[New series, numbered:] 1 (1952) § 3 (1953) § 4 (1953) § 5 (1953) § 6 (1953) § 7 (1954) § 8 (1954) § 9 (1954) § 10 (1954) § 11 (1955) § 13 (1955) § 14 (1956) § 15 (1956) § 16 (1957) § 18 (1957) § 20 (1958) § 22 (1959) § 24 (1960) § 25 (1961) § 28 (1961) § 29 (1961) § 31 (1962) View larger
Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

[New series, numbered:] 1 (1952) § 3 (1953) § 4 (1953) § 5 (1953) § 6 (1953) § 7 (1954) § 8 (1954) § 9 (1954) § 10 (1954) § 11 (1955) § 13 (1955) § 14 (1956) § 15 (1956) § 16 (1957) § 18 (1957) § 20 (1958) § 22 (1959) § 24 (1960) § 25 (1961) § 28 (1961) § 29 (1961) § 31 (1962)

Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1952-1962
Twenty-two volumes (28 cm), as issued, in the publisher’s printed wrappers. - Thirty-three catalogues were issued 1952-1963, the last after the death of Nicolas Rauch and offering his own property. Lacking from this set are eleven catalogues: 2, 12, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 27, 30, 32, 33. ¶ Some wrappers chipped, with losses across spines; overall in very good state of preservation.
Subjects
Auction sale catalogues - Antiquities - 1961
Auction sale catalogues - Autographs - 1953
Auction sale catalogues - Autographs - 1955
Auction sale catalogues - Autographs - 1957
Auction sale catalogues - Autographs - 1959
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1952
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1953
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1954
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1955
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1956
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1957
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1958
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1960
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1961
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1962
Auction sale catalogues - Drawings - 1953
Bibliography - Auction sale catalogues
Drawings - Collections, Switzerland - Fatio (Edmond), 1871-1959
Drawings - Ornament
Private libraries - Becker (Louis)
Private libraries - Brunschwig (Silvain S.)
Private libraries - Kündig (William S.) 1893-1951
Private libraries - Park (Aage), 1885-1959
Authors/Creators
Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
Artists/Illustrators
Masereel, Frans, 1889-1972
Owners
Becker, Louis
Brunschwig, Silvain S.
Essling, Victor Masséna, prince d', 1836-1910
Fatio, Edmond, 1871-1959
Fondation Hardt (Geneva)
Hirsch, Robert von, 1883-1977
Kündig, William S., 1893-1951
Park, Aage, 1885-1959
Other names
Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
Ramuz, Charles-Ferdinand, 1878-1947
Auction date
19520512
19530302
19531123
19531124
19531125
19540329
19541129
19541130
19541201
19550328
19551123
19561203
19561204
19570429
19571123
19581124
19590617
19600516
19600518
19610612
19610613
19620618
  • This collection contains

