Sotheby's (New York)

Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan collection of books on food, drink and related subjects (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, New York, 9-10 October 1984)

New York, Sotheby's, 1984
(27 cm), [168] pp., illustrations (some in colour). 786 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Marcus Crahan was a physician with the Los Angeles County Jail; his wife was director of Los Angeles County Medical Association Library, from 1978 to 1990. An amateur bookbinder, Marcus Crahan gave excessive attention to the books in their collection, and many were over-restored. Further sales of the Crahan collection were conducted by Sotheby’s, New York, 15 November 1986 (Important books and manuscripts relating to cookery and gardening: including viniculture, mycology, and beekeeping: property from the Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection); and by California Book Auction Galleries, San Francisco, on 9 March 1989 (The library of Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan: Part I) and 20 April 1989 (The library of Marcus & Elizabeth Crahan: Part II). ¶ Unmarked copy.