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Specialty Book Concern
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3 m of textual records
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Specialty Book Concern, an antiquarian book dealership specializing in Canadiana, was founded by Lee Pritsker of Oakville, Ont. in 1937. Craig Fraser of Waterdown, Ont. purchased it in 1967, after retiring from a business career.
Scope and content
The major part of the fonds consists of sales invoices. They indicate who was buying what items of Canadiana and what prices were being paid. Almost invariably correspondence initiating or relating to the sale was attached to the invoices and they have been left there. Many of the buyers are Canadian university or public libraries and academics, particularly those in the field of Canadian history. As well as the invoice series, there is a full set of catalogues, financial statements, credit notes, correspondence relating to book auctions and general correspondence.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds was donated in November 1982 by Craig Fraser.
The series of sales invoices are arranged chronologically.
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Further accruals are not expected.
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