  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 1] Livres anciens et modernes; bibliographie de la librairie W.S. Kündig (catalogue of an auction conducted 12-14 May 1952)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1952
    (28 cm), 178 pp., 64 plates, illustrations. 847 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Included is the reference library of the bookseller-auctioneer William S. Kündig (1893-1951), elected in 1939 first president of the Swiss Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (VEBUKU), and in 1948 first president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 3] Manuscrits enluminés, incunables, xylographies : oeuvres de A. Dürer & J. Duvet, très beaux livres du XVIe au XIXe s.: dessins originaux de Binet & Dunker, éditions originales des XIXe & XXe s., dont l'oeuvre de C.-F. Ramuz, manuscrits autographes (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 2-4 March 1953)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1953
    (28 cm), 218 pp., 52 plates, illustrations. 767 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes many fine books from the library of the Prince d’Essling. The Essling library was largely dispersed before the War, mainly at a sale in Zurich in May 1939; but few of the French books came onto to the market then, and it was the best of these which were the outstanding lots here. Prices were subdued, and many lots did not reach their “Prix d’estimation” in the list which accompanied the catalogue. This may have been because they were over-valued, or “there may have been another reason for this, in that a group of booksellers from abroad saw fit blatantly to indulge in practices from which legal or moral considerations might well have deterred them on their home grounds… The half-dozen xylographic book covers gave rise to much discussion and the general opinion of the sale-room was against them all” (Notes on Foreign Sales, in The Times Literary Supplement, 10 April 1953, p.244). ¶ Wrapper chipped, losses.
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 4] Architecture, ornements, décoration intérieure, recueils de vues [other title:] Bibliothèque Edmond Fatio (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 23 November 1953)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1953
    (28 cm), 40 pp., 16 plates, illustrations. 198 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Important sale catalogue of books and drawings from the collection of the Swiss architect Edmond Fatio (1871-1959); a second sale was conducted by Rauch on 3-4 June 1959 (see below, Catalogue 21). Many of Fatio’s sheets had featured in exhibitions held in Zurich in 1946 (Architektur- und Dekorations-Zeichnungen der Barockzeit aus der Sammlung Edmond Fatio, by A. Bovy & R. Zürcher, Zurich: Graphische Sammlung der Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, 1946) and in Florence in 1958 (I Disegni Scenografici delle Raccolta Fatio, Florence: La Strozzina, 1958; cf. M. Ferrero Viale, “I Disegni Scenografici della Raccolta Fatio”, in Critica d’Arte, volume 23, 1957, pp.370-395). ¶ Wrapper chipped, small losses.
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 5] Manuscrits enluminés, incunables, livres espagnols, beaux livres du XVI au XIX s.; hippologie, collection Töpffer de M. E. Ch. (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 24-25 November 1953)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1953
    (28 cm), 151 pp., 32 plates, illustrations. 564 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Wrapper chipped, small losses.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1953
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19531124
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 6] Autographes (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 25 November 1953)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1953
    (28 cm), 44 pp., 32 plates, illustrations. 98 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Autographs - 1953
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19531125
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 7] Précieux incunables, éditions aldines, livres rares du XVIe au XIXe s., livres modernes illustrés par des peintres de la bibliothèque de M. B*** [other title:] Bibliothèque de M. B*** (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 29-30 March 1954)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1954
    (28 cm), 146 pp., 28 plates, illustrations. 400 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - ‘As usual, the books derived from many and varied sources, but there was a hard core, consisting mainly of French sixteenth and seventeenth-century books, which came from one library… There were a number of Aldines, at present out of fashion as such, and for the most part they brought low prices… The eighteenth-century illustrated books continued to be a weak market and were in many cases bought back… The modern French illustrated books were, relatively speaking, the sensation of the sale’ (from ‘Notes on Foreign Sales’ in The Times Literary Supplement, 14 May 1954, p.320).
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1954
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19540329
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 8] Manuscrits, beaux livres du XVe au XIXe siècle, Americana, livres espagnols (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 29 November and 1 December 1954)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1954
    (28 cm), 77 pp., 12 plates, illustrations. 300 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1954
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19541129
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 9] Modes et costumes de la bibliothèque Louis Becker (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 30 November 1954)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1954
    (28 cm), 62 pp., 20 plates, illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - “London dealers will remember Louis Becker, a colourful personality who often visited them in the 1920s and, after driving a hard bargain, was delighted to carry away defective sets or volumes and odd plates which, irrespective of size and condition, assisted him toward completion. It was his own connexion with the garment trade rather than a feeling for books that stimulated him, and the huge library which he assembled in Paris was not distinguished for condition; thus high prices could not nowadays be expected for these books nor were they, in fact, realized” (from an anonymous report of the sale, in The Times Literary Supplement, 25 March 1955, p.188). An “importante bibliothèque sur les modes et costumes” (F. Lugt, Les Marques de collections de dessins et d’estampes, The Hague 1921-1956, no. 4234).
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 10] Cent beaux livres du dix-huitième siècle (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 1 December 1954)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1954
