Eight volumes (25 cm), as issued, in publisher’s wrappers. - A fine set of the seven catalogues compiled by Nicolas Rauch (1897-1962) and his long-time associate, Edwin Engelberts (1918-1998). Rauch began his career in 1915 in his father’s bookshop in Geneva; from 1923 until 1939 he worked in Paris, returning to Switzerland at the outbreak of the War to manage F. Roth & Cie. in Lausanne. In addition to these seven catalogues, Rauch and Engelberts issued a short series entitled “Bulletin de livres anciens et modernes”. Cf. G.H., “Nicolas Rauch (1897-1962)” in Bulletin de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne
, 42e année (December 1962), pp.321-323.
Offered with the first catalogue issued by Rauch’s successors, Werner Höhn and André Cottet. Theirs was a short-lived partnership: André Cottet was trading independently of Höhn, as “Librairie André Cottet, Geneva”, by 1965. ¶ Wrappers of Catalogues I-II lightly worn; otherwise, fine copies. ● The Höhn and Cottet catalogue is not shown in our photograph.