Literature Handbooks

Philatelic Literature Amrhein Maassen
Index Harry Hayes Raymond Price Hard Bound
Index Harry Hayes Raymond Price Soft Bound
Journal of the Philatelic Literature Society 1916 QuakerCity
Catalogue Crawford Bibliotheca Lundesiana Philately
Bibliography New Zealand Dependencies Beech
Bibliography Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria Both Editions
Journal of the Philatelic Literature Society 1912 Anderson Smith Covers
Journal of the Philatelic Literature Society 1912 Bound Unbound
PhilatelicLiterature Manfred Amrhein
Index Standard Index to Philatelic Literature 1879 1925 Albert Harris

Amrhein, Manfred. Philatelic Literature: A History and a Select Bibliography from 1861 to 1991 Volume 1. Vol. 1. 4 vols. San Jose, Costa Rica: The Author, 1992
xv + (1) p + 179 + (1) pp. 315 x 241 mm. Hard Bound in Light Brown Cloth. DJ. Edition of 750 copies. Bookplate of Terra Museum of American Art. According to personal correspondence with the author this copy “…is one of two copies I sent to the Museum in exchange for permission to publish the photo shown in this book on page 132.”

———. Philatelic Literature: A History and a Select Bibliography from 1861 to 1991 Volume 2. Vol. 2. 4 vols. San Jose, Costa Rica: The Author, 1997
xvii + (1) p + 228 pp + (1) p + (1) pp. 318 x 240 mm. Hard Bound in Light Brown Cloth. DJ. Edition of 220 copies.

———. Philatelic Literature: A History and a Select Bibliography from 1861 to 1991 Volume 3 The Middle East – Africa – The Far East. Vol. 3. 4 vols. San Jose, Costa Rica: The Author, 2001
(10) + 223 + (1) pp. 315 x 242 mm. Hard Bound in Light Brown Cloth. DJ. Edition of unknown number of copies this being No. 023. Signed by the author.

———. Philatelic Literature: A History and a Select Bibliography from 1861 to 1991 Volume 4. Vol. 4. 4 vols. San Jose, Costa Rica: The Author, 2006
ix + (1) p + 401 pp + (4) p + (1) pp. 312 x 237 mm. Hard Bound in Light Brown Cloth. DJ. Edition of unknown number of copies this being No. 127.

Anderson, P[eter]. J[ohn]., and Bertram T[apscott]. K[night]. Smith. Early English Philatelic Literature. London: The Philatelic Literature Society, 1912
(3) pp + (1) p + (3) pp + (1) p + (107) + (1) pp, XXXII plates bound in. 222 x 140 mm. Privately Hard Bound in Half Light Brown Leather and Blackish Olive Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge and deckle fore-edge and bottom. Originally issued as Smyth Sewn Bound with Grey Card Covers. Grey Card Covers which are now bound in. Printed on hand made paper. Edition of 120 copies this being No. 89. Issued to members only. As per inscription on title page, this copy once belonged to H.F. Murland who was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 2nd Battalion, Madras Pioneers.

———. Early English Philatelic Literature. London: The Philatelic Literature Society, 1912
(3) pp + (1) p + (3) pp + (1) p + (107) + (1) pp, XXXII plates bound in. 226 x 144 mm. Smyth Sewn Bound with Grey Card Covers. Printed on hand made paper with deckle edges. Edition of 120 copies this being unnumbered. Issued to members only. As per the inscription on the half-title page, this copy was presented by Dr. William Douglas Simpson, ex-librarian at Aberdeen University Library to William Smith Mitchell, author of Catalogue of The Incunabula in Aberdeen University Library and A History of Scottish Bookbinding 1432 to 1650 both published by Aberdeen University.

Bacon, Sir E[dward]. D[enny]. Addenda to the “Supplement to the Catalogue of the Philatelic Library of The Earl of Crawford, K.T.” London: Royal Philatelic Society, 1938
8 pp. 274 x 189 mm. Staple Bound but without covers. Published as a supplement to the London Philatelist of March 1938.

