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1 THE POST-OFFICE ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR 1836-37: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MERCHANTS, TRADERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS: AND A SECOND LIST OF THE NAMES OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, IN GLASGOW AND SUBURBS.
Glasgow John Graham (For the Letter-Carriers of the Post-Office) 1836 Half-Leather Good- 
xv, 341, 118 pp, 7 1/8" H. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards, black leather title label on spine with gilt lettering, additional gilt date and decoration, blindstamped design. Small label at top of front pastedown: "J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyle Street, Glasgow." Title page continues: "Classed and Arranged Under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession: With a Street Directory: and An Appendix Containing many Useful Lists. Ninth Publication." The first section (xv pp) consists of a Calendar (July, 1836 to December, 1837); Stamp Duties; Index. The second section (341 pp) contains Alphabetical List of Streets, Squares, Places &c. With a Reference to their Situation; Letter Carriers; Glasgow Post-Office Directory (arranged by name); Glasgow Post-Office Directory, Arranged by Profession. The final section (118 pp) is an Appendix of additional information, including: Postages; Foreign Post Towns; English Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in England; Irish Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in Ireland; Scotch Post Towns; Penny-Posts in Scotland; Magistrates, &c.; Hackney Coaches; Porters; Agents for Traders; Harbour Dues; Carriers' Quarters; Messengers at Arms; Tide Tables, etc., etc. Two small ink stains on page 275, inside hinges are a little weak but holding well, moderate staining to edges of endpapers from leather binding - migrates into several adjacent pages, small number in ink on front free endpaper, browning/darkening to edges of text block, wear to marbled boards and leather, staining on hinges. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON:  A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN.  NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2:  AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.
2 Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al. THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Pynson Printers 1935 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE SIGN OF THE BOOK.  A CLIFF JANEWAY NOVEL., Dunning, John.
3 Dunning, John. THE SIGN OF THE BOOK. A CLIFF JANEWAY NOVEL.
Scribner, New York, 2005, first edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743255054 A bibliomystery. "Denver bookman and ex-cop Cliff Janeway is enjoying the good life, buying and selling the books he adores as he ekes out a living in his store on seedy Eas t Colfax. And it doesn't hurt that superstar lawyer Erin D'Angelo has joined him as a partner in both business and love. Erin is a special lady, so it's hard for Janeway to refuse her when she asks a favor. Will he travel to the little m o u n t a i n t own of Paradise, Colorado, to check on one of Erin's girlhood friends who's in deep trouble? Laura Marshall sits in the county jail, accused of murdering her husband Bobby. The situation is delicate because Bobby and Erin were a c ou pl e be fo re h e m arried Laura. In fact, it was Laura's affair with Bobby that ended Erin's relationship with each of them, and the women have been estranged ever since. Now Laura has called on Erin for help, but Erin's not sure she even wa nts to s ee her on eti me be st friend, let alone get involved in the case. Could Janeway visit Laura on Erin's behalf and try to find out what happened the night Bobby died? The clincher for Janeway: Bobby Marshall was a book collector, and J anew ay c an' t r esis t a hous e f ull of books any more than he can resist Erin's uncharacteristic request...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET MEANING OF THINGS., Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
4 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. THE SECRET MEANING OF THINGS.
New York New Directions 1968 Third Printing Soft Cover Good Signed by Author
48 pp, 7 15/16" H. Signed on half title page: "Ferlinghetti". "(B)rings together six long poems with a certain continuity and progression of vision. The first five poems form a related sequence in which the poet sees 'all too clearly'. In 'Assassination Raga' the 'glass' through which the poet sees darkly is the TV tube, and it was first read on the night of Robert Kennedy's funeral at a mammoth poetry reading in Nourse Auditorium, San Francisco. 'Bickford's Buddha' is a mediation on being afflicted with what the poet calls 'observation fever' - the ultimate vision being that of the 'all-seeing' Buddha. 'All too Clearly' finds a surreal meaning of things in flight. 'Through the Looking Glass' is also an in-flight poem, beginning with an actual flight aboard a commercial airliner and progressing through LSD vision to a final flash of how through everything 'Shiva advances with a broken arm'. 'After the Cries of Birds' is a logical opening-out of that vision into a wide-angle prophecy of the future of the world. 'Moscow in the Wilderness, Segovia in the Snow' is a separate long poem resulting from Ferlinghetti's trip across Russia and Siberia in the Winter of 1967." Interior - tiny bump at top corner of pages, one or two small light stains on inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block and to edges of rear cover, an area of light liquid marks on rear cover, very light edge wear, small crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED:  FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
5 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. SLIGHTLY CHIPPED: FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE.
