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The Gentility of BookCollecting

The Gentility of BookCollecting A dealer in old books remarked to me not long since that he had just received an order for forty feet of his wares, with the stipulation that all were to be in wellpreserved old calf bindings, ten feet of quartos, ten of octavos, etc., but with no stipulation as to the price. I was amused and bandied jests with him concerning his customer, but I could gain no further information and was left to speculate, as endlessly as I pleased, concerning the identity and position of a man who purchased books with no regard to their contents. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

The Gentility of BookCollecting

Library Review , Volume 3 (6): 3 – Jun 1, 1932

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/eb011949
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Abstract

A dealer in old books remarked to me not long since that he had just received an order for forty feet of his wares, with the stipulation that all were to be in wellpreserved old calf bindings, ten feet of quartos, ten of octavos, etc., but with no stipulation as to the price. I was amused and bandied jests with him concerning his customer, but I could gain no further information and was left to speculate, as endlessly as I pleased, concerning the identity and position of a man who purchased books with no regard to their contents.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1932

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