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Collection of British and American Book Auction Catalogs, 1703-
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of British and American Book Auction Catalogs
    Collection number: 416
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 159.5 linear ft. (319 boxes, 1 oversize box.)
    Date: 1703-
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Abstract: British catalogs from 1703-1930, the reference collection of English bookseller Frank Marcham, and various American book catalogs comprise this collection.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    British catalogs originally collected by Frank Marcham.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of British and American Book Auction Catalogs (Collection 416).UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232713 

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of British catalogs from 1703-1930, the reference collection of English bookseller Frank Marcham, and various American book catalogs. An illustrated index to the British catalogs to 1900 is available, and the British Museum's List of catalogues of English book sales, 1676-1900, has been annotated with UCLA's holdings and location within the collection. Of American catalogs, there are files for Libbie, 1885-1919; Henkels, 1898-1935; Parke-Bernet, and others. Auction houses represented in the collection include American Art Association, American Book Auction, Anderson Galleries, Christie's, Charles Hamilton, Henkels, Libbie & Company, Park-Bernet, Sotheby Parke-Bernet & Company, and Swann.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by auction house, then chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    C.F. Libbie & Co.
    Parke-Bernet Galleries.
    Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc.
    Stan. V. Henkels (Firm).
    Book auctions--England--Catalogs.
    Book auctions--United States--Catalogs.
    Booksellers' catalogues--Great Britain.
    Booksellers' catalogues--United States.