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Jacoby, Karl, collector. Karl Jacoby collection of printed works by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 1891-1945: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: GC9.H6774.xxx
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Jacoby, Karl, collector.
Title: Karl Jacoby collection of printed works by Hugo von Hofmannsthal,
Date(s): 1891-1945.
Quantity: 1 collection (240 linear feet (252 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German and English.
Abstract: Books and articles by the Austrian author Hugo von Hofmannsthal collected by his bibliographer Karl Jacoby.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

48-1383 - 48-1632. Gift of Mr. Gilbert H. Montague, 67 Wall Street, New York 5, New York; received: 1949 May 17.
This collection of published works by Hugo von Hofmannsthal was assembled by Karl Jacoby, the author of the Hofmannsthal bibliography, and was purchased from Frau Jacoby after the death of her husband, with funds provided by Mr. Gilbert H. Montague.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Karl Jacoby Collection of Printed Works by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 1891-1945. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

This finding aid lists the entire Jacoby Collection; it was not, however, kept intact. Those items marked "DHC rej" were duplicates, and were deaccessioned; those marked "sent to Widener" were sent to the general College Library research collection and not retained by Houghton.

Biographical / Historical

Hofmannsthal was an Austrian poet, dramatist and essayist. Jacoby's bibliography first appeared in Gesellschaft der Bücherfreunde (Hamburg), 1931-32; published in 400 copies in 1936 by Maxmillian-Gesellschaft (Berlin).


Arranged according to Karl Jacoby's bibliography number.

Scope and Contents

Collection of about 252 books and articles written by Hofmannsthal and assembled by his bibliographer Karl Jacoby.
Volumes retained by Houghton, indicated by the call number *GC9.H6774 ... , are cataloged individually in HOLLIS. Consult these records for current location information.

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