Collection ID: LMC 2785
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Schab, William H.
Abstract:
The Schab, William H. mss, dates unknown, consist of auction and dealer catalog clippings, mainly focusing on German-speaking cities and works from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Extent:
2 boxes
Language:
German , English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Schab, William H. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

William H. Schab, 1887-1975, was a rare books and manuscripts dealer and founder of William H. Schab, Inc. in New York City after fleeing Austria in 1938. Schab married Ada Loewy, with whom they had two children, Frances Schab (1920-2018) and Frederick Schab (1924-2020). Schab was an associate of Hans P. Kraus, regarded as one of the most influencial booksellers of the first half of the 20th century.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of auction catalog clippings, mainly focusing on German-speaking cities and works from the 15th and 16th centuries (some materials describe Italian cities as well). The entries include bibliographic citations and descriptions.

Acquisition information:
Gift: date unknown
Arrangement:

The collection is arranged alphabetically by location (no dates included).

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library. However, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials. Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Schab, William H. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu