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Under the hammer : book auctions since the seventeenth century

Author: Robin Myers, (Book trade historian); Michael Harris; Giles Mandelbrote; British Library.
Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 2001.
Series: Publishing pathways.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines book auctions since the 17th century. The auction has provided a commercial focus for sectors of the book trade for over four centuries. The work looks at its initiation on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
History
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Under the hammer.
New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 2001
(OCoLC)606925662
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Myers, (Book trade historian); Michael Harris; Giles Mandelbrote; British Library.
ISBN: 1584560665 9781584560661 0712347305 9780712347303
OCLC Number: 48053852
Notes: Papers originally presented at the conference "Under the Hammer," held in London, Nov. 25-26, 2000.
Description: xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Newspaper advertising for book auctions before 1700 / Michael Harris --
Organization of book auctions in late seventeenth century longon / Giles Mandelbrote --
Books and buyers in seventeenth century english auction sales / T.A. Birrell --
Dutch book auctions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Otto S. Lankhorst --
English book collectors and the salerooms in the eighteenth century / Nigel Ramsay --
Property of a distinguished poisoner: Thomas Griffiths Wainewright and the Griffiths family library / Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly --
Sale of Richard Heber's library / Arnold Hunt --
William Morris's 'ancient books' at sale / Paul Needham --
Jazz Age library of Jerome Kern / Arthur Freeman --
Appendix: Book auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's.
Series Title: Publishing pathways.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote.
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