Antiquarian Booksellers' and Auction Catalogues|
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Booksellers--Catalogues; Auction houses--Catalogues; Antiquarian booksellers
The collection was established in 1956.
The collection is a large and growing collection of British, American, and European book dealers, and auction catalogues. It includes substantial runs of the catalogues of the premier firms from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The collection is expanded regularly through gift, subscription, and purchase. See also "Canadian Booksellers' Catalogues".
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and the Scandinavian languages.
Approximately 100,000 items.
The bulk of the collection is uncatalogued. The holdings are recorded in a special card file. Catalogues from the early nineteenth century and previous centuries are separately catalogued as monographs, as are catalogues listing the contents of libraries of famous collectors.
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher.
Interlibrary Loan: No.
Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.
Reference Assistance: Yes.
Publications Describing Collection
Dohdertman, Anne. -- "The Antiquarian booksellers' and Auction Catalogues Collection". -- Halcyon. No. 14 (November1994). -- Toronto : University of Toronto Library,1994.