The Amenities of Book Collecting And Kindred Affections

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 484 pages
1918. With illustrations. Ardent bibliophile and writer Alfred Edward Newton was the leading authority on book collecting in the first half of the 20th century. The Amenities of Book Collecting is a classic of the books-on-books genre and a charming collection of essays that set the tone for book collecting in the postwar era. Contents: Book-Collecting Abroad; Book-Collecting at Home; Old Catalogues and New Prices; Association Books and First Editions; What Might Have Been; James Boswell-His Book; A Light-Blue Stocking; A Ridiculous Philosopher; A Great Victorian; Temple Bar Then and Now; A Macaroni Parson; Oscar Wilde; and A Word in Memory. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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