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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1885-2018
Extent: 38 linear feet (38 boxes)
For more than a century the Penn Libraries have been purchasing books and manuscripts at public auction in the United States and abroad. This finding aid serves as a guide to more than 750 auction catalogs for books and manuscripts from sixteen international auction houses in Print Collection 48 as well as other catalogs from these auction houses held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries, that were collected by Penn curators and staff members.
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Book and Manuscript Auction catalogs
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PUSp.Print Collection 48
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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38 linear feet (38 boxes)
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1885-2018
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For more than a century the Penn Libraries have been purchasing books and manuscripts at public auction in the United States and abroad. This finding aid serves as a guide to more than 750 auction catalogs for books and manuscripts from sixteen international auction houses in Print Collection 48 as well as other catalogs from these auction houses held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries, that were collected by Penn curators and staff members.
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1967-2016
Creator:
Christie's International PLC.
Extent: 36 linear feet (36 boxes)
Founded in 1766 Christie's is one of the world's largest auction house. It has played an increasingly central role in the sale of rare books and manuscripts over the course of the 20th century. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 500 Christie’s catalogs held in Print Coll. 43 as well as Christie’s catalogs post-1977 which are not present in Print Coll. 43 but are held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries. Those catalogs with box and folder numbers present are in Print Coll. 43, those with library call numbers listed can be found in the Penn Libraries catalog, those listed as being in Print Coll. 28 are located in the Lawrence J. Schoenberg collection of catalogs.
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Christie’s auction catalogs
creator
Christie's International PLC.
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PUSp.Print Coll. 43
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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36 linear feet (36 boxes)
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1967-2016
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Founded in 1766 Christie's is one of the world's largest auction house. It has played an increasingly central role in the sale of rare books and manuscripts over the course of the 20th century. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 500 Christie’s catalogs held in Print Coll. 43 as well as Christie’s catalogs post-1977 which are not present in Print Coll. 43 but are held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries. Those catalogs with box and folder numbers present are in Print Coll. 43, those with library call numbers listed can be found in the Penn Libraries catalog, those listed as being in Print Coll. 28 are located in the Lawrence J. Schoenberg collection of catalogs.
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Christie's International PLC.
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1931-2016
Creator:
Sotheby's (Firm).
Extent: 40.5 linear feet (41 boxes)
Founded in 1744 Sotheby’s is one of the world’s largest auction house. For more than two hundred years it has played a central role in the sale of rare books and manuscripts. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 1,000 Sotheby's catalogs held in Print Coll. 42 as well as Sotheby’s catalogs post-1930 which are not present in Print Coll. 42 but are held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries.
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Sotheby's auction catalogs
creator
Sotheby's (Firm).
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PUSp.Print Collection 42
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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40.5 linear feet (41 boxes)
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1931-2016
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Founded in 1744 Sotheby’s is one of the world’s largest auction house. For more than two hundred years it has played a central role in the sale of rare books and manuscripts. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 1,000 Sotheby's catalogs held in Print Coll. 42 as well as Sotheby’s catalogs post-1930 which are not present in Print Coll. 42 but are held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries.
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Sotheby's (Firm).
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Auction catalogs