(Bacon, Sir E[dward]. D[enny].). Bibliotheca Lindesiana Vol VII: A Bibliography of the Writings General Special and Periodical Forming the Literature of Philately. Aberdeen: University Press, 1911
(2) + xii + 924 col + (2) pp. 2 columns per page with columns numbered from vi onwards. 360 x 260 mm. Hard Bound in Black Cloth with gilt device on front and back cover and gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. No DJ issued. Edition of 200 copies meant to be distributed free to public libraries. A later edition of 300 copies bound in Paper Covers was published by the Philatelic Literature Society and entitled “Catalogue of the Philatelic Library of the Earl of Crawford, K.T.” This was distributed free to members of the society, £1.11s.6d if members wanted extra copies and two guineas (about $10.22) to non-members (Ref. Philatelic Literature Review Vol. 28 No. 2 Q2 1979).

Bacon, Sir E[dward]. D[enny]. Supplement to the Catalogue of the Philatelic Library of The Earl of Crawford, K.T. Published 1911. London: The Philatelic Literature Society, 1926
(2) + (1) + (1) + 130 + (3) pp. 2 columns per page with columns numbered  v, vi, and 7 onwards. onwards. 371 x 247 mm. Perfect Bound with Dark Grey Card Covers. Edition of 200 copies.

Beech, David R., Allan P. Berry, and Robin M. Startup. New Zealand and Dependencies – A Philatelic Bibliography. Thames, New Zealand: Allan P. Berry and David R. Beech, 2004
(2) p + xv + (1) p + 288 pp + (6) p. 305 x 213 mm. Hard Bound in Deep Green Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No DJ issued. The is the second edition of book and was printed in an edition of 300 copies (Ref. Email corrospondence with David R. Beech).

———. New Zealand and Dependencies: A Philatelic Bibliography. London: British Philatelic Trust, 2003
xiv + 298 pp. 300 x 215 mm. Hard Bound in Vermillion Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No DJ issued. Edition of 16 numbered copies this being No. 5. This is the limited edition that the Trust produced while the authors published their own edition of the book in Green cloth in 2004 (Ref. Philatelic Bibliophiles Companion by Brian J. Birch). Ex Francis Kiddle.

Bellamy, F[rank]. A[rthur]. Statement and Comments upon the Result of a Proffered Gift to the University of Oxford by F. A. Bellamy. Oxford: The Author, 1926
(2) + 9 + (1) pp. 194 x 134 mm (oversized covers). Center Sew Bound with Grey Card Covers. Produced for Private Circulation and contains two letters of the authors sent to the Editors of The Times and The Oxford Times.

Bierman, Stanley M. A List of Handbooks, Periodicals, and Auction Catalogues in the Bierman Philatelic Library. 2nd Revised ed. Los Angles: The Author, 1993
(4) + xxv +297 pp; printed one side only. 284 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Yellow-Brown Cloth. No DJ issued. Limited edition of 50 copies this being 1/50. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed “Regards to fellow bibliophile Abhishek Bhuwalka”.

Bishop, Percy C., Lowell Ragatz, and James Negus. The Philatelist Index 1866-76 & 1934-74. London: Robson Lowe Ltd., 1975
(1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 150 + (1) pp + (1) p. 253 x 191 mm. Hard Bound in Dark Blue Cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. DJ.

Boston Philatelic Society. Catalogue of Books on Philately in the Public Library of the City of Boston. Boston: Boston Philatelic Society, 1903
31 pp + (1) p. 23x x 152 mm. Stapled with Brown Card Covers. Bookplate of V. Suppantschitsch on inside front cover. Crawford 56.

