1995 Sotheby's Important Paperweights, The Property of The New-York Historical Society, 1/18/95.This post auction catalog consists of 189 pages with 316 lots, all beautifully illustrated and all lots described in detail. Catalog is in fine condition.
This book is HARDBOUND and is very rare. It may well have the lowest printing of any paperweight book ever. Sotheby's printed the catalog in soft cover for mass distribution for the auction but a very few were printed as hardbound to give to important officers of Sotheby's and the New York Historical Society. There were probably no more than 200 of these printed and so far only about 20 have reached the collecting public. For those of you who take pride in your paperweight reference library, this book this is a must. This copy is in Excellent condition. The pages and text of the hardbound book are the same as the soft cover one. Not only does it display the many rare pieces from the NYHS collection (ie. The Sinclair Collection) but every one of the 317 pieces is illustrated in glorious color and there are many close up shots of great weights. There is also a long text chapter on the NYHS.