Low profile: a life in the world of books

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Oak Knoll Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 398 pages
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Low Profile is the autobiography of Frank Herrmann, author, publisher, one-time director of Sotheby's and founder of Bloomsbury Book Auctions. This unique work offers a tantalizing, behind-the-scenes look into the hidden worlds of Herrmann's life. Beginning with his early years as a book designer at Faber (publishers of TS Eliot), the author goes on to share his experiences working for firms who published Beatrix Potter and Ernest Shepard (illustrator of A A Milne's books) From this exposure, Herrmann began to write his first works. He soon published a long history of art collecting in England and then was asked to compile the history of Sotheby's. Subsequently he became an advisor and then later director of Sotheby's overseas operations. In interesting detail, the author describes his stormy career at Sotheby's. Shortly thereafter, he founded his own publishing company and antiquarian book auction house. Co-published with the Plough Press. Herrmann's incredible life as an author, publisher, one-time director of Sotheby's and founder of Bloomsbury Book Auction

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Contents

Growing Up
3
An Apprenticeship
35
Butter or Jam Mr Hubner?
86
Copyright

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