Christie’s Robson Lowe. Index to The Philatelist Vol. 41 (1974-75) – Vol. 47 (1980) and The Philatelist & P. J. G. B. Vol. 1 (1981) – Vol. 10 (1990). London: Christie’s Robson Lowe, n.d.
(1) pp + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 88 pp. 210 x 146 mm. Staple Bound with White Card Covers. Not dated but likely the early 1990s.

Collectors Club of New York. Philately: A Catalog of the Collectors Club Library New York CIty. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1974
(4) p + vii +682 pp + (6) p. 360 x 265 mm. Hard Bound in Dark Green Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No DJ issued.

Fryer, Gavin. Higlett Bijou Bibliography. Woodham, Surrey: The Author, 1997
v + 90 pp + (1) p. 220 x 144 mm. Perfect Bound with Yellow-Brown Card Covers.

Harris, Albert H[enry]., ed. Food for Thought. Being the 1943 Edition of the Philatelic Literature Catalogue. 3rd ed. London: Harris Publications Ltd., 1943
64 pp. 202 x 128 mm. Staple Bound in Black Card Covers. Price One Shilling on front cover.

———, ed. The Standard Index to Philatelic Literature 1879-1925. London: Harris Publications Ltd., 1933
146 + (22) pp. 256 x 194 mm. Privately Hard Bound in Black Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. Originally issued in sections.

———, ed. The Standard Index to Philatelic Literature 1879-1925. London: Harris Publications Ltd., 1991
xi + (1) p + (1) pp + (1) p + 157 pp + (1) p. 251 x 175 mm. Hard Bound in Brown Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. DJ. Price UK £16.50 | US $29.50 on DJ front flap. Reprint of the 1933 edition with additional material.

Hayes, Harry. A History of The Ship Letters of the British Isles (An Encyclopaedia of Maritime Postal History) by Alan W. Robertson: A Check List of Pages. York: The Author, 1987
12 + (2) pp. 218 x 148 mm. Staple Bound with Blue Card Covers.

Junior Philatelic Society. Junior Philatelic Society. Catalogue of the Lending Library (Incorporating the “Crouch” Bequest). London: Junior Philatelic Society, 1937
32 pp. 196 x 132 mm. Staple Bound in Creamish Card Covers. Price 6d on title page.

Kellow, Geoffrey, and Russell Turner. The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria Library: A History and Catalogue. Melbourne: The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, 1996
xi + (1) p + 514 pp. 303 x 208 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Matching Cloth-covered Slipcase. Edition of 75 copies of which this is No. 23. Signed by the authors as well as the President of the Society, John Trowbridge, on the Introduction page. Ex Danny Glover (HH Sales 15 Dec 2001 auction) and Ian Crane, ex-librarian of The Royal Philatelic Society, London. The book was published in two editions of a total of 150 copies (1) a pre-publication subscribers’ luxury, limited, and numbered edition of 75 hard bound in red cloth and (2) a standard, limited, but unnumbered edition of 75 bound in blue cloth (Ref. Auction Catalogue of The “Maharaja”, Dromberg & the Garratt-Adams (last part) Philatelic Libraries, Sale held 26-27 Apr 1997).

King-Farlow, R. The Journal of The Philatelic Literature Society: Cumulative Index. Volumes I to XVIII, 1908-1918. London: The Royal Philatelic Society London, 1948
38 + (2) pp. 215 x 171 mm. Hard Bound in Quarter Black Cloth and Light Yellow Boards. Limited edition of 75 copies this being No. 12. Presented to Lowell Ragatz by the author and dated 26 Oct 1948.

Kronenberg, Alb.(ert) A., ed. Verzeichnis Einer Privaten Büchersammlung Über Briefmarkenkunde Und Postgeschichte / Catalogue d’une Collection Privée de Livres Philatéliques et Historie de La Poste / Catalogue of a Private Collection of Books on Philately and Postal History. Binningen, Switzerland: The Author, 1965
92 pp. 210 x 148 pp. Staple Bound in Light Brown Cards.

