Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 823

"[10 Volumes] The Collected Catalogues of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach 1904-1951...",

Subject: References

Period: 1967 (published)


Color: Black & White

6.3 x 9.3 inches
16 x 23.6 cm

This ten volume set collects all of the catalogues of Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (1876-1952). Rosenbach was rare book and manuscript expert, collector, and dealer based in Philadelphia. He popularized the idea of book collecting as a form of investing and legitimized American literature among the collecting community. There are 74 catalogues here spanning the years from 1904 to 1951. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and book designs on cover and spine.


Condition: B+

Contents and covers very good with light damp stains and associated mildew spots along the bottom of the volumes, none of which affect the text.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/17/2016