Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. The catalogs in this collection were almost all received directly by the Penn Libraries from Maggs when issued and some bear the annotations of contemporary librarians. Maggs has been historically known for its strength in rarities of English literature and history and a number of the catalogs in this collection contain items that are unique and unrecorded elsewhere.
This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 400 Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries' collections. The collection is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s. In addition to the regular series of numbered catalogs, this collection contains several dozen Maggs bulletins, flyers, and special catalogs that were issued outside of that sequence. The vast majority of the catalogs listed in this collection are housed in Print Coll. 59 and have box numbers. However, a few catalogs listed here are housed elsewhere by the Penn Libraries and can be identified by their respective shelfmarks.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Timothy Hampshire
- Finding Aid Date
- 2019 September 27
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.