Maassen, Wolfgang, ed. Die Borromeo-Bibliothek (=The Borromeo Library). Phila Historica, Special 1. Schwalmtal: Phil*Creativ GmbH, 2016
306 pp + (2) p. 304 x 215 pp. Hard Bound in White Boards. No DJ issued. Price not printed but €45 on publication. Text in German and English. Signed by the editor on the title page.

———. Die IPHLA 2012 Mainz: Ein Rückblick (=The IPHLA 2012 Minz: A Review). Schriftenreihe Zur Geschichte Der Philatelie 14. Bonn: Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e. V., 2013
67 + (1) pp. 280 x 210 mm. Staple Bound with Light Blue Card Covers. Text in German. Issued on the ocassion of the International Philatelic Literature Exhibition (IPHLA) at Mainz held 2 – 4 November 2013.

———, ed. Katalog Und Handbuch Der Philatelistischen Und Postgeschichtlichen Literatur 1862-1914 (=Catalogue and Handbookof Literature on Philately and Postal History in German 1862-1914). Chronik Der Deutschen Philatelie. Schwalmtal: Phil*Creativ GmbH, 2002
295 + (1) pp. 216 x 154 pp. Hard Bound in Light Blue Boards. No DJ issued. Text in German and English. Signed by the editor on the title page.

———. The Origins of Philatelic Literature in Germany and Austria. Chronik Der Deutschen Philatelie. Schwalmtal: Phil*Creativ GmbH, 2019
63 pp. 217 x 155 mm. Hardbound in Light Greenish Blue Boards. No DJ issued. Price not printed but €15 on publication. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed “Stockholm, 28.5.19”. The book was published to coincide with Stockholm 2019 in which the author gave a lecture on the subject of this book on 2 Jun; 28 May being the Vernissage of the Exhibition.

Maassen, Wolfgang, and Vincent Schouberechts. Milestones of the Philatelic Literature of the 19th Century / Les Jalons De La Littérature Philatélique Au XIXe Siécle. Monaco: le Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies de Monaco (=Club de Monte-Carlo), 2013
(8) + 512 pp + (8) p. 304 x 213 mm. Hard Bound in Maroon Cloth. DJ. Price not printed but €60 on publication. Text in English and French. Addenda & Index of 12 pp (published online) laid in. ublished on the occasion of MonacoPhil 2013. Edition of 500 copies according to Burkhard Schneider of www.philabooks.com.

Negus, James. Good Bibliographic Practice. State College, Pennsylvania: American Philatelic Research Library, 1971
60 pp. 227 x 150 mm. Staple Bound in Light Greenish Grey Card Covers. Price $1.50 on front cover. This book contains a series of four papers reprinted from the Philatelic Literature Review.

———. Philatelic Literature: Compilation Techniques and Reference Sources. Limassol, Cyprus: James Bendon, 1991
x + 293 + (1) pp. 250 x 176 mm. Hard Bound in Grey Cloth. DJ.

Phila Promotion GmbH, and Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e. V. Das Buch Zur IPHLA (=The Book of IPHLA): Internationale Philatelistische Literatur-Ausstellung / International Philatelic Literature Exhibition. Forchheim and Bonn: Phila Promotion GmbH and Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e. V., 2013
320 pp. 211 x 155 mm. Hard Bound in Multi-coloured Boards. No DJ issued. Text in German. Issued on the ocassion of the International Philatelic Literature Exhibition (IPHLA) at Mainz held 2 – 4 November 2013.

———. Exponatliste (=List of Exhibits): Internationale Philatelistische Literatur-Ausstellung / International Philatelic Literature Exhibition. Forchheim and Bonn: Phila Promotion GmbH and Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e. V., 2013
94 pp (numbered 35-128). 210 x 149 mm. Perfect Bound With Multi-coloured Covers. Text in German. Issued on the ocassion of the International Philatelic Literature Exhibition (IPHLA) at Mainz held 2 – 4 November 2013.

