Oak Knoll Offers Titles from<br>The H.P. Kraus Reference Collection
Item 47 is a complete run of The Book Collector, a British periodical, from Vol. 1 No. 1 in 1952 through Vol. 52 No. 2 in 2003. H.P. Kraus was a regular subscriber and this is their collection. $2,500. For those interested in the first American magazine about book collecting, there are 24 bound issues of The Philobiblion, published from 1861-1863. Each issue includes a sales catalogue from bookseller George P. Philes who published this magazine as an adjunct to his bookselling business. Item 339. $300.
This catalogue is not heavy on Canadiana, but here are three volumes of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Offered are the first three volumes of a massive fourteen-volume set. This is perfect for those researching early Canadian history, as these volumes cover the years 1000-1700, 1701-1740, and 1741-1770. Offered is the English language edition. Item 109. $200.
A number of items of auction records are available. For example, item 9 is a collection of pre-World War II Sotheby’s auction catalogues. These cover auctions of books and manuscripts, with 33 catalogues in all dated from 1864-1942. Many include prices realized. $950.
For those interested in Goethe’s Faust, item 202 is an 1885 bibliography of publications concerning this title including international translations. However, this book is in the original German. $200. If you are more interested in Goethe himself, item 203 is a bibliography and catalogue of his collection. $325. For those specializing in medical books, there’s the 43-volume New York Academy of Medicine Author Catalog, cataloguing 373,262 volumes and 169,336 pamphlets. Item 294. $750. Or for those with an even more specialized interest, there is An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology… Item 445. $325. This is just a smattering of the reference material available in Oak Knoll Books’ “Catalogue 254.”
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