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 162
2 AbeBooks Most Expensive 70
3 Adams Amsterdam Auctions 4433
4 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
5 Addison and Sarova 4708
6 Ader 48302
7 Aguttes 11413
8 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 17779
9 Alaska Auction 2291
10 ALDE 55872
11 Alderfer Auction Company 1218
12 Alexander Autographs 10515
13 Alexander Historical Auctions 13612
14 AltaCal OL 250
15 Amadeus-Auktionshaus GmbH 212
16 American Art Association 99060
17 American Bibles 1480
18 American Book Auction Catalogues 10619
19 Americana Beginnings 679
20 Anderson Galleries 722516
21 Anderson Galleries 1604 622
22 Anderson Galleries 1642 672
23 Anderson Galleries 1685 300
24 Anderson Galleries 1686 1171
25 Anderson Galleries 70 Nuggets 71
26 Anteo Subastas 0
27 Antiquarian Auctions 11643
28 AntiquarianAuctions.com 17719
29 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
30 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
31 Arader Galleries 5519
32 Archives International Auctions 12579
33 Arenberg Auctions 3827
34 Artcurial 42817
35 Asher 367
36 Aspire Auctions 2288
37 Aste Bolaffi 2907
38 Auction Explorer Books 17337
39 Auctionata 11343
40 Audap and Mirabaud 5875
41 Australian Book Auctions 25184
42 Autographes Encheres 1198
43 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4639
44 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
45 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
46 Bangs 91508
47 Bauer 528
48 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 7054
49 Beaussant Lefevre 3437
50 Bent White Mountains 823
51 Bernard Quaritch 25960
52 Bibliopathos 568
53 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
54 Binoche et Giquello 14203
55 Blacksparrow 864
56 Blanchard's Auction Service 2
57 Bloomsbury Auctions 171978
58 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
59 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
60 Bolaffi SPA 758
61 Bonhams 147068
62 Books by the Falls 667
63 Booth & Williams 352
64 Bradford 6239
65 Braislin 1997
66 Brinley 9138
67 Britwell Court 1916 493
68 Brunk Auctions 2130
69 Bruun Rasmussen 38696
70 Bubb Kuyper 162009
71 Burgersdijk and Niermans 39700
72 Butterfield 1319
73 Carlsen Gallery 425
74 Case Antiques, Inc. 1161
75 Castner Auction 29
76 CD David 128
77 CDowning Auctions 293
78 CF Libbie 34633
79 Charles Hamilton 29959
80 Charles Heartman 3033
81 Charles Wood 33965
82 Charlton Hall 935
83 Check List American Railroads 2707
84 Chinese Question 498
85 Chiswick Auctions 5139
86 Christian Hesse Auktionen 6995
87 Christies 239753
88 Church 1433
89 Clars Auction Gallery 15835
90 Claude Aguttes 233
91 CNY Book Auctions 219
92 Cohasco 263
93 Collection MC 72
94 Comic Connect 100
95 Connecticut Book Auctions 175
96 Copley Fine Art Auctions 1008
97 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
98 Cottone 98
99 Coutau Begarie 4692
100 Couton Veyrac Jamault 28
101 Cowans Auctions 16295
102 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
103 Dallas Auction Gallery 123
104 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
105 Dawson Book Shop 1189
106 De Baecque and Associes 9858
107 Decker 11230
108 Delvaux 348
109 Dirk Soulis Auctions 6783
110 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 133571
111 Dora Hood 85126
112 Dorotheum 40676
113 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 6344
114 Doyle New York 21899
115 Drouot Estimations 96
116 DSloan 4295
117 Du Mouchelles 180
118 Dupont 255
119 Dush 863
120 Early American 5196
121 Eberstadt 21456
122 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
123 Eldreds 10553
124 ERA Encheres 1798
125 EV Thompson 614
126 Evans 32214
127 Ferraton 37430
128 Field 1703
129 Field Auction 4879
130 Florence Number Nine 37
131 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 8016
132 Forum Auctions 17568
133 Forum Auctions in Italy 4173
134 Francis Edwards 166736
135 Francis Harper 73
136 Freemans 24009
137 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
138 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
139 Galerie Bassenge 118611
140 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
141 Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. 3
142 Gateway Gallery Auction 384
143 George Littlefield 16134
144 Gibson Auction Inc. 404
145 Goelet 895
146 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 4493
147 Goldschmidt 49633
148 Gonnelli Casa DAste 15774
149 Goodspeed 233888
150 Gowans 309
151 Grays Auctioneers 5074
152 Grogan and Company 421
153 Guernseys 6224
154 Guillaumot Richard 402
155 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
156 Harmsworth 5068
157 Hartung and Hartung 31862
158 Hauff and Auvermann 39415
159 Hauswedell and Nolte 24873
160 HBradley Martin 48
161 Henkels 6698
162 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 17747
163 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
164 Heritage Auctions 674104
165 Heritage Map Museum 109
166 Hessney Auction Company 2
167 HNestler 3022
168 Holabird Associates 1527
169 Holabird Kagin Americana 31882
170 Holliday 1233
171 Howell 8059
172 Howes US IANA 11600
173 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
174 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
175 HRS California 489
176 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
177 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
178 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
179 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
180 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
181 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
182 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
183 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
184 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
185 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
186 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
187 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
188 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
189 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
190 HRS TN Nashville 481
191 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
192 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
193 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
194 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
195 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
196 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
197 HRS Wisconsin 569
198 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
199 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
200 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
201 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
202 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
