About Us

Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts is located in Toronto, Canada doing business by appointment, and having an online presence selling fine books and rare manuscripts since 1999. Specializing in handwritten, historically significant books, manuscripts, diaries, documents and ephemera. A member of The Manuscript Society each treasure on offer is guaranteed authentic and as represented for life. Worldwide clientele includes esteemed collections and public, private and university libraries on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. Always buying collections and estates.


M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscriptshas been an online sales and auction presence with over 7000 transactions since 1999. 
 

"...maybe I'm meshugannah, but the stuff you offer is so esoteric as to be perverse." G.H.

 

"Ben...Thank you very much....In my country, we say GRAZIE. It’s a pleasure FARE AFFARI CON TE." F.B. 

 

“Ben, It’s arrived! I’m thrilled to bits! Many thanks and every blessing.” RG

 

 

"Ben, the diary arrived this afternoon……. Thanks so much…. the item is amazing." R.C.

 

 

Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts 'in the news':

 

October 2013

http://www.abebooks.com/blog/index.php/2013/10/16/rare-book-of-spells-sells-for-13865-but-beware-of-the-curse/

 

September 2013

http://www.abebooks.com/rare-books/most-expensive-sales/september-2013.shtml

#3 for the month of September 2013

 

December 2010

http://www.abebooks.com/books/RareBooks/most-expensive-islamic-manuscript-moby-dick/collecting-2010.shtml

#2 for the year 2010.

 

November 2010

http://www.abebooks.com/books/RareBooks/islamic-hadith-rare-muhammad/most-expensive-nov10.shtml   #8.

 

October 2010

http://www.abebooks.com/books/RareBooks/oriana-fallaci-casino-royale-fleming/most-expensive-sept10.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-101015-d00-201010bdA-_-mostexp  #1.

 

October 2010

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/8050754/Rare-and-unusual-ephemera-for-sale.html?image=6

 

August 2010

http://www.americaoggi.info/2010/08/28/20392-fallaci-il-caso-della-casa-aperta-della-scrittrice-e-delle-sue-carte-su-internet-al

http://www.ilgiornale.it/cultura/le_carte_segrete_oriana_web/27-08-2010/articolo-id=469435-page=0-comments=1

http://www.giornalisticalabria.it/2010/08/29/il-mistero-del-cancello-aperto/