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 4794
4 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
5 Addison and Sarova 5060
6 Ader 50454
7 Aguttes 13286
8 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 17779
9 Alaska Auction 2645
10 ALDE 58454
11 Alderfer Auction Company 1218
12 Alexander Autographs 10515
13 Alexander Historical Auctions 15579
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 19183
29 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
30 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
31 Arader Galleries 5866
32 Archives International Auctions 12579
33 Arenberg Auctions 6258
34 Art + Object 338
35 Artcurial 43829
36 Asher 367
37 Aspire Auctions 2402
38 Aste Bolaffi 4019
39 Auction Explorer Books 17337
40 Auctionata 11343
41 Audap and Mirabaud 5875
42 Australian Book Auctions 25489
43 Autographes Encheres 1198
44 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4639
45 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
46 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
47 Bangs 91508
48 Bauer 528
49 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 7510
50 Beaussant Lefevre 3645
51 Bent White Mountains 823
52 Bernard Quaritch 25960
53 Bibliopathos 568
54 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
55 Binoche et Giquello 15389
56 Blacksparrow 864
57 Blanchard's Auction Service 2
58 Bloomsbury Auctions 171978
59 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
60 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
61 Bolaffi SPA 758
62 Bonhams 150455
63 Books by the Falls 667
64 Booth & Williams 352
65 Bradford 6239
66 Braislin 1997
67 Brinley 9138
68 Britwell Court 1916 493
69 Brunk Auctions 2313
70 Bruun Rasmussen 40656
71 Bubb Kuyper 162009
72 Burgersdijk and Niermans 40973
73 Butterfield 1319
74 Carlsen Gallery 446
75 Case Antiques, Inc. 1227
76 Castner Auction 29
77 Catawiki B.V. 0
78 CD David 128
79 CDowning Auctions 293
80 CF Libbie 34633
81 Charles Hamilton 29959
82 Charles Heartman 3033
83 Charles Wood 33965
84 Charlton Hall 949
85 Check List American Railroads 2707
86 Chinese Question 498
87 Chiswick Auctions 6894
88 Christian Hesse Auktionen 7948
89 Christies 243282
90 Church 1433
91 Clars Auction Gallery 16885
92 Claude Aguttes 233
93 CNY Book Auctions 219
94 Cohasco 263
95 Collection MC 72
96 Comic Connect 100
97 Connecticut Book Auctions 175
98 Copley Fine Art Auctions 1045
99 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
100 Cottone 98
101 Coutau Begarie 4692
102 Couton Veyrac Jamault 28
103 Cowans Auctions 17303
104 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
105 Dallas Auction Gallery 123
106 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
107 Dawson Book Shop 1189
108 De Baecque and Associes 11345
109 Decker 11230
110 Delvaux 348
111 Dirk Soulis Auctions 6914
112 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 136851
113 Dora Hood 85126
114 Dorotheum 41888
115 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 6344
116 Doyle New York 23344
117 Drouot Estimations 96
118 DSloan 4295
119 Du Mouchelles 180
120 Dupont 255
121 Dush 863
122 Early American 5196
123 Eberstadt 21456
124 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
125 Eldreds 11224
126 ERA Encheres 1798
127 EV Thompson 614
128 Evans 32214
129 Ferraton 39523
130 Field 1703
131 Field Auction 4879
132 Florence Number Nine 37
133 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 8970
134 Forum Auctions 21893
135 Forum Auctions in Italy 4173
136 Francis Edwards 166736
137 Francis Harper 73
138 FRAYSSE & Associés 1
139 Freemans 24707
140 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
141 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
142 Galerie Bassenge 122574
143 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
144 Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. 3
145 Gateway Gallery Auction 384
146 George Littlefield 16134
147 Gibson Auction Inc. 404
148 Goelet 895
149 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 4493
150 Goldschmidt 49633
151 Gonnelli Casa DAste 16417
152 Goodspeed 233888
153 Gowans 309
154 Grays Auctioneers 5253
155 Grogan and Company 452
156 Guernseys 7050
157 Guillaumot Richard 402
158 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
159 Harmsworth 5068
160 Hartung and Hartung 31862
161 Hauff and Auvermann 39415
162 Hauswedell and Nolte 24873
163 HBradley Martin 48
164 Henkels 6698
165 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 17747
166 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
167 Heritage Auctions 746020
168 Heritage Map Museum 109
169 Hessney Auction Company 2
170 HNestler 3022
171 Holabird Associates 1527
172 Holabird Kagin Americana 36987
173 Holliday 1233
174 Hôtel des Ventes Mosan 33
175 Howell 8059
176 Howes US IANA 11600
177 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
178 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
179 HRS California 489
180 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
181 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
182 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
183 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
184 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
185 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
186 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
187 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
188 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
189 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
190 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
191 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
192 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
193 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
194 HRS TN Nashville 481
195 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
196 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
197 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
198 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
199 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
200 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
201 HRS Wisconsin 569
202 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
203 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
204 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
205 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
206 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
207 Huntington1269 308
208 Huntington1309 330
209 Huntington1406 245
210 Huntington1698 1015
211 HV Jones Sale 580
212 HVJones 304
213 HVJones Check List 1746
214 Il Ponte 6060
215 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 6665
