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												Fifty years' recollections of an old bookseller; consisting of anecdotes, characteristic sketches, and original… by  William West
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			 - 1837
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Fifty years' recollections of an old bookseller; consisting of anecdotes, characteristic sketches, and original traits and eccentricities, of authors, artists, actors, books, booksellers, and the periodical press for the last half century ... including some extraordinary circumstances relative to the letters of Junius

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Fifty years' recollections of an old bookseller; consisting of anecdotes, characteristic sketches, and original traits and eccentricities, of authors, artists, actors, books, booksellers, and the periodical press for the last half century ... including some extraordinary circumstances relative to the letters of Junius

by West, William

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London: printed by and for the author, 1837. Second edition, 8vo, pp. [iii]-vii, [1], 200; lithographic frontispiece portrait of the author/bookseller, 7 other lithograph plates of booksellers and printers, plus one other engraved plate; a number of woodcut illustrations (including portraits) in the text; sectional title for Three hundred fifty years retrospection of an old bookseller (Cork, 1835) between page 100 and 101; original brown cloth stamped in gilt on the upper cover, front hinge cracked, cloth perished at spine ends, the binding a bit shaken; a good copy of an interesting book. The first edition appeared at Cork in 1835. Bigmore & Wyman, Bibliography of Printing, p. 77: "It is curious to see a bookseller adopt the absurd plan of noting the contents of the second half of his book by a fresh title ... It is an extremely curious and amusing work, and deserves more attention than it has received."

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Fifty years' recollections of an old bookseller; consisting of anecdotes, characteristic sketches, and original traits and eccentricities, of authors, artists, actors, books, booksellers, and the periodical press for the last half century ... including some extraordinary circumstances relative to the letters of Junius
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West, William
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1837
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