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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1822

Ernst Weil catalog cards

Bibliographic catalog cards from bookseller Ernst Weil.


  • circa 1924-1965

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
This collection/ a portion of this collection may contain fragile materials that require special care in handling. Please request assistance as needed with fasteners or brittle pages.


5.9 linear feet (13 boxes)

Collection includes bibliographic catalog cards from Ernst Weil documenting his collection and sales as well as items from other catalogs. Most cards are for medical and scientific rare books and related items.

Biographical / Historical

Ernst Weil, 1891-1965, was a German-born antiquarian bookseller who immigrated to London in 1933. Weil co-founded Taeuber & Weil in 1924 and later worked with E.P. Goldschmidt in London before selling under his own name starting in 1943. Weil primarily collected works related to science and medicine.


Collection is minimally processed with box-level description.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Custodial History

Acquired from H. A. Feisenberger, 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

83M-85. Acquired from H. A. Feisenberger, February 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Ashley Nary, 2018.
This collection was processed to a basic level with minimal rehousing, organization, and preservation.
Link to catalog
Weil, Ernst, 1891-1965. Ernst Weil catalog cards, circa 1924-1965 (MS Eng 1822): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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