Philatelic Congress of Great Britain. The Philatelic Index. Comprising the Principal Articles in Important British Stamp Journals to the End of the Year 1924, with an Appendix Containing Many of the Leading Monographs in English Pubished since 1908 and Therefore Not Included in the CRAWFORD CATALOGUE. “The Philatelic Index” by Mr. W. A. R. Jex Long, for the 40 Years up to 1904 Has by His Permission Been Incorporated in This Volume. The Philatelic Congress of Great Britain, 1925
vii + 248 pp. 216 x 140 mm. Privately Hard Bound in Brown Boards, originally issued with paper covers.

Price, Raymond. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volume 1: Publications of the 1980s. Vol. 1. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, 1993
(3) pp + (1) p + vi + (1) p + 79 pp + (1) p. 297 x 210 mm. Perfect Bound with Grey Card Covers. Edition of 250 copies this being No. 57.

———. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volume 2: Publications of the 1970s. Vol. 2. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, 1995
(3) pp + (1) p + viii + 182 pp + (1) p + (1) pp. 296 x 210 mm. Perfect Bound with Grey Card Covers. Edition of 250 copies this being No. 57.

———. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volume 3: Books Published 1950-1969. Vol. 3. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, 1995
(3) pp + (1) p + viii + 231 pp + (1) p. 292 x 206 mm. Perfect Bound with Grey Card Covers. Edition of 250 copies this being No. 57.

———. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volume 3: Books Published 1950-1969. Vol. 3. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, n.d.
(2) p + (3) pp + (1) p + viii + 231 pp + (3) p. 296 x 212 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Edition of 10 copies (though mentioned 50) this being No. 8. Signed by the author on title page. Unsure of date of publication, possibly 1996/7.

———. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volume 4: Books Published 1900-1949. Vol. 4. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, 1996
(3) pp + (1) p + viii + 212 pp. 292 x 206 mm. Perfect Bound with Grey Card Covers. Edition of 250 copies this being No. 57.

———. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volume 4: Books Published 1900-1949. Vol. 4. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, 1998
(2) p + (3) pp + (1) p + viii + 212 pp + (2) p. 306 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Edition of 10 copies (though mentioned 50) this being No. 8. Signed by the author on title page. Published in 1998.

———. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volume 5: Books Published Before 1900 and Serial Publications. Vol. 5. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, 1998
(1) pp + (1) p + (3) pp + (1) p + x + 152 pp. 291 x 207 mm. Perfect Bound with Grey Card Covers. Edition of 250 copies this being No. 59.

———. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volume 5: Books Published Before 1900 and Serial Publications. Vol. 5. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, 1998
(1) pp + (1) p + (3) pp + (1) p + x + 152 pp + (2) p. 306 x 218 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Edition of 10 copies (though mentioned 50) this being No. 8. Signed by the author on title page.

———. Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions: Index to Lots and Realisations. Volumes 1 and 2: Books Published in the 1970s and 1980s. Vol. 1 & 2. 5 vols. Adelaide: The Author, 1995
(2) p + (3) pp + (1) p + xi + (1) p + 79 pp + (1) p + 182 pp + (1) p + (1) pp. 301 x 215 mm. Hard Bound in Red Cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Edition of 50 copies this being No. 8. Signed by the author on the title page.

Read, A. C. A Comprehensive Index to India Study Circle Magazines 1950-66. The India Study Circle, n.d.
Paginated in Sections but 58 pp; printed one side only. 299 x 210 mm. Loose pages stapled at the top. No date but likely 1967. No place of publication.

Reichenheim, Franz, and W. A. V. Neill. Catalogue of Handbooks, Journals, Etc., in the Library of The Herts Philatelic Society. 2nd ed. London: The Monthly Report of the Herts Philatelic Society, 1913
63 pp + (1) p. 212 x 141 mm. Staple Bound with Light Yellow Card Covers. Price 6d on front cover and title page. Round Handstamp of Library of W(illiam). R(enoylds). Ricketts.

