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Your search for posts with tags containing Auction Catalog found 19 posts

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Catalogues may be had the day of viewing at the place of sale.” On Monday, July 2, 1770, John Taylor ran an advertisement that announced an auction scheduled for the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jul 2020

April 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Printed Catalogue will be timely delivered.” In advance of an auction of a “A Collection of BOOKS,” Nicholas Langford placed an advertisement in the April...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2020

A catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture

“To be viewed three days (Sunday excepted) preceding the sale, when catalogues will be delivered …, which may be had on the premises, and of Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, Aldersgate Street.” Author: Skinner and Dyke. Title: A...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Apr 2019

January 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (January 26, 1769). “Catalogues may be had of what Books will be sold this Night.” An advertisement in the January 26, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jan 2019

June 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 21, 1768).“Just published in Pamphlets, and to be sold by CHARLES CROUCH.” In an advertisement that appeared in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jun 2018

June 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 14, 1768).“A Catalogue of which will be in our next.” In advance of an auction of “A COLLECTION of LAW BOOKS”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jun 2018

Inn and stable yard, Haymarket

Author: Ellis, William, (Auctioneer) Title: Inn and stable yard, Haymarket. Particulars and conditions of sale of a valuable leasehold-estate, … comprising Black-Horse Inn and stable-yard, on the west side of the Haymarket; and …...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Apr 2018

A catalogue of all the stock in trade, working tools, household furniture…

Author: J. Agg & Son. Title: A catalogue of all the stock in trade, working tools, household furniture, and other effects of Mr. Michael Weston, brazier and tinman, High-Street, Evesham, which will be sold by auction, by J. Agg & Son …...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Apr 2018

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (January 28, 1768).“Printed CATALOGUES of the Library of the late Jeremy Gridley, Esq; will be delivered Gratis at the Auction Room.” In January...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2018

December 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (December 17, 1767).“He intends to keep an Auction of BOOKS and JEWELLERY.” Shopkeepers who advertised merchandise for retail sale in colonial newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Dec 2017

A catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture

Author: Christie, Mr. (James), 1730-1803. Title: A catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture, farming and garden implements, about thirty loads of hay, a large quantity of old glazed sashes, old iron, and other valuable effects, at Ealing...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jun 2017

A catalogue of that truly superb, and well-known collection of pictures

Author: Desenfans, Noel Joseph, 1745-1807 Title: A catalogue of that truly superb, and well-known collection of pictures, of the Roman, Venetian, Spanish, French, Flemish, Dutch and English schools; the intire and genuine property of Monsieur...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Apr 2017

Seventeenth-Century Receptions of Lady Mary Carey

Lady Mary Carey (c. 1609-c. 1680) wrote verse and prose meditations. She was the daughter of Sir John Jackson of Berwick upon Tweed. Her first husband, Pelham Carey, was knighted in 1633 and died in 1642/3. In 1643 Mary Carey married the Parliamentarian...
From: RECIRC on 18 Apr 2017

A catalogue of the entire and valuable library of John Ives

Author: S. Baker and G. Leigh (London, England) Title: A catalogue of the entire and valuable library of John Ives, Jun. … : which will be sold by auction, by S. Baker and G. Leigh … beginning Monday, March the 3d, 1777 …...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Dec 2016

Mediate: Identifying the real bestsellers of the 18th century

EMOB readers may be interested in a new digital humanities project, Mediate, based at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Funded by the European Research Council, Mediate is headed by Professor Alicia C. Montoya. Through the use of a robustly...

Manuscript Book Lists and Catalogues: how do female authors fare?

In my last blog I discussed the subject of attribution in book auction catalogues, particularly whether it is possible to gauge the reputation of female authors. The focus here aims to test this concept by examining contemporary manuscript book catalogues...
From: RECIRC on 15 Jul 2016

Attribution and reputation: the complexities of auction book catalogues

The issue of attribution in book catalogues is interesting not least because it compels historians to reflect more critically on the reputation both of the author and of his or her work. This can be particularly revealing when analysing works composed...
From: RECIRC on 20 May 2016

Catalogue of the very select and valuable library of William Roscoe, Esq

 List of the numbers and prices of the library, of William Roscoe, Esq. sold on Monday the 19th day of August, and fourteen following days, 1816 Author/Creator: Roscoe, William, 1753-1831. Title: Catalogue of the very select and valuable library...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Aug 2014

A catalogue of the extensive and truly magnificent collection of prints

 With original front and back wrappers from part one and front wrapper from Second Part bound in. Some pencil notations. “Introductory observations on the utility of the art of engraving; the general instruction and entertainment afforded by prints;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Apr 2013

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