Single Examination Copies and Special Archival Volumes Now Being Offered through Our Web Site
Quantities Are Extremely Limited
Recently added to our Web site are bibliographic records for nearly 800 archival examination copies, including rare volumes recently culled from our former reference library, as well as titles that were never included in our approval plan program. The volumes are in like-new or very good condition unless noted otherwise, and we anticipate that many of the rarest and most desirable titles will sell quickly. We encourage interested libraries to review the list at their earliest convenience, and to place orders through our Web site to avoid delay. In most cases we have just a single copy of each title to offer. The titles can be searched through our Web site in either of two ways:
Select the button labeled “
Examination Copies and Archival Volumes Only
” at the bottom of the
you can further filter the list by selecting simultaneously any of the other filtering options offered on that page that serve to limit searches by geographic region, medium, period, etc.
To view the list in its entirety, without the option of filtering, select the “
Examination and Archival Copies
” link from the “
” pull-down menu on our
. The titles being offered are drawn from two basic types of material as described below, and include titles that were never supplied through our approval plan program, as well as titles that have been out-of-print for many years:
Examination Copies of Titles that Were Not Included in our Approval Plan Program
Each year in the course of evaluating new titles for possible inclusion in our approval plan program, Worldwide purchases scores of examination copies that are ultimately judged to be inappropriate for inclusion in our approval plans for one reason or another. Single copies of selected titles that we purchased for examination and ultimately rejected are now being offered for sale. Although many of these titles were deemed inappropriate for our approval-plan clients in general, the titles we have selected to list will likely be of interest to libraries that collect broadly in certain subject areas.
Archival Copies of Titles That Were Included in Our Approval Plan Program
From the 1960s through the late 1990s, Worldwide maintained a reference library that included one archival copy of each and every title that was selected for inclusion in our approval-plan programs. In the 1990s, large portions of this unique reference collection, which totaled some 30,000 volumes, were sold to two major art libraries, one in Spain and the other in Taiwan. However, certain volumes that these two clients already owned remained unsold and have been in storage at Worldwide ever since. In many cases, these exhibition catalogues have long been out of print and the copies in our reference library have not previously been offered for sale.