Bancroft-Parkman, Inc./American Book Prices Current Records, ca. 1972-
Title: Bancroft/Parkman, Inc./American Book Prices Current Records
RLIN ID No.: NYGG07-A13
Dates: ca. 1972-
Extent: 9 boxes (ca. 13.5 linear ft.)
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials
Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Bancroft-Parkman Inc. /American Book Prices Current Records, ca. 1972-, The Grolier Club of New York.
About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was updated by Allison Hughes in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, March 2018.
Provenance: Gift of Daniel J. and Katharine Kyes Leab, 2005 (boxes 1-2), and 2006 (boxes 3-8).
American Book Prices Current is an annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction. Countries covered include North America and the UK, with sales from such other countries as Switzerland, Germany, Monaco, Holland, Australia and many other places. It is the standard tool used by dealers, appraisers, auction houses, scholars and tax authorities. The first volume of ABPC appeared in 1895, and the last printed volume, no. 110, appeared in 2004. As of 2007, ABPC continues to appear in CD-ROM, and it may be issued in other electronic forms in the future.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the business records of Bancroft-Parkman, Inc. and its publication, American Book Prices Current (ABPC), under the ownership since 1972 of Daniel J. Leab, publisher, and his wife, Katharine Kyes Leab, editor. Bancroft-Parkman is a private company based in Washington, Connecticut. This collection also notably contains files related to security and theft including information related to BAMBAM in boxes 5, 7, & 9.
American Book Prices Current.
Bookline Alert: Missing Books and Manuscripts (BAMBAM)
Leab, Katharine Kyes.
Leab, Daniel J.
Publishers and publishing. Connecticut. 20th century.
Publishers and publishing. Connecticut. 21st century.