LUBRECHT, HARRY Papers
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Guide to the Harry Lubrecht Papers, 1881-1999 (bulk 1951-1975)

Title: Harry Lubrecht Papers

OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID): 1007834938

 Dates:             1881-1999

 Bulk Dates: 1951-1975

 Extent: 1 box; .5 linear feet

 Abstract: Correspondence and other material of antiquarian book dealer and publisher Harry Lubrecht, primarily relating to his work for the New York-based bookseller Stechert-Hafner.

 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], Harry Lubrecht Papers, 1881-1999, The Grolier Club of New York.

About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared by Allison Hughes in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, October 2017.

 Provenance: This collection was a gift from Peter Lubrecht in September 2009.

Biographical/Historical Note: Heinz D. “Harry” Lubrecht (1908-1997) was a German-born antiquarian book dealer and publisher. After emigrating to America in 1928, he began working for the bookselling firm G.E. Stechert & Co. (later known as Stechert-Hafner, Inc.), eventually becoming head of the Antiquarian Department, then Vice-President and Editor of Hafner Publishing Company. He left the company in 1974, worked compiling catalogs for Jack Bartfield, then established his own firm, Lubrecht & Cramer Booksellers and Publishers, which specialized in new scholarly books with a focus on natural history and botany. Lubrecht died in 1997 in New York.

 Scope and Content Note: This collection includes Lubrecht’s correspondence, itineraries, and notes made during several work-related trips to Europe during the 1950s and 1960s, including his reports on the Frankfurt Book Fair. There is also a bound “Informal Record” of the Old Book Table (compiled by Eddie Lazare), which Lubrecht served as secretary of from 1968-1975; a collection of Stechert-Hafner catalogs and press clippings; and a posthumous reprint of a botany catalog printed in memory of Lubrecht, with a biographical sketch and press clipping.

 Related Materials Note: Related materials may be found in the following collections in this repository:

            Old Book Table Records

 

Access Points:

 Names

G.E. Stechert & Co.

Lubrecht, Heinz D., 1908-1997

Old Book Table (Club)

Stechert-Hafner, Inc.

Subjects

Antiquarian booksellers

Genres

Catalogs

Clippings

Correspondence

Arrangement Note: Items in this collection are arranged alphabetically.

Container List:

Box

Vol.

Title

Date

1

1

Europe Travel Correspondence

1951-1953

1

2-3

Europe Travel Correspondence

1960

1

4

Europe Travel Correspondence

1963

1

5

Europe Travel Correspondence

1967

1

6

London Travel Correspondence

1953

1

7

Lubrecht, Harry Biography and Early American Botany Catalog

1986-1999

1

8

The Old Book Table: 1931-1971

1971

1

9

Stechert-Hafner Catalogs and Press

1881-1975

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