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Rare Book and Manuscript Dealer Catalogs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AS12

Scope and Contents

The Rare Book and Manuscript Dealer Catalog Collection was assembled primarily by curatorial staff in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections. These catalogs make up a body of materials initially used for collection development purposes and then retained for further research. The catalogs range in date from the late 19th century through 2016, and contain a wide variety of offerings from American and European (particularly British and French) rare book and manuscript dealers.

Dates

  • 1890s-2016

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations. This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

383 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Rare Book and Manuscript Dealer Catalog Collection was assembled primarily by curatorial staff in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections. These catalogs make up a body of materials initially used for collection development purposes and then retained for further research.

Arrangement

Catalogs are described in alphabetical order by dealer name. For each dealer, a date or catalog number range is provided within each box, although this range is not necessarily inclusive. Boxes must be reviewed in person to determine specific holdings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These catalogs make up a body of materials initially used for collection development purposes in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, and then retained for further research.
Title
Guide to the Rare Book and Manuscript Dealer Catalogs Collection
Author
Kush Gandhi, Benn Joseph
Date
December 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635