The season opened with the rare honor of handling the deaccession of duplicates from the Rare Book Room of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The auction represented only the second time in its 100 year history that the Seminary has deaccessioned duplicates from its Library, known worldwide to be the most important repository of Hebraica and Judaica today. Respected members from private, academic, museum and library collections from around the world vied to outbid each other for the prestigious volumes new to the market. Anchored by the Seminary collection, 90% of the 337 lots in this auction found buyers.
Yossipon, Zurich, 1546, one of the Duplicates from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America,
sold on November 25, 1997 for $8,625