Maxwell Hunley Rare Books records, 1930-1992

Finding aid prepared by Gina C Giang.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Maxwell Hunley Rare Books records, 1930-1992
Dates: 1930-1992
Collection Number: mssMaxwellrecords
Collector: Maxwell Hunley Rare Books (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Extent: 3 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract:
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Maxwell Hunley Rare Books records. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Kenneth Karmiole, February 2012.

Biography

Maxwell Hunley Rare Books was an antiquarian book firm originally located in Beverly Hills, California and later in Pasadena and South Pasadena, California. Maxwell Hunley moved to Los Angeles in 1930, where he began his career as an antiquarian bookseller. His specialties were American and English literary classics, but he also sold western Americana, fine press books, tooled leather bindings, juveniles, color-plate books and prints. One of Hunley's important early customers was Estelle Doheny. The majority of his sales were made to institutions, including the Huntington Library.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a ledger recording sales, purchases and expenses for the period 1941-1948; ephemera including a copy of Maxwell O. Hunley's lease for 9533 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California dated June 29, 1962; and catalogs of stock from Maxwell Hunley Rare Books.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Hunley, Maxwell, 1900-1990

Corporate Names

Maxwell Hunley Rare Books (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Subjects

Booksellers and bookselling -- California -- Los Angeles
Bookstores -- California -- Los Angeles

Genre

Book catalogs
Ephemera
Ledgers (account books)


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Book catalogs (1930-1963)

Folder 1

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 1 (1930)

Folder 2

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 2 (1931)

Folder 3

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 3 (1931)

Two copies
Folder 4

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 4 (1932, Feb.)

Folder 5

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 6 (1932, Dec.)

Folder 6

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 7 (1933, June)

Folder 7

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 8 (1933)

Folder 8

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 9 (1934, Dec.)

Folder 9

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 13 (1934)

Children’s Books
Folder 10

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 16 [1940]

Folder 11

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 18 (1941)

Folder 12

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 19 [1942]

Folder 13

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 23 (1947)

Two copies
Folder 14

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 24 (1947)

Folder 15

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 25 (1948)

Folder 16

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 26 (1949)

Five copies
Folder 17

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 27 (1952)

Folder 18

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 28 (1953)

Three copies
Folder 19

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 29 (1957)

Two copies
Folder 20

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley (1957)

Mark Twain. A Collection of First Editions. Association copies, biographies and books from his library
Folder 21

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 42 (1959, Mar.)

Folder 22

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 43 (1960, Jan.)

Five copies
Folder 23

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 44 (1961)

Five copies
Folder 24

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 45 (1963, Nov.)

Five copies
Box 2

Book catalogs (1966-1981)

Folder 1

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 46 (1966)

Five copies
Folder 2

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 48 (1969)

Five copies. Included: Bound copy
Folder 3

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 49 (1972)

Five copies
Folder 4

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 50 (1977)

Five copies
Folder 5

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 51 (1979)

Five copies
Folder 6

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 52 (1980)

Five copies
Folder 7

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 53 [1981]

Five copies
Box 3

Book catalogs - Magazines (1941-1992)

Folder 1

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 54 (1982)

Five copies
Folder 2

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 55 [1983]

Five copies
Folder 3

Book catalogs -- Maxwell O. Hunley [1985]

A Treasury of Paper Prizes. Almanacs. The Country at Large. Two copies. Included: Draft
Folder 4

Book catalogs -- Pamphleteers (1992)

Four versions
Folder 5

Bulletins -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 8 (1955, Dec.)

Folder 6

Bulletins -- Maxwell O. Hunley no. 10 (1957)

Folder 7

Ephmera [undated]

Envelopes and an announcement card
Folder 8

Financial records (1960-1974)

Primarily statements for Dr. R.Z. Hart, Claremont, California
Folder 9

Ledgers (account books) (1941-1949)

Folder 10

Leases -- Store Lease Nina R. Glassell, Lessor to Maxwell O. Hunley, Lessee (1962, June 29)

Folder 11

Lists (document genres) -- List G. American & English First Editions (1958, Feb.)

Folder 12

Magazines (periodicals) -- AB Bookman’s Weekly. For the Specialist Book World. Special Ephemera Issue (1992, Mar. 2)