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Christie’s Rare Book Specialist Joins Gray’s Auctioneers

Gray’s will present its first rare books and manuscripts auction this spring and is seeking consignments. Various types of rare books will be of interest for consignment including modern first editions, literature, natural history, travel and exploration, art and architecture, children’s books, science and medicine, sets and general antiquarian books.
Please contact Gray’s if you are interested in consigning single books, just a few or an entire collection.

In conjunction with the announcement of the spring rare book auction, Gray’s is pleased and proud to present our new Fine Books and Manuscripts Director, Melanie M. Halloran.

Melanie comes to us having served many years as a specialist at the world famous auction house Christie’s in the rare books and manuscripts department in New York. At Christie’s, Melanie researched and catalogued a wide variety of rare books and participated in the sale of several major collections including: The William E. Self Library, Parts I and II, Splendid Ceremonies: The Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fete Books, and Anatomy as Art: The Dean Edell Collection.

“I am delighted to bring my passion for rare books and my knowledge of the rare book market to Northeastern Ohio and particularly to Gray’s.” said Melanie, “I am really looking forward to our inaugural book sale this spring.”

Melanie can be reached at [email protected].

Gray’s next auction is to be held Saturday February 27th at 1pm. Preview begins Thursday February 25th 11 am to 8pm, Friday the 26th 11am to 5pm and just prior to the sale on Saturday the 27th from 11:30 to 1pm. A fully illustrated catalog is available online at