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Collection Number: 12033

Collection Title: Rare Book Dealer and Auction Catalogues, 1910s-2010s

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Size Approximately 40,000 items
Abstract Serial catalogues printed and distributed by rare book dealers and international auction houses that were received and occasionally annotated by curators of Wilson Library's Rare Book Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most catalogues date from the mid twentieth century to the present, with a few runs from the 1910s and 1920s. The collection includes extensive runs of catalogues from Anderson Galleries, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Christie's, Gilhofer & Ranschburg Rare Books, Ulrico Hoepli, Joseph the Provider, Kenneth Karmiole Bookseller, Inc., H.P. Kraus, Inc., Maggs Bros., Ltd., Sotheby's, and Swann Galleries. In varying levels of detail, the catalogues provide information on the provenance, ownership, content, condition, unique features, and monetary valuation of rare books, incunabula, manuscripts, and private libraries and collections.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection is not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact Research and Instructional Service staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options for consulting this collection.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Rare Book Dealer and Auction Catalogues #12033, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received by the Rare Book Collection from dealers and auction houses since circa 1929 (Acc. 103767).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Serial catalogues printed and distributed by rare book dealers and international auction houses that were received and occasionally annotated by curators of Wilson Library's Rare Book Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most catalogues date from the mid twentieth century to the present, with a few runs from the 1910s and 1920s. The collection includes extensive runs of catalogues from Anderson Galleries, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Christie's, Gilhofer & Ranschburg Rare Books, Ulrico Hoepli, Joseph the Provider, Kenneth Karmiole Bookseller, Inc., H.P. Kraus, Inc., Maggs Bros., Ltd., Sotheby's, and Swann Galleries. In varying levels of detail, the catalogues provide information on the provenance, ownership, content, condition, unique features, and monetary valuation of rare books, incunabula, manuscripts, and private libraries and collections.

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Encoded by: Laura Hart, December 2019

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