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Collection of catalogues issued by Martin Breslauer, Inc., 1900-2000
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Description
Collection consists of various catalogs issued by the Breslauer firm through the years; earlier catalogs are in German and later ones are in English; the books "by or about" are all in German.
Background
Martin Breslauer started his antiquarian bookselling trade in 1898 in Berlin, where it flourished for almost 4 decades before he had to sell 2/3 of the company's unparalleled reference collection in order to help his family escape Nazi Germany. He died of a heart attack in 1940, in London, where his family had relocated. His son Bernard, still in his early 20s, took over the business, learning as he went along and succeeding immensely. The company flourished and retained its prestige as preeminent antiquarian booksellers. By 1977, Bernard Breslauer moved the business to New York, continuing his trade there. He died in 2004. (More information can be found at: www.breslauerfdn.org/biography.html)
Extent
0.8 linear ft. (2 document boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.