Catalogue of the Elzevier Library of Albert J. Phiebig (catalogue of the Phiebig collection, presented in London, by Bloomsbury Book Auctions, but sold en bloc before the sale date, 5 December 2001)
London, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 2001
(24.5 cm), 119 (5) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 414 lots. Printed slip loosely inserted, announcing cancellation of the sale. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Albert Phiebig emigrated to the USA in 1939 and in 1947 became proprietor of an antiquarian bookstore in White Plains, NY. His collection of Elzevier imprints was purchased on the eve of the sale by the “Elsevier Heritage Collection”, the corporate collection of Reed-Elsevier. It is now exhibited at their headquarters in Amsterdam and is accessible via an electronic catalogue; cf. P.G. Hoftijzer, “The Last of the Elzevier Collections?” in Quaerendo, volume 42 (2012), pp.249-257. ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.