Book Collecting: A Beginner's Guide
Book collecting is an absorbing avocation, but it need not be an expensive one. Seumas Stewart's practical and entertaining guide provides the necessary background information, advises the collector on problems he is likely to meet, and acquaints him with fields where he may operate with pleasure and perhaps profit.
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