Title: The Book-Hunter in London
Author: W. [William] Roberts
Description: Green beveled cloth boards stamped in gilt and pictorial in black. Boards rubbed; spots of wear at head and foot of spine and corners (some small areas of exposed board along bottom edges near fore-corners); light blemishing along top margin of boards. Top edge gilt. Decorative endpapers. Smaller ex-libris "H. B. Hill" bookplate on front paste-down; name on title page. Pages untrimmed. Frontispiece with tissue guard and more than 120 illustrations. Index. xxxi, 333, , plus  pp. adv. for the uniform companion volume: The Book-Hunter in Paris.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Early Book-Hunting; Book-Hunting after the Introduction of Printing; From the Old to the New; Book-Auctions and Sales; Bookstalls and Bookstalling; Some Book-Hunting Localities; Woman as Book-Collectors; Book Thieves, Borrowers, and Knock-Outs; Some Humours of Book-Catalogues; Some Modern Collectors; Index. William Roberts (1862-1940) was an English bookman and the author of The Earlier History of English Bookselling (1889), Printers' Marks (1893), and Book-Verse: An Anthology of Poems of Books and Bookmen (1896). He was also the editor of The Bookworm and a contributor to the Literary Supplement of the London Times.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: A. C. McClurg & Co.
Keywords: book collecting, England, London, booksellers, bookmen, history,
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