216 Jacksons Auction 546
217 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
218 James D Julia Auctioneers 3240
219 JandS 13489
220 Jasper52 112
221 JellyFishTree 2042
222 Jenkins 628
223 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
224 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
225 Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH 3642
226 JMW Auction Gallery 1780
227 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
228 John Howell Books Americana 718
229 John McInnis Auctioneers 4034
230 Johns Western Gallery 2826
231 Johnson 1415
232 Kapandji Morhange 13221
233 Kedem Auctions Ltd. 17703
234 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
235 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
236 Keno Auctions 15
237 Kestenbaum and Company 5809
238 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 40573
239 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 82121
240 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 302747
241 KLeach 5502
242 Knotty Pine Auction Service 8039
243 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 4789
244 Kraus 569
245 Laird Park 394
246 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 16255
247 Lathrop Harper 14598
248 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
249 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
250 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
251 Leekley 373
252 Leland Little Auctions 2090
253 Leonard and Company 1
254 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 22298
255 LF Robinson 1304 701
256 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
257 Light Horse Auctions 169
258 Lion Heart Autographs 176
259 Littell 1141
260 Longs 11280
261 Ludewig 1220
262 Lyon and Turnbull 19102
263 MacManus 65020
264 Madigan 213
265 Maggs 100753
266 Maggs VI 542
267 Maître Bernard GALATEAU 0
268 Map World 422
269 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 19834
270 Marshall 1044
271 Mayfair Book Auctions 70
272 McLemore Auction Company 63
273 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
274 Merwin Clayton Sales Company 275505
275 Merwin Sales Company NY 0
276 Michaans Auctions 2932
277 Michael Brown 781
278 Michael Treloar 2005
279 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 4473
280 Midland 64251
281 Minerva Auctions Roma 15229
282 Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers 885
283 Moreshet Auctions 2844
284 Morton Casa de Subastas 14491
285 Mossgreen 948
286 MS Rare Books 34295
287 Murphy 3307
288 NAMagazines 255
289 National Art Galleries 1932 157
290 National Book Auctions 66124
291 Neal Auction Company 4152
292 Neret Minet and Tessier 31266
293 New England Auctions 2142
294 New England Book Auctions 15928
295 Norris 4311
296 North American Auction Company 1042
297 Northeast Auctions 1898
298 Nosbüsch & Stucke 18650
299 Nye & Company Auctioneers 647
300 OGER et CAMPER 720
301 OGER et DUMONT 100
302 OGER et SEMONT 531
303 Old World Auctions 55603
304 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
305 OSENAT 6165
306 OShaughnessy 26643
307 Otto Lange 23114
308 Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC 463
309 Paige Auction 1092
310 Pandolfini 2055
311 Parke Bernet 242074
312 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
313 PBA Galleries 162136
314 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
315 Pennypacker943 6707
316 Penrose 365
317 Philobiblon Auctions 2552
318 PIASA 39682
319 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
320 Pierre Berge and Associes 10241
321 Pilling 5532
322 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
323 PosterConnection Inc. 3339
324 Potomack Company 1538
325 Potter and Potter Auctions 18947
326 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
327 Profiles in History 28859
328 Purcell Auctioneers 7034
329 Quagga Rare Books and Art 437
330 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 9903
331 Rago Arts and Auctions 2804
332 Ralph Kristiansen 966
333 Randall and Windle 4447
334 Reiss and Sohn 59367
335 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
336 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
337 Rice 2645
338 RJM Autographs and Antiques 630
339 RM Smythe 923
340 Robert Brown 163
341 Robert Hayman 9117
342 Robert Siegel Galleries 9559
343 Robinson 9390
344 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 48643
345 Rosenbach 8252
346 Rossini 11794
347 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
348 RR Auction 105908
349 RW Olivers 550
350 Sabin 106729
351 Sabin Handy Bib 995
352 Saffronart 0
353 Santa Fe Art Auction 96
354 Sawyer 34396
355 Scott & O'Shaughnessy 4087
356 Scribner 14048
357 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
358 Shapiro Auctions 184
359 Sheppards Irish Auction House 264
360 Siebert 1084
361 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
362 Skinner 21216
363 Soler Y Llach 8352
364 Soliday 5224
365 Sotheby Parke Bernet 15509
366 Sothebys 1053983
367 Southern 9651
368 Spink Shreves Galleries 1294
369 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 4970
370 Stephan Welz & Co. 435
371 Stockholms Auktionsverk 3174
372 Streeter 4423
373 Swaen Map Auction 10376
374 Swann Galleries 396135
375 Tajan 14957
376 Terry Part I 361
377 Terry Part II 370
378 Terry Part III 444
379 The Antiquarian Book 57
380 The Written Word Autographs 4292
381 Thomas Scheler 116
382 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1981
383 Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers 298
384 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
385 TN Luther Books 35327
386 Tooveys 18171
387 Trafford Books 3598
388 Treadway Gallery 0
389 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books 12532
390 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
391 University Archives 3259
392 UP James 6491
393 Valley Auctions 453
394 Venator and Hanstein 27089
395 Vermot de Pas 25693
396 Vinson 112
397 Waddingtons 877
398 Walpole Galleries 53757
399 Watkins Americana 184
400 Waverly Auctions 23835
401 Webbs 546
402 William Allen 13871
403 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals 1988
404 William Parkinson 505
405 William Salloch 11786
406 William Schab 4827
407 Winner's Auctions Ltd 3755
408 Winter Associates 1434
409 Witten 109
410 Woolley and Wallis 1128
411 Wright Howes 12365
412 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
413 Zamorano Eighty 80
414 Zisska and Kistner 22702
415 Zisska and Lacher 18039
416 Zisska and Schauer 28797
  • <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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