• <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> SITTING BULL SIGNED PHOTO (The Finest in Existence).
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> The Beatles Signed Photo Card and the Make-Up Sponge Used During the Historic February 1964 Ed Sullivan Performance.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Extremely Rare John Wesley Hardin Signature from a Texas Cattle Brand Book, early 1870s.
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Albert Einstein "refugee intellectuals of the Hitler persecution.”
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> LYNDON B. JOHNSON Personally Owned & Worn STETSON HAT.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Sigmund Freud Typed Letter Signed in English "I am still on the road to health, but I have not arrived."
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Nixon’s All Time Baseball All Star Team and the Reporter that helped change the 1972 Presidential Election!
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Incredible signed ''Atomic Energy for Military Purposes'' -by Enrico Fermi & Robert Oppenheimer and- Also Signed by Four Other Manhattan Project Scientists Who Developed the First Atomic Bomb.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Samuel Adams, Signer of Declaration Of Independence, Signed Military Appointment.
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Orville Wright & Glenn Martin Signed Photograph.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Thomas Jefferson, a Magnificent Large Signature.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Robert E. Lee ALS, “Suffering people of the South … blessing of God.”
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 47. Roosevelt, Theodore. Photograph inscribed to Morris J. Hirsch. May 7th 1918. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 178. Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York: [Printed for the author], 1955. First edition in the first issue binding. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 38. Mather, Cotton. <i>Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England.</i> London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 55. Taylor, Zachary. Autograph letter signed as President-Elect. Baton Rouge: January 15, 1849. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. Picasso, Pablo. <i>Verve</i> Vol. V, Nos. 19-20. Paris: Editions Verve, 1948. Inscribed on the title page by Picasso. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 211. Domergue, Jean-Gabriel. L'Ete a Monte Carlo. Lithographed poster, Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris, circa 1937. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 105. Manuscript Illumination attr. to Neri da Rimini. Large excised initial "N" from a choirbook, extensively historiated. [Likely Rimini: first quarter of the 14th century]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 40. McKenney, Thomas L. and Hall, James. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.</i> Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1870. $3,00
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 222. Searle, Ronald. [Pets--a dog, cats and a parrot-- surrounded by books, and inspecting a globe, perhaps planning global domination]. Original drawing, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 98. Faden, William; Scull, Nicholas and George Heap. A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap. London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Autograph Letter Signed ("B. Franklin"), to Benjamin Vaughan asserting the primacy of American independence in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, Passy, July 11, 1782. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Autograph Letter Signed ("B. Franklin") to David Hartley addressing Hartley's final issues with the recently completed ratification of the Treaty of Paris, Passy, June 2, 1784. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> MASON & DIXON. A hand-colored contemporary manuscript map titled in cartouche, "A Map of that Part of AMERICA where a degree of LATITUDE was measured for the ROYAL SOCIETY, by Chas Mason & Jer: Dixon," c.1768. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("WB Yeats"), a fair copy of "When Helen Lived" for John Preece headed ("For John Preece"), framed. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> "LINCOLN SEATED." KECK, CHARLES, sculptor. 1875-1951. Patinated bronze, 1950. Louise Taper Collection. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FINAL HOURS. BURNS, J., painter. <i>Death-Bed of Abraham Lincoln.</i> Oil on canvas, 1866. Collection of Louise Taper. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> FILSON, CHARLES PATTERSON, painter. 1860-1937. <i>Portrait of Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War.</i> $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> A MATZOS BOX PRESENTED BY THE MANISHEVITZ BROTHERS TO WARREN G. HARDING. Louise Taper Collection. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> LEWIS CARROLL. Original albumen print photograph, approximately 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Chelsea, London, October 7, 1863, of the Rossetti Family at home, one of only three known examples of the full image. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> CHRISTINA ROSSETTI. <i>Verses ... Dedicated to Her Mother.</i> Privately printed, 1847. First edition of her first book, printed at her grandfather's press, THE ROSSETTI FAMILY COPY. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> CHRISTINA ROSSETTI. Original drawing of snowdrops in purple pencil, sent by CGR to Lucy Rossetti, inscribed "I doubt whether you will make out my copy from nature," 1887. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI, et al. The Germ: <i>Thoughts towards Nature in Poetry, Literature and Art.</i> Fine copy in a Doves binding by Cobden Sanderson. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <i>Der Sturm.</i> 1922. Sold October 2021 for € 13,000.