New York St. Martin's 1999 0312205872 / 9780312205874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
213 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) companion piece for 'Used and Rare', (this book) details the warm and witty story of the (authors') further explorations into the curious world of books. The Goldstones get hooked on the writing, correspondence, and couplings of the Bloomsbury group; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for 'Dracula'; they set their sights on a single lot of 128 leather-bound books at Sotheby's auction of the Paris home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; they try out book collecting on the Internet; and they are introduced to hypermoderns. 'Slighty Chipped' is filled with anecdotes, esoterica, and fun facts about the world of book collecting. The Goldstones have discovered new places to buy rare tomes and new eccentric personalities along the way." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine, minor lean to spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at bottom of front flap-folds - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
USED AND RARE:  TRAVELS IN THE BOOK WORLD., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
6 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. USED AND RARE: TRAVELS IN THE BOOK WORLD.
New York St. Martin's 1997 0312156820 / 9780312156824 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
215 pp, 8 1/2" H. 3rd printing. "What started as a last resort on the quest for a cheap gift soon became an addiction. (The authors) found themselves visiting every rare-book store between Boston and Manhattan, spending ever increasing amounts of money on first editions, leather-bound classics, and out-of-print volumes. Along the way, they gained an education in books - and in people - that we can all savor. This warm and witty story is filled with eccentric characters, from snobby book dealers to bearded backwoodsmen (who just happen to have a fortune in rare books in their barns). ('Used and Rare') is an enjoyable education and a love letter to book lovers everywhere." The remains (backing paper) of two large labels on the free front endpaper, tiny dent/scuff on top of text block, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SIDE DOOR:  TWENTY-SIX YEARS IN MY BOOK ROOM., Hood, Dora.
7 Hood, Dora. THE SIDE DOOR: TWENTY-SIX YEARS IN MY BOOK ROOM.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
238 pp, 8 5/8" H. Obituary from the Globe & Mail, 11/3/74 glued to rear free endpaper and a card stamped Dora Hood's Book Room Limited, signed by W. S. Wallace quoting a book, taped to rear pastedown. "This is the story of the author's experiences as owner and proprietor of Dora Hood's Book Room, in Toronto from 1928 to 1954." Contents: Preface; Beginner's Luck; Early Adventures in Book Buying; Catalogues and Bibliographies - Required Reading; My Colleagues; Reminiscences of Collectors and Book Buyers; Women, Collectors or Writers?; Talking Shop; The Arctic in Books; What Subjects Interest Canadian Collectors or Book Buyers?; Some Poswar Acquisitions; Publishers, the Booksellers and the Readers; Finis - The Book Room Passes to Distinguished Hands. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light wrnkling at bottom of spine, slight toning to top of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small edge tears with creases and old tape on inside, light crease down spine, slight fading to spine color, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOKMAN'S TALE:  A NOVEL OF OBSESSION., Lovett, Charlie.
8 Lovett, Charlie. THE BOOKMAN'S TALE: A NOVEL OF OBSESSION.
New York Viking 2013 0670026476 / 9780670026470 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Peter Byerly isn't sure what drew him into this particular bookshop in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amada, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it can't be her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture's origins. Peter follows the trail of clues across the centuries - from a raucous London tavern where the unscrupulous bookseller Bartholomew Harbottle plots against the 'upstart crow' William Shakespeare to the unfinished ramparts of an Oxfordshire mansion where a frustrated Victorian painter mourns his lost love and takes revenge on his book-collecting rival. Along the way Peter discovers his holy grail: a priceless literary artifact that could prove the truth about Shakespeare's identity. Fearing the book may be a forgery, Peter races against time to prove its authenticity, evading the clutches of a murderer, meeting a woman who may hold the key to the mystery of the portrait, and finally discovering the truth about his own past and precious Amanda." Book is very slightly bowed. Dust jacket has one minor soft edge crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
'WITH ALL FAULTS'., Low, David.  Introduction by Graham Greene.
9 Low, David. Introduction by Graham Greene. 'WITH ALL FAULTS'.
Tehran Amate Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
118 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Inscribed on half title page: 'mea culpa' David Low. B&w illustrations. The memoirs of a bookseller. Contents: List of Plates; Preface; Introduction; London Bookshops; Some London Booksellers; A London Street Market; Hodgson's Sale Room; Some Country Bookshops; Some Country Bookshops. Scottish; Some Country Bookshops. Irish; Some Country Bookshops. French; Some American Customers; Women Collectors; Collections; Erotic Literature; The Most Widely Known Bookseller of our Time; By Royal Appointment; The Printer; Emmington, Chinnor, Oxford; Where's Me? Very light browning to fore-edge of text block, light cigarette odor. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
INFINITE RICHES:  THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER., Magee, David.  Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
10 Magee, David. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. INFINITE RICHES: THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1973 0839735537 / 9780839735533 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
274 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Life in the rare book business can be filled with excitement and surprise, as described by David Magee, San Francisco antiquarian bookseller, in this witty and highly civilized account of some of his adventures here and abroad. With lively humor and sophistication, Mr. Magee entertains and enlightens as he tells amusing and suspenseful anecdotes about the people he has encountered, the places he has visited, and the events he has attended in the course of nearly half a century in the rare book trade. (His) vignettes of the many and varied clients, confreres, dear friends and strangers with whom he has dealt are a charming pageant of human beings - sometimes eccentric, amusing or moving - always vivid to the reader." Very small stamp mark (bird) on top of text block, minor wrinkle at top of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light browning at inside edges and on flap-folds, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ROY VERNON SOWERS:  A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS., Mason, Roger Burford.  (Roy Vernon Sowers.)
