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John Mappin fonds. - 1969-1976. - 4 m of textual record and other material.

Biographical Sketch

Antiquarian bookseller, publisher and reviewer, John Mappin was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1926. Mappin sold books and manuscripts to many Canadian institutions during the years when Canadiana collections were being established.

Scope and Content

This fonds complements the Bernard Amtmann and Canada Book Auctions fonds, providing the opportunity for scholarly and bibliographical research in the history of the book and book collecting. It includes client correspondence, reviews and other writings, business records such as lists of books offered for sale, sales records and purchase records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from John Mappin in 1997. [1997-02]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: preliminary box list available.

Related Records Different Fonds: Bernard Amtmann fonds LMS-0036 [1976-01, 1989-01, 1993-03] and Canada Book Auctions fonds LMS-0097 [1983-16].

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