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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1827-1961
(Bulk: 1852-1961)
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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American publishing, printing, and book-related ephemera collection
creator
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1411
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1827-1961
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1852-1961
abstract/scope/contents
This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Book-of-the-Month Club‏.
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Advertisements Book catalogs Business records Financial records Receipts
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1929-2012
(Bulk: 1970-2012)
Creator:
Tehon, Atha
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
title
Atha Tehon papers
creator
Tehon, Atha
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1260
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
inclusive date
1929-2012
bulk date
1970-2012
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Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Tehon, Atha Dial Books for Young Readers. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. HarperCollins (Firm). Pinkney, Jerry Sendak, Maurice, 1928-2012 Steig, William, 1907-2003
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Audiovisual materials Awards Book jackets Calendars Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Mock-ups Page proofs Sketchbooks Sketches
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1922-2018
Creator:
Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
Extent: 12 linear feet
Founded in London in 1847 by German émigré Bernard Alexander Quaritch (1819–1899), Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of the most influential antiquarian bookselling firms in the world. Quaritch has long played an especially critical role as agent for American institutions and collectors at London auctions. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than five hundred Quaritch catalogs and bulletins published after 1920 in the Penn Libraries’ collections. The collection is especially comprehensive from the 1950s to 2000s.
title
Bernard Quaritch catalogs
creator
Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
id
PUSp.Print Collection 60
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
12 linear feet
inclusive date
1922-2018
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abstract/scope/contents
Founded in London in 1847 by German émigré Bernard Alexander Quaritch (1819–1899), Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of the most influential antiquarian bookselling firms in the world. Quaritch has long played an especially critical role as agent for American institutions and collectors at London auctions. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than five hundred Quaritch catalogs and bulletins published after 1920 in the Penn Libraries’ collections. The collection is especially comprehensive from the 1950s to 2000s.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Bernard Quaritch (Firm). Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
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Auction catalogs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
title
Gotham Book Mart records
creator
Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
79 linear feet (95 boxes)
inclusive date
1723-2006
bulk date
1967-2006
abstract/scope/contents
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1903-2013
(Bulk: 1955-2012)
Creator:
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
title
Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust
creator
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
9 linear feet (9 boxes)
inclusive date
1903-2013
bulk date
1955-2012
abstract/scope/contents
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012 Dreiser Trust. Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dreiser, Vera Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Agreements Correspondence Estate records Family papers Financial records Legal documents Royalty statements
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1926-2014
Creator:
Gertzman, Jay A.
Extent: 4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jay A. Gertzman, professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, is the author of four books: Fantasy, Fashion, and Affection: Illustrated and Decorated Editions of Robert Herrick’s Poetry, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940; Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist; and A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays Toward a Publishing History of the Novel. This collection focuses on Gertzman's research on Samuel Roth (1893-1974), writer, publisher, and entrepreneur, who is best known for publishing unauthorized excerpts of James Joyce's Ulysses in the United States, and for being the plaintiff in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court that redefined what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment. Researchers will find notes associated with Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, which was published in 2013 by University Press of Florida, as well as various research notes on Samuel Roth's publishing and writing career.
title
Jay A. Gertzman collection on Samuel Roth
creator
Gertzman, Jay A.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1315
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
inclusive date
1926-2014
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abstract/scope/contents
Jay A. Gertzman, professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, is the author of four books: Fantasy, Fashion, and Affection: Illustrated and Decorated Editions of Robert Herrick’s Poetry, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940; Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist; and A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays Toward a Publishing History of the Novel. This collection focuses on Gertzman's research on Samuel Roth (1893-1974), writer, publisher, and entrepreneur, who is best known for publishing unauthorized excerpts of James Joyce's Ulysses in the United States, and for being the plaintiff in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court that redefined what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment. Researchers will find notes associated with Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, which was published in 2013 by University Press of Florida, as well as various research notes on Samuel Roth's publishing and writing career.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Gertzman, Jay A. Roth, Samuel, 1893-1974
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Correspondence Research notes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1882-1999
(Bulk: 1920-1950)
Creator:
Gertzman, Jay A., Collector
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Jay A. Gertzman is professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University. This collection includes research material collected and used by Jay Gertzman to produce his book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940;. Documents collected here pertain to the proliferation and censorship of erotic material in the era between the two World Wars.
title
Jay A. Gertzman research collection on censorship
creator
Gertzman, Jay A., Collector
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1358
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
inclusive date
1882-1999
bulk date
1920-1950
abstract/scope/contents
Jay A. Gertzman is professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University. This collection includes research material collected and used by Jay Gertzman to produce his book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940;. Documents collected here pertain to the proliferation and censorship of erotic material in the era between the two World Wars.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Gertzman, Jay A.
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Research notes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1914-2018
Creator:
Maggs Bros.
Extent: 12 linear feet
Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than four hundred Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries’ collections, which is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s.
title
Maggs Bros. catalogs
creator
Maggs Bros.
id
PUSp.Print Collection 59
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
12 linear feet
inclusive date
1914-2018
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than four hundred Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries’ collections, which is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Maggs Bros. Maggs Bros.
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Auction catalogs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1708-1955
(Bulk: 1923-1955)
Creator:
Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984, Author
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
This collection includes material collected by Siegfried Weisbeger (1896-1984), proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop in Baltimore Maryland and confidante of H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a noted writer, editor, and social provocateur, famous for his disdain for common morals and received wisdom. The collection contains correspondence between the two men and other correspondents of the Peabody Book Shop, manuscripts and published writings by and about Mencken (many of them signed), and autobiographical writings and poems written by Weisberger.
title
Siegfried Weisberger papers
creator
Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1377
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
inclusive date
1708-1955
bulk date
1923-1955
abstract/scope/contents
This collection includes material collected by Siegfried Weisbeger (1896-1984), proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop in Baltimore Maryland and confidante of H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a noted writer, editor, and social provocateur, famous for his disdain for common morals and received wisdom. The collection contains correspondence between the two men and other correspondents of the Peabody Book Shop, manuscripts and published writings by and about Mencken (many of them signed), and autobiographical writings and poems written by Weisberger.
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1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Peabody Book Shop.
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Autobiographies Correspondence Poems Writings (documents)
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