Professional Services

APPRAISALS: We offer appraisal services to individuals and institutions, for insurance, charitable, or tax purposes.

ARCHIVES: We have over twenty-five years experience in the sale of literary archives and collections, and will be pleased to advise those wishing to sell or donate their archives or collections to appropriate research institutions.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: We are pleased to advise collectors and librarians wishing to build collections in the areas of our expertise. Fees for collection development will be charged at a strict percentage of the cost of the material acquired on behalf of our clients.

AUCTIONS: We are pleased to represent clients who wish to bid at auction. Our services include an examination of auction lots, the supply of condition reports, and an evaluation of concomitant market values. A commission will be charged on successful bids; in the event of unsuccessful bids, a flat fee will be charged.

CONSULTATION: We are pleased to advise current and prospective clients concerning the pleasures and perils of collecting, especially with respect to the fundamentals as well as the finer points of collecting rare books and manuscripts. We are also pleased to advise clients considering the various modes of disposing of their collections.

CONSIGNMENTS: We are pleased to consider consignments of collections of rare books, manuscripts, letters, and original artwork.

CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION: An integral part of responsible collecting is the conservation and preservation of artifacts. We are pleased to advise clients regarding the relative merits of conservation; and we will recommend the services of established conservators where appropriate. We are pleased to assist collectors in obtaining protective archival slipcases and boxes for their valuables.