Source : American Book Auction Catalogues
|Source Title||American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934. A Union List|
|Description|| This is the record of book auctions in America from 1713 to 1934. In that period 10,126 auctions are identified and another 52 later added. A nation's interests and tastes are reflected in the materials it disgorges and America's auction history provides an illuminating picture. Auctions have always been a barometer of what is perceived interesting, if not always valuable.
As a collectible category some of the more voracious collectors of the printed word have pursed, if not achieved, completeness.
|Scope of Text||This text records the names, dates, places and brief particulars of sales posted in newspapers [and not always otherwise known] and more often detailed in printed catalogues which have been the norm in documented sales for the past two hundred years.|
|Total Records in AED||10619|