reiss and Sohn 59367
326 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
327 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
328 Rice 2645
329 RJM Autographs and Antiques 630
330 RM Smythe 923
331 Robert Brown 163
332 Robert Hayman 9117
333 Robert Siegel Galleries 6402
334 Robinson 9390
335 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 48643
336 Rosenbach 8252
337 Rossini 9376
338 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
339 RR Auction 91542
340 RW Olivers 550
341 Sabin 106729
342 Sabin Handy Bib 995
343 Sawyer 34396
344 Scott & O'Shaughnessy 4087
345 Scribner 14048
346 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
347 Shapiro Auctions 184
348 Sheppards Irish Auction House 264
349 Siebert 1084
350 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
351 Skinner 19878
352 Soler Y Llach 4618
353 Soliday 5224
354 Sotheby Parke Bernet 15509
355 Sothebys 1047340
356 Southern 9651
357 Spink Shreves Galleries 1294
358 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 4259
359 Stockholms Auktionsverk 2450
360 Streeter 4423
361 Swaen Map Auction 10376
362 Swann Galleries 386884
363 Tajan 13187
364 Terry Part I 361
365 Terry Part II 370
366 Terry Part III 444
367 The Antiquarian Book 57
368 The Written Word Autographs 4292
369 Thomas Scheler 116
370 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1755
371 Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers 0
372 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
373 TN Luther Books 35327
374 Tooveys 16428
375 Trafford Books 2083
376 Treadway Gallery 0
377 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books 4505
378 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
379 University Archives 1012
380 UP James 6491
381 Valley Auctions 453
382 Venator and Hanstein 24957
383 Vermot de Pas 19907
384 Vinson 112
385 Waddingtons 877
386 Walpole Galleries 53757
387 Watkins Americana 184
388 Waverly Auctions 22336
389 Webbs 546
390 William Allen 13871
391 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals 1021
392 William Parkinson 505
393 William Salloch 11786
394 William Schab 4827
395 Winner's Auctions Ltd 1330
396 Winter Associates 1117
397 Witten 109
398 Woolley and Wallis 1128
399 Wright Howes 12365
400 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
401 Zamorano Eighty 80
402 Zisska and Kistner 22702
403 Zisska and Lacher 13600
404 Zisska and Schauer 28797
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <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, 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>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400
  • <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.
  • <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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