Chapter 516 Catalogue #1: Dante Alighieri

It’s finally here! Book Hunter’s Holiday Catalogue #1: Dante Alighieri. Click on either the picture or the link below to download a PDF (electronic) version of the catalogue. Feel free to send me an email with your address if you’d like a print copy: chris AT bookhuntersholiday DOT com. If you’d like to order an item from the catalogue, you can do so at our website.

Catalogue #1 – Dante Alighieri

Finally, the February issue of Americana Exchange has featured the catalogue in a new section on the site, one that allows the reader of the catalogue to turn each electronic “page” of the catalogue like a traditional book. Click here to read about the new catalogue and to see it demonstrated on the new section of Americana Exchange.


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16 responses to “Chapter 516 Catalogue #1: Dante Alighieri

  1. Jill

    Chris,as I mentioned on Facebook, this is a beautiful, beautiful catalogue! I went through it on AE, and you did a spectacular job. It’s no wonder this took you some time — anything this nice takes time. Congratulations!

  2. Craig Piper

    Hi Chris:

    Congratulations on the publication of your first catalogue. It really is a beautiful-looking and well-researched catalogue. Makes me wish I was a Dante collector! As a recent grad of the CABS, thanks to the praise you gave the seminar, I take great inspiration from your catalogue. I am just in the early stages of preparing my first one. Great job !!

  3. Thanks for the nice comments about Catalogue #1. I am pretty pleased with the finished product, though it was a long hard slog to get it finished. I do think Catalogue #2 will be much easier.

    I’m so glad you went to the Colorado Seminar. I use the things I learned there every day in my bookselling business. Best of luck to you with your catalogue. If I can ever offer any assistance or answer any questions, please let me know.

  4. Wow, beautiful! Congratulations. It must feel wonderful to have it in your hands at last.

  5. A beautifully-designed catalog with excellent content. Well done! I saw it on AE earlier today. Your hard work and anticipation for the finished product reminded me of Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern and their first catalog (1946) in their memoir Old Books, Rare Friends. Read that one yet? Good luck on the catalog sales!

  6. Just thought I would let you know that I have mentionedyour catalogue on my blog – I think it deserves a plug!!!!


  7. I have plugged your catalogue on my blog



  8. Penny Van Kirk

    The catalog looks beautiful. I am so excited to sit down and read it.


  9. Congratulations on your Dante catalogue. I quickly looked it over and it is very professional. I thought of you recently when I was reading “The Dante Club” by Matthew Pearl, a wonderful biblionovel. Have you read it?

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