BOOKS

Out of print and hard to find reference books on manuscripts, prints and maps.

Reference books for collectors include dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, bibliographies, and catalogs such as lists of library/ museum collections or the works of individual artists. Also of interest are facsimiles of major works, auction catalogs (particularly of famous collections) and past catalogs issued by notable dealers.

Though the internet has made images of famous art works and information on antiques and collectables more accessible, the tangible reference work remains a useful tool for building a collection.