    Diophantus Alexandrinus, <i>Arithmeticorum libri sex.</i> 1670. Sold October 2021 for € 18,000.
    <i>Cozzani Ettore e altri, l’Eroica. Tutto il pubblicato.</i> Sold October 2021 for € 11,000.
    Newton Isaac, <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> 1714. Sold October 2021 for € 7,500.
    Manetti Saverio, <i>Storia naturale degli uccelli.</i> 1767-1776. Sold April 2021 for € 26,000.

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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  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Zang Tumb Tuuum:<br>la révolution futuriste<br>Online Auction<br>30 November – 7 December</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 18:</b> The "Official Edition" of the United States Constitution and the First Printing of the Final Text of the Constitution, 1787. $15,000,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. I Paroliberi Futuristi. 1914-1915. 8 p. Unique corrected proofs, for an anthology that remained unpublished. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Studenti in Lettere. Università. 1915. Seminal work, featured in 3 historical futurist exhibitions. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Chiaro di luna. Circa 1915. Collage and gouache on paper. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. Manicure. Faire les ongles à l'Italie. Circa 1915. A fantastic parody of an advertising poster. €20,000 to €30,000.
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Ortelius (Abraham). <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum,</i> folio, Antwerp, 1570, First Edition (2nd Issue), 53 double-page maps, contemporary hand colouring. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> An original engraved facsimile copy of the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776, issued by order of Congress on 4 July 1823 in a limited edition of 200 copies on fine parchment. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> Shakespeare & Co., Rue de l’Odeon, Paris 1922. No. 559 of 1000 Copies of the First Edn.,, one of 750 Copies on handmade paper. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Malton (James) [1761-1803]. A fine quality set of twenty-five hand coloured aquatint Views of Dublin, as published for <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin</i>. €6,000 to €7,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> 'Bloody Sunday.' An original Admission Ticket to Croke Park, Great Challenge Match (Football), Tipperary v. Dublin, Sunday, November 21,1920. Pink card, 3 ins x 4 ¼ ins. €4,000 to €5,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Haveth Childers Everywhere - Fragment from Work in Progress,</i> Paris & N.Y., 1930, First Edn., Signed and Limited No. 50 (100) Copies. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Edward Lyons, Irish (1726-1801). Genealogy: <i>The FitzGerald's Arms of Carton House, Kildare,</i> pen and ink and watercolour on laid paper. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Yeats (William Butler). <i>Poems.</i> Cuala Press, D. 1935, stiff blue paper covers, unlettered as issued, coloured initials and ornaments hand-drawn by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. One of 300 copies. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> A fine and important collection of Ulster Wit. Belfast Political Scrapbook, 19th century. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Rare Views of the Giant's Causeway. Coloured Prints: Drury (Susanna) [1698-1770]. A rare pair of original Engraved Prints. €1,200 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> [Johnson (Rev. Samuel)]. <i>Julian the Apsostate Being a Short Account of his Life, together with a Comparison of Popery and Paganism,</i> L., 1682, First Edn. €800 to €1,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Aringhi (Pauli). <i>Roma Subterranea Novissima,</i> 2 vols. lg. folio Rome (Typis Vitalis Mascardi) 1651. €350 to €750.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand-colored aquatint, 1828. $80,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Francisco Henrique Carls, <i>Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes,</i> 53 plates, Recife, circa 1873. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Capt. Thomas Davies, group of five engraved topographical scenes of North American waterfalls, London, 1768. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> William R. Morley, <i>Morley’s Map of New Mexico,</i> New Mexico, 1873. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Paul Hariot, <i>Le Livre d’Or des Roses,</i> Paris, 1903. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> D. Miguel Geli, album of finely hand-drawn studies for nineteenth-century Spanish forts and military bunkers, circa 1830. $1,200 to $1,800.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
