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Antiquarian Booksellers' and Auction Catalogues
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Subjects
Booksellers--Catalogues; Auction houses--Catalogues; Antiquarian booksellers

History
The collection was established in 1956.

Description
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".

Language
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and the Scandinavian languages.

Holdings
Approximately 100,000 items.

Bibliographic Access
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.

Physical Access
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.