Gray’s Auctioneers is Seeking Consignments for Our Upcoming Spring Book Auction

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  • February 20, 2010

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Melanie M. Halloran, former Christie's rare book specialist, joins Gray's

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

 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

 Additionally, Gray’s is open every Friday for Free Appraisals from 11am to 5 pm.


Gray's Auctioneers
10717 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, Ohio
About Gray's Auctioneers

Gray's Auctioneers is one of the largest Fine Art & Antiques Auction Houses in Cleveland and the surrounding Northeast Ohio region. We also have an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Gray's Auctioneers specialize in Fine Art and Antiques Auctions and Appraisals. All auctions are open to the public, and take place live at our custom designed showrooms at 10717 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Gray's Auctioneers also offer all auctions online with a fully illustrated catalogue, online bidding available to registered bidders, and a live video and audio feed of the auction in real time. Gray's Auctioneers team of Fine Art & Antiques specialists offer full auction and appraisal services, including estate tax appraisals, and insurance appraisals. We work closely with banks, trustees, executors, institutions and attorneys to inventory, appraise and realize the full value of your collection or estate.

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