The 'Purrfect' Library of the late Marianne C. Gourary

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London, Maddox Street -The collection of 244 lots is one of the largest of its type to be auctioned in the UK and will be sold at Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday 29th October 2015. Gourary’s library tracks our feline friends across four centuries, including one of the most desirable books on cats. The second part of the sale features the remaining books and works on paper from the celebrated library of Fête Books owned by Marianne C. Gourary and her husband Paul Gourary.


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

London - 8th October 2015