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Old and Rare : Thirty Years in the Book Business

Old and Rare : Thirty Years in the Book Business

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Old and Rare : Thirty Years in the Book Business

by Rostenberg, Leona; & Madeleine B. Stern

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New York / London: Abner Schram / George Prior, 1974. Fine condition in a Very Good dust jacket. The jacket is price clipped with 4 tiny closed tears. NOT a library discard. Bright, shiny, clean, square and tight. Sharp corners. Hinges are perfect. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are crisp and creamy white. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Memoirs of two New York women who have been scholars and antiquarian booksellers for more than fifty years. Chronicled here are their exciting start in the rare book business, annual European book-buying jaunts, extraordinary discoveries at home and abroad, etc. A delight of irresistible humor and savvy. Illustrated with 12 pages of photos. Index. Bound in the original brown cloth, stamped in shiny gold. Complete with dust jacket. Laid-in is a copy of a 4-page article about Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern by Joel Silver from the April 14, 1997 issue of AB Bookmans' Weekly. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine condition/Very Good dust jacket. 8vo. (x), 234pp.


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Old and Rare : Thirty Years in the Book Business
Rostenberg, Leona; & Madeleine B. Stern
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Very Good dust jacket
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Abner Schram / George Prior
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8vo. (x), 234pp

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A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp...
Remainder Mark
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"Laid In" indicates that there is something which is included with, but not attached to the book, such as a sheet of paper. The...
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"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
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Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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