11 Mason, Roger Burford. (Roy Vernon Sowers.) ROY VERNON SOWERS: A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS.
Toronto Subway Books 1997 0968166040 / 9780968166048 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). One of the trade edition of 950 copies. B&w illustrations. "A Canadian whose first shop, in the mid-1920s, was a mecca for Toronto collectors and writers, Sowers later settled in Southern California. There he dealt rarities to the emerging carriage trade and subsequently worked at the famous Huntington Library. Later still, he was a conspicuous book- and print-dealer at a succession of locations in San Francisco, where he also patronized and promoted the fine-press movement. Sowers, who died in 1970, spent his last years gathering books in Britain and Europe for resale through catalogues from his remote fruit farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains. His catalogues (he issued seventy-nine in all) were notable for more than the often extraordinary books they described so knowledgeably, from modern first editions (in the first years of his career) to titles in early medicine and the history of science (areas which Sowers helped to make fashionable). His catalogues were themselves collected for the grumpy erudition of their introductory essays, pieces which grew more curmudgeonly as Sowers aged. In a trade that reveres both learning and eccentricity, Roy Vernon Sowers was held in special regard." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP., Morley, Christopher.
12 Morley, Christopher. THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP.
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good - Signed by Author
289 pp, 8 3/8" H. Black spine with gilt lettering/banding, peackock blue boards with blindstamped author's initials on front board. Signed and underlined by author on front free endpaper. The sequel to "Parnassus on Wheels" finds the itinerant booksellers, Roger and Helen Mifflin, settled into a shop in Brooklyn. Book is slightly bowed, very light browning to top edge and fore-edge of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small foxing mark on fore-edge of text block along with general toning, a small group of very small liquid splotches on colored top of text block - near spine. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES: NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.  CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY / VOLUME I., Morley, William F.E.
13 Morley, William F.E. THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES: NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY / VOLUME I.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
137 pp, 10" H. 4 maps (2 fold out), some facsimile title pages. "(This book) is not only a work of reference but also a bibliographical study. It is invaluable as a source of information not only to historians or those who are mainly interested in the history of their home towns or native regions, but also to librarians, booksellers, collectors, and textual editors. These latter will find the careful descriptions of editions, issues, and variants particularly useful, and those wishing to pursue their inquiries by means of an actual copy of a local history will appreciate the location symbols given at the end of each entry. Titles are conveniently arranged by author under the name of the appropriate community, region, or province. An outline of the arrangement and a geographical index facilitate quick reference, and a general index is appended. There is also a list of bibliographical sources, and appropriate facsimile illustrations enliven the text. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny edge chip at top of rear hinge, a few very tiny edge tears. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A FORTUNE IN OAKVILLE., O'Shea, Mary Lynn.  Signed.  Illustrated by Moira Fogarty.  Cover design by Dominic Ayre.
14 O'Shea, Mary Lynn. Signed. Illustrated by Moira Fogarty. Cover design by Dominic Ayre. A FORTUNE IN OAKVILLE.
Quest Booksellers, Oakville, Ontario, 1996. 
57 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. A charming story of 19th century children searching for a buried treasure foretold by a fortune-teller in 1851 and concluding in 1895. Lots of loc al Oakville references and a Glossary at rear. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint minor glue residue on front cover. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE EMPEROR OF PARIS., Richardson, C.S.
15 Richardson, C.S. THE EMPEROR OF PARIS.
Doubleday Canada 2012 0385670907 / 9780385670906 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "An intricate and graceful story of the beginnings of an unlikely romance between an illiterate Parisian baker and a woman hiding in a world of books and art. Octavio Notre-Dame comes from a long line of bakers. Working the ovens of the eighth-district establishment known throughout the neighbourhood as the cake-slice, he produces baguettes and brioches with timeless perfection. Nutured by his father, Octavio discovers his imagination in stories, but like generations of Notre-Dame men before him, Octavio bears the shame of being unable to read. Isabeau Normande is born to parents devoted to appearance, to the beauty that shimmers on the surface of things. As a child she suffers a disfiguring accident. As a young woman she finds solace in the basement of the Louvre, restoring great works of art to their original glory. She loses herself in the faces of others while covering the scars that mark her own. But Isabeau's deepest comfort comes from books. Set in motion by an endearing cast of misfits - an impoverished painter, a near-blind watchmaker, a jazz-playing veteran of the trenches of World War I and a lonely bookseller - this is a story of the happenstance and fateful twists that can propel two would-be lovers into each other's paths." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OLD & RARE:  THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
16 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD & RARE: THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS.
