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[Manuscript]: The Literary Masses: A History of Paper-Bound Books in America by  Nathaniel GILBERT - 1953 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 393109)

[Manuscript]: The Literary Masses: A History of Paper-Bound Books in America

[Manuscript]: The Literary Masses: A History of Paper-Bound Books in America by  Nathaniel GILBERT - 1953 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 393109)

[Manuscript]: The Literary Masses: A History of Paper-Bound Books in America

by GILBERT, Nathaniel

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1953. Unbound. Very Good. Typed manuscript. 26, 42, 18, [9]pp. Loose sheets attached by a large paper clip. Heavily annotated and corrected throughout with revisions taped and stapled to many of the pages to replace existing text. Very good with some toning, wrinkling and oxidation by the staples. A master's degree thesis from New York University submitted in 1954, documenting the history of the paperback book in America by Nathaniel Gilbert, later a journalist, editor, and public relations professional who contributed articles to *Entrepreneur* and *Public Relations News*. The thesis includes a special focus on the then recent explosion in paperback sales and their effect on the publishing industry. Well-researched and exceedingly well-documented (as one may expect of a thesis) with a 10-page appendix. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed dated February 15, 1954 from the Office of the Dean of New York University certifying that the thesis had been approved, along with a contemporary clipping from the *New York Herald Tribune* on paperback books and the overcrowding at newsstands due to the glut of paperbacks released each week. Though a master's thesis and unpublished, one of the earliest serious academic efforts to document the history of paperback publishing in America. *OCLC* locates no copies.

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Title
[Manuscript]: The Literary Masses: A History of Paper-Bound Books in America
Author
GILBERT, Nathaniel
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Unbound
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Used - Very Good
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Date published
1953
Keywords
BookCollecting, Americana, AmerLit20thCent, Manuscript, Archive
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