203 Huntington1269 308
204 Huntington1309 330
205 Huntington1406 245
206 Huntington1698 1015
207 HV Jones Sale 580
208 HVJones 304
209 HVJones Check List 1746
210 Il Ponte 4979
211 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 5932
212 Jacksons Auction 490
213 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
214 James D Julia Auctioneers 2824
215 JandS 13489
216 Jasper52 112
217 JellyFishTree 1821
218 Jenkins 628
219 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
220 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
221 Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH 1345
222 JMW Auction Gallery 1780
223 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
224 John Howell Books Americana 718
225 John McInnis Auctioneers 4034
226 Johns Western Gallery 2826
227 Johnson 1415
228 Kapandji Morhange 13221
229 Kedem Auction 16793
230 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
231 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
232 Keno Auctions 15
233 Kestenbaum and Company 5251
234 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 40083
235 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 80085
236 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 290067
237 KLeach 5502
238 Knotty Pine Auction Service 8039
239 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 4789
240 Kraus 569
241 Laird Park 394
242 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 15331
243 Lathrop Harper 14598
244 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
245 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
246 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
247 Leekley 373
248 Leland Little Auctions 1584
249 Leonard and Company 1
250 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 21243
251 LF Robinson 1304 701
252 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
253 Light Horse Auctions 169
254 Littell 1141
255 Longs 11280
256 Ludewig 1220
257 Lyon and Turnbull 18628
258 MacManus 65020
259 Madigan 213
260 Maggs 60208
261 Maggs VI 542
262 Maître Bernard GALATEAU 0
263 Map World 422
264 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 18741
265 Marshall 1044
266 Mayfair Book Auctions 70
267 McLemore Auction Company 63
268 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
269 Merwin Clayton Sales Company 275505
270 Merwin Sales Company NY 0
271 Michaans Auctions 2705
272 Michael Brown 781
273 Michael Treloar 1439
274 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 4473
275 Midland 64251
276 Minerva Auctions Roma 14722
277 Moreshet Auctions 2472
278 Morton Casa de Subastas 14491
279 Mossgreen 948
280 MS Rare Books 34295
281 Murphy 3307
282 NAMagazines 255
283 National Art Galleries 1932 157
284 National Book Auctions 65091
285 Neal Auction Company 3891
286 Neret Minet and Tessier 31109
287 New England Auctions 2142
288 New England Book Auctions 15928
289 Norris 4311
290 North American Auction Company 752
291 Northeast Auctions 1898
292 Nosbüsch & Stucke 16898
293 Nye & Company Auctioneers 487
294 OGER et CAMPER 720
295 OGER et DUMONT 100
296 OGER et SEMONT 531
297 Old World Auctions 53573
298 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
299 OSENAT 5876
300 OShaughnessy 26643
301 Otto Lange 23114
302 Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC 410
303 Paige Auction 1092
304 Pandolfini 1819
305 Parke Bernet 242074
306 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
307 PBA Galleries 157738
308 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
309 Pennypacker943 6707
310 Penrose 365
311 Philobiblon Auctions 2552
312 PIASA 39455
313 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
314 Pierre Berge and Associes 10026
315 Pilling 5532
316 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
317 PosterConnection Inc. 2154
318 Potomack Company 1364
319 Potter and Potter Auctions 17102
320 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
321 Profiles in History 28859
322 Purcell Auctioneers 5456
323 Quagga Rare Books and Art 437
324 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 9048
325 Rago Arts and Auctions 2325
326 Ralph Kristiansen 966
327 Randall and Windle 4447
328 Reiss and Sohn 59367
329 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
330 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
331 Rice 2645
332 RJM Autographs and Antiques 630
333 RM Smythe 923
334 Robert Brown 163
335 Robert Hayman 9117
336 Robert Siegel Galleries 7196
337 Robinson 9390
338 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 48643
339 Rosenbach 8252
340 Rossini 11211
341 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
342 RR Auction 98654
343 RW Olivers 550
344 Sabin 106729
345 Sabin Handy Bib 995
346 Sawyer 34396
347 Scott & O'Shaughnessy 4087
348 Scribner 14048
349 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
350 Shapiro Auctions 184
351 Sheppards Irish Auction House 264
352 Siebert 1084
353 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
354 Skinner 20678
355 Soler Y Llach 6335
356 Soliday 5224
357 Sotheby Parke Bernet 15509
358 Sothebys 1051682
359 Southern 9651
360 Spink Shreves Galleries 1294
361 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 4563
362 Stephan Welz & Co. 0
363 Stockholms Auktionsverk 2941
364 Streeter 4423
365 Swaen Map Auction 10376
366 Swann Galleries 391356
367 Tajan 14398
368 Terry Part I 361
369 Terry Part II 370
370 Terry Part III 444
371 The Antiquarian Book 57
372 The Written Word Autographs 4292
373 Thomas Scheler 116
374 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1755
375 Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers 0
376 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
377 TN Luther Books 35327
378 Tooveys 17131
379 Trafford Books 2899
380 Treadway Gallery 0
381 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books 8751
382 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
383 University Archives 2425
384 UP James 6491
385 Valley Auctions 453
386 Venator and Hanstein 26057
387 Vermot de Pas 23107
388 Vinson 112
389 Waddingtons 877
390 Walpole Galleries 53757
391 Watkins Americana 184
392 Waverly Auctions 23076
393 Webbs 546
394 William Allen 13871
395 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals 1795
396 William Parkinson 505
397 William Salloch 11786
398 William Schab 4827
399 Winner's Auctions Ltd 3016
400 Winter Associates 1284
401 Witten 109
402 Woolley and Wallis 1128
403 Wright Howes 12365
404 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
405 Zamorano Eighty 80
406 Zisska and Kistner 22702
407 Zisska and Lacher 15967
408 Zisska and Schauer 28797
  • <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.
  • <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
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