New York Abner Schram 1974 0839001304 / 9780839001300 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
234 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The scholar-partners of the firm of Leona Rostenberg - Rare Books have produced a lively, informative memoir of their years in the rare book trade. From the Renaissance archives of Strasbourg on the verge of Nazi occupation, to a refugee-bookseller's Manhattan office, to an old house in the Bronx, the authors trace the engrossing and sometimes hilarious story of the founding of the business and partnership that were to bring them lasting and fruitful associations with booksellers, librarians and collectors throughout the world." Slight lean to spine, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with a tiny chip at top of rear flap-fold, light wrinkling at top of spine and top of rear flap/flap-fold, one tiny edge tear with crease and a tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped, light rubbing, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD:  REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
17 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD: REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll 1996 1884718183 / 9781884718182 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
175 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the 'Holmes and Watson' of antiquarian books. After the (Second World War), Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian book-selling world, went to Europe to buy old books. (This book) glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections. Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian bookselling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader." Very small area of slight surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped; has fading to color on spine, rear hinge and at top edge; small corner crease on rear flap; light wrinkling at top edge; light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BOOKS IN THE BLOOD:  MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER., Rota, Anthony.
18 Rota, Anthony. BOOKS IN THE BLOOD: MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll Press 2002 1584560762 / 9781584560760 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
313 pp, 9" H. From an edition of 1,700 copies, of which 950 were for sale. B&w photographs, repro-ductions. "Anthony Rota, dealer in antiquarian books and first editions for over half a century, talks of the private collectors and university libraries whose collectiions he has helped to enrich over these years, remembering his colleagues in the firm and in the trade generally. His early training under Bertram Rota, and the history of the firm since the latter's early death, are followed by telling com-mentaries on virtually all aspects of the trade, including runners (scouts), auctions (and auction rings), and the problems of buying privately or in competition. As past president of the Antiquarian Book-sellers' Association, and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (of which he is now President of Honour), these lightly written memoirs, may be read as a guide to collectors and dealers alike, or, more simply, for the sheer pleasure of their reading." Book is slightly cocked, small area of minor fading at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, top edge of flaps and 1' band at top of front panel; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Charles Michaud; Peter L. Stern, Jerry Weinstein, Robin H. Smiley.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. FEBRUARY, 1995. VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2. (ALICE WALKER)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1995 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
56 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: If You Can't Read Them, Why Buy Them?: The Pleasures of Collecting Foreign Translations; Great Grand-son of You Don't Need a License to Be a Bookseller (catalogue bloopers, etc.); Collecting Alice Walker; Alice Walker: A Selected Checklist with Approximate Values for First Editions in Collector's Condition; Are Best-Sellers Collectable? Part Three - 1962-1972; New York Times Fiction Best Sellers, August 1962-August 1972; Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Viking); Books into Film ('Schindler's List'). Interior - ink notes on page 33, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME II.  2 VOLUME SET., St. John, Judith.  Introduction by Edgar Osborne.
20 St. John, Judith. Introduction by Edgar Osborne. THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1975 0919486258 / 9780919486256 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Very Good+ 
Volume I - 562 pp, ISBN 0919486258. Volume II - pagination runs from 563-1138 pp, ISBN 0919486541. 2 volume set - 10" H, decorative cloth boards, gilt lettering on spines, b&w and colour illustrations. Card laid in volume II stating "A Presentation Copy for The Friends of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and The Lillian H. Smith Collection". "This Catalogue is a record of early English children's books in the Osborne Collection, Boys and Girls House, Toronto Public Libraries." The catalogue is arranged under the headings: Aesop and other fabulists; Myths and legendary heroes; Nursery stories and fairy tales; Poetry, verses, and rhymes; Books of instruction; The Bible and books of religious instruction; Biography and history; Travel and geography; Natural science; Games and pastimes; Stories - before 1850; Stories 1850 and after; Periodicals and annuals; Keepsakes and miscellanies; Penny dreadfuls; Movable and toy books; Almanacs and birthday books. Appendices: Chronological list of editions, 1566-1799; List of illustrators and engravers; List of publishers, book-sellers, and printers; Chronological list of editions, 1476?-1799. May require additional postage if shipping outside of Canada/U.S.A. Volume 2 has slight toning to edges of text block and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
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