Ricketts, William R(eynolds). 17th & 18th Annual Report of the Committee on Philatelic Literature of the American Philatelic Society. American Philatelic Society, 1917
(3) + 63 pp + (2) p, pages being numbered from 76 to 138. 259 x 174 mm. Perfect Bound with Dark Brown Card Covers. Edition of 100 copies of which the first 25 copies are the “Edition de Luxe”, this being No. 20. This is an Addendum to the 15th Annual Report, with Additions and Corrections and continuing the Catalogue to January 1917. Complied on the lines of the Crawford Catalogue.

Ricketts, William R(eynolds)., Charles A. Nast, and Ernest R. Aldrich. 14th Annual Report of the Committee on Philatelic Literature August, 1912. American Philatelic Society Handbook Series, Three, 1913
161 pp + (3) p. 163 x 111 mm. Perfect Bound with Dark Brown Card Covers. This is a Catalogue of all the Separate Works (throughout the world) and the Periodicals (English Language Only) that have appeared July, 1911 to August 10th, 1912. Complied on the lines of the Crawford Catalogue.

Riley, Dr. Richard F. RIley’s Fiscal Philatelic Literature Handbook. Incorporating: A Bibliography of Catalogs, Monographs and Pamphlets. A Bibliography of Revenue Articles in the Serials Literature. Rockford, Iowa: The American Revenue Association, 1997
224 pp. 278 x 215 mm. Perfect Bound in White Card Covers. Issued as a Special Issue of The American Revenue journal (Vol. 51 No. 6 Whole Number 496 June 1997).

Smith, Jr., Chester M. American Philatelic Periodicals. State College, Pennsylvania: American Philatelic Research Library, 1978
79 pp + (1) p. 279 x 216 mm. Perfect Bound in Bright Blue Card Covers.

Smith, Max. India Post Index 1967 – 97. Bingley, West Yorkshire: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1999
iv + 128 pp. 299 x 211 mm. Perfect Bound with Light Yellow Card Covers.

Suppantschitsch, Victor. Bibliographie Zugleich Nachschlagebuch Der Gesammten Deutschen Philatelistischen Literatur Seit Ihrem Entstehen Bis Ende 1891 Nebst Einem Abriss Der Geschichte Der Philatelie Mit Besonderer Berücksichtigung Deutschland’s Und Einer Kurzen Geschichte Der Deutschen Philatelistischen Literatur (=Bibliography and Reference Work on All German Philatelic Literature since It Emerged to the End of 1891 Together with a Summary of the History of Philately with Special Emphasis on Germany and a Brief History of German Philatelic Literature). Munich: A[nselm]. Larisch, 1892
748 + (1) pp + (2) p + (1) pp. 225 x 140 mm. Privately Hard Bound in Quarter Blue Cloth and Boards; originally issued in 16 parts from 1892-94.

Tester, H. E. Literature of Cinderella Philately. Cinderella Stamp Club, Handbook No. 1. London: For The Cinderella Stamp Club by L. N. and M. Williams, 1972
104 pp. 215 x 138 mm. Perfect Bound in Light Blue Green Card Covers.

Williams, L[eon]. N[orman]., and M[aurice]. Williams. “A ‘Melville’ Bibliography.” The Stamp Lover XXXIII, no. 8 to 12 (1941)
Published in 5 parts in the Jan to May 1941 issues of The Stamp Lover (Vol XXXIII Nos. 8 to 12). Consolidated and reprinted in book form later that year.

———. A “Melville” Bibliography: Being a Catalogue of the Separate Philatelic Works Written, Compiled, Edited or Published by Fred. J. Melville. London: H. F. Johnson, 1941
64 pp. 186 x 123 mm. Staple Bound with Teal Card Covers. Price Three Shillings and Six Pence on front cover. Reprinted with additions and amendments from “The Stamp Lover,” Jan – May, 1941.