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Sales catalogues

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Wellcome Historical Medical Museum and Library
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Sales catalogues from commercial auction houses and salesrooms for material purchased by the WHMM staff. The catalogues are annotated with details of lots purchased and price paid. In some cases, details relating to lots purchased by others are noted.

The catalogues are arranged in boxfiles, in alphabetical series by name of salesroom. There is a 'miscellaneous' series of catalogues at the end of the section where there are only one or two catalogues per salesroom. Within each series the catalogues are arranged chronologically, and in many cases there are multiple copies of each catalogue with differing annotations.

The Wellcome Library also holds series of catalogues relating to book and manuscript dealers. Many books and manuscripts were bought at general sales and entries will be included in catalogues in this section.

The catalogues have suffered some rearrangement over the years, and confusion between the Library and Museum series of catalogues. The series of sales catalogues may not be complete.



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