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A. S. W. Rosenbach: A Biography.

A. S. W. Rosenbach: A Biography.


[2], 616, [3] pages, illustrations, portraits. 25 cm.

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Wolf, Edwin and John F. Fleming. Rosenbach : A biography. Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, [1960]. [2], 616, [3] pages, illustrations, portraits. 25 cm. First edition, as stated. "Of this first edition two hundred and fifty copies have been signed by the authors of which this is number 74."

Original red cloth boards with black cloth spine. Bookplates of two great bookmen: Winston Broadfoot and C. R. Sanders, Jr. A very nice association copy in near fine condition in original publisher's slipcase. "This book was set in Janson type, printed, and bound by The Haddon Craftsmen. It was designed by Larry Kamp." Title page printed in black and green. Includes index.

An excellent biography of one of the most colorful and successful booksellers of all time. Written by two former employees of Rosenbach who became prominent bookmen themselves. Packed with fascinating detail on Rosenbach's sales and purchases, showmanship and auction coups.

A contemporary review accurately predicted: "This book will undoubtedly become a classic in its genre, and will be read with consuming interest by bibliophiles, bookmen, librarians, publishers - anyone who believes in the greatness of books".