    (28 cm), 51 pp., illustrations. 100 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Sale of French eighteenth-century books collected by Baron Robert von Hirsch. “Various factors contributed to the attainment of very high prices by most of the 100 lots: bidding appeared to be unrestricted by any pacts, the sale had been extensively publicized in advance by various interested parties and it had been so long since a homogenous collection of this type had come up for auction that there was a tendency to consider ‘every goose a swan… and every lass a queen’; in fact, many of the books were not above criticism and the whole collection gave the appearance of having suffered from neglect” (from an anonymous report of the sale, in The Times Literary Supplement, 25 March 1955, p.188).
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 11] Bibliothèque Silvain S. Brunschwig [other title:] XVe & XVIe siècles (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 28-30 March 1955)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1955
    (28 cm), 381 (3) pp., frontispiece, 7 plates, illustrations. 575 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers, with the leather exlibris of Brunschwig on upper cover. - A second volume (Deuxième partie. Livres d’emblèmes; dix-septième au vingtième siècle; livres de l’époque 1900) describes books sold on 21-22 November 1955 (523 lots).
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 13] Autographes (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 23 November 1955)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1955
    (28 cm), 67 pp., 20 plates, illustrations. 260 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - “The plums of two collections, one Parisian, the other Roman” (anonymous correspondent, “Notes on Foreign Sales”, in The Times Literary Supplement, 8 January 1954, p.32).
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Autographs - 1955
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19551123
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 14] Voyages, découvertes Américana (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 3 December 1956)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1956
    (28 cm), 58 pp., illustrations. 196 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A “2e partie. Voyages, découvertes Américana” was sold 4 December 1957 (Catalogue 19; 317 lots) and a “3e partie. Voyages, découvertes, Americana” on 18-19 May 1960 (Catalogue 25; 603 lots).
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1956
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19561203
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 15] Costumes militaires, manuscrits, livres anciens, bibliographie, beaux-arts, livres illustrés modernes (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 4-5 December 1956)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1956
    (28 cm), 101 pp., illustrations. 810 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1956
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19561204
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 16] Autographes. Littérature, histoire, beaux-arts, sciences, musique (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 29-30 April 1957)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1957
    (28 cm), 83 pp., 32 plates, illustrations. 411 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Autographs - 1957
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19570429
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 18] Manuscrits, miniatures, livres anciens, oeuvres de Savonarole, bibliographie, costumes, livres modernes, livres de sociétés de bibliophiles, oeuvres de C.F. Ramuz (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 23 November 1957)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1957
    (28 cm), 48 pp., 6 plates, illustrations. 483 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 20] Autographes, photographies anciennes, bibliographie, livres anciens, livres modernes [other title:] Une importante collection Guillaume Apollinaire, livres illustrés par Franz Masereel (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 24-25 November 1958)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1958
    (28 cm), 96 pp., 24 plates, illustrations. 753 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1958
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Artists/Illustrators
    Masereel, Frans, 1889-1972
    Other names
    Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
    Auction date
    19581124
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 22] Autographes. Histoire, sciences, musique, beaux-arts, littérature (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 17 June 1959)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1959
    (28 cm), 60 pp., illustrations. 280 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Autographs - 1959
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19590617
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 24] Manuscrits, incunables, XVI-XIX siècle, livres modernes, bibliographie, esoterica; bibliothèque Aage Park de Copenhague (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 16-18 May 1960)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1960
    (28 cm), 102 pp., 36 plates (some in colour), illustrations. 649 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Sale catalogue of books from the library of Aage Park (1885-1959); see Jens Bork, “Un vrai bibliophile: Aage Park” in Bogvennen 2011-2012: danske bogsamlere i det 20. århundrede, I, pp.258-263. Other books were sold in Copenhagen by Arne Bruun Rasmussen (Catalogue 113: Overretssagfører Aage Park’s bogsamling, 21-22 January 1960); the collector’s porcelain and paintings were sold in London by Sotheby’s in 1958-1959.
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 25] Voyages, découvertes, Americana; 3e partie (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 18-19 May 1960)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1961
    (28 cm), 98 pp., illustrations. 603 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1960
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19600518
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 28] Importante collection de bibliographie (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 12 June 1961)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1961
    (28 cm), 48 pp., illustrations. 596 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 29] Instruments de chirurgie gréco-romains propriété de la Fondation Hardt (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 13 June 1961)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1961
    (28 cm), 32 pp., illustrations. 127 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)

    [New series, numbered: 31] Livres précieux (catalogue of an auction sale conducted 18 June 1962)

    Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, 1962
    (28 cm), 85 pp., illustrations. 139 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1962
    Authors/Creators
    Nicolas Rauch SA (Geneva)
    Auction date
    19620618
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