Rare Book Monthly

Articles - April - 2019 Issue

Herding Cats

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eCats: Interesting and Unpredictable

Anymore it seems like every aspect of the rare paper category is in flux.  On line listings work but the responses are a little slower and the prices a bit more negotiable.  Printed catalogues are holding their own but the numbers are down just a tad.  eCatalogues are coming into their own and are perhaps, for the very minimal cost in time and money involved, showing worthwhile traction.  Their success seems assured but the timing of it a function of collector and institutional recognition.  So, hey guys!  Wake Up.  The flow of these catalogues is picking up and many compelling sellers are issuing them.

 

Here are the most recent 25 posted eCatalogues.  If you haven’t started to issue them, today is the day to start.

  

William Reese Company

Magicians & Theatricians

93 items in Americana and Literature, illustrated

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W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

List Five : ALIVE! Sideshows & Human Oddities, 1839-2007

Books, photography, and ephemera

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common & Ecclesiastical Law

E-List 30 Items

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 327: Cartography

34 items on cartography, with full-color illustrations

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Catalogue 93: Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on Law and Related Fields, 15th to 20th Centuries

Catalogue: 123 Items

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 326: Voyages & Travels

107 items on voyages & travels, with full-color illustrations

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Recent Acquisitions: Canon, Common, Roman and Scots Law, 30 Items

E-List 30 Items

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Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 264

Canadiana & Arctica

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Part III: 50 Items on Display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

E-List 50 Items

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Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

A selection of items exhibited at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair

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Modern First Editions Ltd

Seventeenth Century Play Quartos and Much More

March Miscellany of Rare Books & Manuscripts

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Hordern House Rare Books

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

Offering of 57 items

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Part II: 50 Items on Display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

E-List 50 Items

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Asia Bookroom

"Tweets" from 19th Century Japan

A general catalogue of our inventory of 19th century Japanese Kawaraban.

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Anniroc Rare Books

Solitudinem: An apogee of lonely awe.

Spanning medieval Jewish history to American classics - a meditation on loneliness

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Asia Bookroom

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

In this catalogue we offer a small excerpt of our display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 325: Three Portuguese Golden Age Prose Masters: D. Francisco Manuel de Mello, Duarte Ri

34 items on, or authored by, three Portuguese Golden Age Prose Masters: D. Francisco Manuel de Mello

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Part I: 50 Items on Display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

E-List 50 Items

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William Reese Co.

361 Western Americana

Illustrated catalogue consisting of 143 items.

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: English and American, 1673-1986

E-List 30 Items

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 324: Ten Recent Acquisitions

Illustrated list with 10 recently acquired items.

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Michael Laird Rare Books

Florilegium issued on the occasion of the California Book Fair 2019

Antiquarian Bibliography, Art and Architecture, Fine and Historic Bookbindings, Manuscripts

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Civil, Common & Roman Law

E-List 30 Items

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Hordern House Rare Books

52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair

54 items

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Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 323: Spanish & Portuguese Golden Age Literature

Illustrated list with 33 items.

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.

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