Guide to the Daniel J. and Katharine Kyes Leab Collection of Book Auction Ephemera, approximately 1970-2005.
Daniel J. and Katharine Kyes Leab Collection of Book Auction Ephemera
1 linear foot (4 boxes)
This collection contains ephemera collected by the Daniel and Katherine Leab, related to book auctions at the end of the twentieth century.
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.
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Daniel J. and Katharine Kyes Leab Collection of Book Auction Ephemera, approximately 1970-2005,The Grolier Club of New York.
About the Finding Aid:
This collection was minimally processed by Meghan Constantinou and this finding aid was prepared by Meghan Constantinou and completed by Rachel E. Greer in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, December 2012.
Gift of Daniel J. and Katharine Kyes Leab.
Daniel J. and Katharine Kyes Leab are the founders of American Book Prices Current, and act as Publisher and Editor, respectively. American Book Prices Current is a database that maintains information about prices of books sold at auction. Daniel J. Leab is a Grolier Club member.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of catalogs, newsletters, magazines, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photocopies, microfilms, correspondence, and other documents relating to book auction sales. In addition, there is material collected for proposed publication on book auction prices that was never realized. The collection also includes runs of several catalogues, including: Swann Galleries' The Trumpet, Spring 1986 (vol. 1, no. 1)-2005 (vol. 19, no. 2) (Box 1); PBA Galleries' Pacific Currents, June 1992-Fall 2001 (Box 2); Auction Forum USA (Box 2), Mar. 1989-June 1991; California Book Auction newsletter, Apr. 1986-June 1992 (Box 3). The collection also includes a copy of The Auction Companion, by Daniel J. and Katharine Kyes Leab (New York: Harper & Row, c1981).
Languages and Scripts:
Materials are in English
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc.
Phillips Son & Neale (New York, N.Y.)
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
Doyle New York (Firm)
California Book Auction Galleries.
Butterfield & Butterfield
Leab, Katharine Kyes (collector).
Auction catalogs. United States. 20th century (aat)
Clippings. United States. 20th century (aat)
Microfilms. United States. 20th century (aat)
Pamphlets. United States. 20th century (aat)
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.