Books Have Their Fates

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The continuing adventures of the legendary book-dealer team of Rostenberg and Stern, book detectives, life-long friends, and partners in the book trade for close to 60 years. In this latest work (they have co-authored a number of reminiscences and scholarly studies), they trace 30 histories in whi

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Documents the experiences, origins, and the destinies of 30 rare books which the dealers have acquired and then sent on their way to permanent library homes. Takes its title from the 2nd century Latin poet who said, "Habent sua fata Libelli" (Books have their fate). Read full review


Introduction Sixteenth Century
The Strasbourg Clock Time Remembered
Time and Time Again

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MADELEINE B. STERN is one of the world's leading authorities on antiquarian books and an acknowledged Alcott expert. She has authored or edited six books covering the life, times, and works of Louisa May Alcott.

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