Chicago, New York, and Mohegan Lake, NY: The Argus Book Shop, [ca. 1938 through ca. 1950]. Twelve volumes. Small octavo and narrow octavo. Printed wrapper and printed self-wrappers. Occasional hand-soiling, one item postally used and slightly split at spine fold, some nicks to a few spines, another spine pulled at staples, a few small chips; good to very good. Item #WRCLIT82852
A substantial sample of the catalogues of new and antiquarian books offered for sale by the legendary publisher and bookseller, starting with an unnumbered catalogue from South Dearborn St., Chicago (ca. 1938 based on internal evidence), an unnumbered catalogue of 383 items from North Michigan Avenue (postmarked 1944), then catalogue #1 from 3 West 46th Street, New York City (ca. 1944), followed by #s 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and finally 34, the latter issued from Mohegan Lake, NY (no earlier than April 1949 and no later than early 1953). Catalogue 18 is particularly informative in that the offerings consist largely of Abramson's own publications, remainders he had taken on, or recent publications of note.