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BOOKS IN THE BLOOD:  MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER., Rota, Anthony.

Author Name    Rota, Anthony.

Title   BOOKS IN THE BLOOD: MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good-

Edition   Limited Edition

Publisher   New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll Press 2002

ISBN Number    1584560762 / 9781584560760

Seller ID   29743

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.

Anthony  Rota,  Booksellers,  20th  Century,  London,  England,  Antiquarian  Booksellers'  Association,  Books  About  Books,  Book  Collecting,  Book  Collectors,  Book  Collections,  Libraries,  Librarians,  Terry  Belanger,  Hilaire  Belloc,  Berg  Collection,  Book  Fairs,  John  Byrne,  Sir  Winston  Churchill,  Percy  Dobell,  Arthur  Dobell,  Bertram  Dobell,  Driffield,  Drif,  T.S.  Eliot,  Elkin  Mathews,  Robert  Elwell,  Ronald  Firbank,  Grolier  Club,  Ernest  Hemingway,  Kenneth  Hopkins,  Humanities  Research  Center,  International  League  Of  Antiquarian  Booksellers,  ILAB,  James  Joyce,  D.H.  Lawrence,  T.E.  Lawrence,  George  Lawson,  George  Lazarus,  David  Magee,  Marks  &  Co.,  A.T.  Miller,  Percy  Muir,  Harry  Mushlin,  Anthony  Newnham,  Ezra  Pound,  Powys,  Bernard  Quaritch,  Harry  H.  Ransom,  Warren  Roberts,  Cyril  Bertram  Rota,  George  Bernard  Shaw,  George  Sims,  Sitwell,  Sotheby's,  University  Of  Texas,  Evelyn  Waugh,  Customers,  Jocelyn  Brooke,  Lord  Alfred  Douglas,  Dublin,  Forrest  Reid,  Savile  Row,  Book  Scouts,  Runners,  Bradley  Archive,  Norman  Holmes  Pearson,  Robert  Elwell,  Frank  Hollings,  Foyles,  Rex  Whistler,  Lawrence  Durrell,  Laurie  Deval,  Bob  Fleck,  Harry  North,  Harry  Cahn,  Paul  Scott,  84  Charing  Cross  Road,  John  Gawsworth,  Steve  Corey,  Tulsa,  Oklahoma,  Gainesville,  Auctions,  Rings,  John  Rodhker  Archive,  Gregynog,  Autobiography,  Personal  Reminiscences. 

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