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DOHENY, Estelle (1875-1958) -- Felix de MAREZ OYENS and Dr. Paul NEEDHAM (Pt. I: Fifteenth Century Books including the Gutenberg Bible). The Estelle Doheny Collection from the Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California. New York: Christie's, 22 October 1987-19 May 1989 [Part II London, 2 December 1987]. -- The Estelle Doheny Collection from St. Mary's of the Barrens, Perryville, Missouri. New York: Christie's, 14 December 2001.
Together 8 volumes, including index volume to first sales, 4o (295 x 203 mm). Original red cloth. Provenance: Bernard Breslauer (bookplate on upper cover of vol. I, prices and notes).
PRICED THROUGHOUT AND WITH BUYERS' NAMES in parts I and II, a few occasional prices in the other volumes. The sale total of $37,842,758 is the standing record for any library sold at auction. The 2001 sale was organized upon the smaller, but choice, collection of printed books and manuscripts, literature, Americana and autographs which she had assembled at roughly the same time as the collection at St. John's Seminary. (8)
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