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   G. Thomas Tanselle Bibliography and Auction Catalogs collection, 1960-2015

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); G. Thomas Tanselle Bibliography and Auction Catalogs Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraies.

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Bib ID:13221623 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Tanselle, G. Thomas (George Thomas), 1934-
Title:G. Thomas Tanselle Bibliography and Auction Catalogs collection, 1960-2015
Physical description:162.5 linear feet (162.5 linear feet 130 record cartons).
Language(s): In English and German.
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in 10 series: Group A: Bibliographical Ephemera through 1983; Group B: Bibliographical Ephemera 1984-2014: Group C: Newsletters; Group D: Rare Books; E: Group Exhibition catalogues; Group F: Publishers’ announcements, 1960-79: Group G: Miscellaneous (annual reports, membership lists, library keepsakes, etc.); Group H: Periodicals; Group I: Bibliography Of Papermaking, 1900-63; Group J: Auction Catalogs.

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Description

Scope and Content

A collection of bibliographical ephemera, consisting of announcements, leaflets, invitations, etc., from bibliographical societies, bibliophilic clubs, typographical organizations, and rare-book libraries, from about 1960 through 2015 (with a few earlier materials).

Group A: Bibliographical Ephemera

Through 1983 17 boxes (in a single alphabet)

Group B Bibliographical Ephemera

1984-2014 (47 boxes; each box one year unsorted)

Group C: Newsletters: 8 boxes (alphabetical)

Group D: Rare Book School

Group E: Exhibition Catalogues: 13 boxes

Group F: Publishers’ announcements, 1960-79: 1 box

Group G: Miscellaneous

8 boxes (annual reports, membership lists, library keepsakes, etc.)

Group H: Periodicals-13 boxes

Samples of many book-collecting, typographical, and library magazines. Some of those with somewhat more substantial runs are Albion, Auction, Black Art, Book Collecting And Library Monthly, Book Club Of California Keepsakes, Book Club Of California Quarterly Newsletter, Book Collector’s Market, Book Collector’s Packet, Book Mart, Devil’s Artisan, Dime Novel Round-Up, Firsts, Guild Of Book-Workers’ Journal, Journal Of The Ex Libris Society, Paperback Quarterly, Printing & Graphic Arts, Printing Art, Rare Books Newsletter, Reading & Collecting, Yellowback Quarterly

[NOTE: Many of these are small-size journals with short runs, and I have sent them as a compact sampling of what was going in this area in the second half of the twentieth century, useful in its own right even though Columbia May already have some of them. But I have not sent my long runs of standard library journals or the journals of rare-book libraries, on the assumption that Columbia does already have them and would not want second sets of such space-consuming journals, even though mine are in the original wrappers. (Only two volumes from my run of Penrose Annual are here because they are among the volumes that Columbia lacks.)]

Group I: Bibliography Of Papermaking, 1900-63

Group J: Auction Catalogs

(December 2011

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); G. Thomas Tanselle Bibliography and Auction Catalogs Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraies.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Sotheby's (Firm).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tanselle, G. Thomas (George Thomas), 1934-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

G. Thomas Tanselle (born 1934) is an American textual critic, bibliographer, and book collector, especially known for his work on Herman Melville. He was Vice-President, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 1978-2006.

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