  • <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of hours of Jean Boutin]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, use of Rome, in Latin and French. France, early 15th century. From €50,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Pontifical illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin. Southern France, late 15th century. From €40,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin and French. France, late 15th century. From €40,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Officium B. Mariae Virginis. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, use of Rome, in Latin and Italian. 1482. From €40,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Manuscript on parchment, in French. Amiens, 14th century. From €10,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. 9 handwritten lines signed by Luisa Miller, with a dedication 'to Monsieur Felix Le Couppey, Paris 24 Jan. 1852'. From €8,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> French Renaissance binding, produced in Lyon or Paris in the second half of the 16th century. Rhetoricorum secundus tomus in Gryphius' edition of 1548. From €800.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Printing and the Mind of Man]. Gesner, Conrad. <i>Vogelbuch Darinn die art, natur und eigenschafft aller vöglen.</i> Zurigo, Froschauer, 1581, 1583, 1585, 1589. From €10,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Dalmatia]. Berlinghieri, Francesco. Tabula quinta de Europa. Florence, Niccolò di Lorenzo della Magna, [before September 1482]. From €8,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> Giampiccoli, Giuliano. Jacobo Comiti Duratio […] Tabulas a Marco Ricci Auctore, Julianus Giampiccoli incidit. Venezia, Teodoro Viero, 1775. €30,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Piazzetta]. Pitteri, Marco. Studj di pittura gia dissegnati da Giambatista Piazzetta ed ora con l'intaglio di Marco Pitteri. Venezia, Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1760. From €4,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Printing and the Mind of Man]. Palladio, Andrea. <i>I quattro libri dell'architettura.</i> Venezia, Domenico de' Franceschi, 1570. From €14,000.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>15/16 December 2021<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, Children’s Books & Playing Cards, Modern First Editions</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> British Isles. Waldseemuller (Martin), <i>Tabula Nova Hibernie Anglie et Scotie,</i> Strasbourg, 1513. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Americas. Speed (John), <i>America with those known parts in that unknowne worlde, both people and manner of Buildings. Discribed and inlarged by J. S.</i> 1626. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Howitt (Samuel, and others). <i>Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes... Containing 100 Plates. With a Supplement of New South Wales,</i> 1st edition, 2 parts in 1, London, 1814. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>15/16 December 2021<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, Children’s Books & Playing Cards, Modern First Editions</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Thomson (Joseph). <i>Through Masai Land,</i> 1st edition, London: Sampson Low & Co, 1885. £600 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Language,</i> 2 volumes, 1st edition, London: W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton, 1755. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Einstein (Albert). <i>Relativity. The Special and the General Theory,</i> 1st edition in English, London: Methuen, 1920. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>15/16 December 2021<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, Children’s Books & Playing Cards, Modern First Editions</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Stoker (Bram). <i>Dracula,</i> 1st edition, 1st issue, London: Archibald Constable, 1897. £12,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1st impression, 1st issue dust jacket, London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Lewis (C.S.). <i>The Chronicles of Narnia,</i> 1st editions, London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950-56. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>15/16 December 2021<br>Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, Children’s Books & Playing Cards, Modern First Editions</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 1st edition, 2nd issue, Philadelphia; Chilton Book Company, 1965. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Walsingham (Thomas, 1561- 1630). Courtier to Queen Elizabeth I and literary patron to Christopher Marlowe. An extremely rare autograph signature, ‘Tho: Walsingham’, Kent, 28 July 1608. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Dec. 15/16:</b> Von Harbou (Thea). <i>Metropolis,</i> 1st edition in English, 1st issue, London: The Reader's Library, 1927. £700 to £1,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> De Wit’s composite atlas with magnificent full original color. $125,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Gardner's photographic sketch book of the Civil War. $200,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Waugh Oil Painting, 70 Degrees North; The Polar Bear. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Audubon aquatint, Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. $75,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Blaeu terrestrial table globe, 1602. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Audubon aquautint, Ruby-Throated Humming Bird. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Bessa original watercolor of a bouquet of flowers. $75,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> John Gould's only work devoted to American birds. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Wyld & Malby pair of terrestrial & celestial globes, 1833. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Leutze map of the world oil painting. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Caula, the finest 18th century drawing of Lison. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Scolari / Blaeu map of Germania, 1650. $15,000 to $22,000.

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