DAVIS, WATERS S. Lists of French book sales catalogs, ca. 1927-1938
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Waters S. Davis: Lists of French Book Sale Catalogs, ca. 1927-1938


Davis, Waters S., d. 1940, compiler

Lists of French book sale catalogs issued ca. 1555-1900 and of early English, French and German imprints sold at auction, ca. 1927-1938.

Physical Description
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
7 notebooks

Historical/Biographical Note
Waters S. Davis was a Grolier Club member from 1932 until his death in 1940. During the period ca. 1928-1938, he made several collecting trips to France in search of French booksellers and auction house catalogs. He donated many of the catalogs represented in his lists to the Grolier Club library during his lifetime. According to Davis’ wishes, the remainder was given by his estate to the Club after his death.

Scope and Contents
Records of book sale catalogs issued in France ca. 1554-1900 and of English, German and French early imprints sold at auction ca. 1928-1933 and prices realized for them.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished descriptive list available in repository.

Book auctions. France.
Book prices. France.

Auction catalogs. France.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Book collectors. New York (State). New York. 20th century.

Added Entries
Grolier Club.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

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