CATALOGUE DE BEAUX LIVRES; VENTES RAUSCH
by Rauch S.A., Nicolas
Text in French. Large lot of publications from the mid-century Geneva bookseller Nicolas Rausch. All of these titles were printed in limited editions, generally numbering between 1,000 and 1,500 copies. Includes sales catalogues printed between 1948 and 1961, numbered 1 through 7; auction catalogues from 1952-1962, numbered 1-33 (no. 2 missing), bound in eight volumes, with three additional catalogues from the early 1960s in stiff paper wrappers and three slim bulletins. Contains detailed descriptions of thousands of books. Rausch dealt in books dating from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, and his catalogues are arranged chronologically. He also published several special sales catalogues devoted to topics including incunabula, almanacs, botany and natural history books, artists and the book. With copious reproductions of bindings, facsimile pages, and book illustrations, many of which are in color, some are folded. Auctions include the sales of the libraries of W.S. Kundig and Silvain S. Brunschwig. Not limited to books, the auctions also detail the sales of antiquities, architectural drawings, maps, early photography, prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture. Auction results are loosely inserted into the catalogues. Each catalogue is indexed.