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

  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Faulkner, William. <i>The Sound and the Fury.</i> New York: Jonathan Cape, [1929]. First edition in dust jacket. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Trautz-Bauzonnet bindery. Shakespeare, William. Sonnets. 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Thompson, Kay. <i>Eloise at Christmastime.</i> New York: Random House, [1958]. First edition. In custom binding by Asprey. $800 to $1,200
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Taylor, Deems. <i>Walt Disney’s Fantasia.</i> New York: 1940. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Shakespeare’s Sonnets, In Two Parts,</i> limited Saint Dunstan edition, Oxford University Press, 1901. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>The Man with the Golden Gun,</i> first edition, first state with the dust jacket, London, 1965. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>The Voyage Out,</i> first American edition of the author’s first book, in rare dust jacket, NY, 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gabriel García Márquez, <i>Cien años de soledad,</i> Buenos Aires, 1967. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Mary Mapes Dodge, <i>Along the Way,</i> first edition, author’s copy, annotated in her hand, NY, 1879. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> <i>The Dial: A Monthly Magazine for Literature, Philosophy and Religion,</i> first edition, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s copy, Cincinnati, 1860. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gaston Leroux, <i>The Phantom of the Opera,</i> first American edition, first printing, New York, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Leaves of Grass,</i> signed, Camden, 1876. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WRIGHT, Wilbur -- WRIGHT, Orville. Photograph signed. 128 x 177 mm, black and white. Taken for Collier's Weekly by James H. ("Jimmy") Hare. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WRIGHT, Wilbur -- WRIGHT, Orville. Typed document signed, New York, NY, 18 November 1909. A founding document in the history of aviation: the certificate of incorporation for the Wright Company. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> LINCOLN, Mary Todd. Personal monogrammed handkerchief. Square linen handkerchief, silk border, "ML" monogram to one corner, 11 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> TRUMAN, Harry S. Broadside signed, as President, 8 May 1945. Truman's V-E Day proclamation. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WASHINGTON, Martha Dandridge Custis, First Lady. Autograph free frank signed on integral cover sheet. One of four surviving free franks by Martha Washington. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DALI, Salvador, illustrator. -- DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge. <i>Alice in Wonderland.</i> New York: W.U.C.U.A. and Maecenas Press - Random House, 1969. Limited edition, signed by Dali. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. <i>Lord Randolph Churchill.</i> London: Macmillan and Co., 1906. First edition, presentation copy to his valet, inscribed. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DICKENS, Charles. <i>Great Expectations.</i> London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. First edition, 3 vols. Vol. I second issue, vol. II first issue, vol. III third issue. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll"). <i>Sylvie and Bruno. -Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.</i> London: Macmillan, 1889, 1893. First editions, inscribed presentation copies. 2 works in 2 vols. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> KEULEN, Gerard van. <i>Nieuwe Wassende Graaden Paskaart Vertoonende alle de Bekende Zeekusten en…</i> [Amsterdam, ca 1720]. Important 18th century world map depicting California as an island. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> ALHAZEN [Abu 'Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham]. <i>Opticae thesaurus.</i> Translated from Arabic into Latin. First edition of Alhazen’s classic work on optics and vision. $18,000 to $25,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Systema cosmicum... in quo quatuor dialogis…</i> Translated from Italian by Matthias Bernegger. Strasbourg: D. Hauttius for the Elzevirs [at Leiden], 1635. First Latin edition. $6,000 to $8,000

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