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Tokens of the Eighteenth Century Connected with Booksellers & Bookmakers: Authors, Printers, Publishers, Engravers, and Paper Makers

by Longman, W

Condition: Covers rubbed at edges and a little scuffed, cancelled institutional stamp on verso of title-page, tissue-guard to frontispiece


Longmans, Green and Co., London, first edition, 1916. Cloth, gilt cover-titles, 8vo,. 90 pp, ills. Contents: Introduction; I. Tokens Issued by Authors, Booksellers, Circulating Librarians, Engravers, Newspaper Proprietors, Paper Manufacturers, Printers and Publishers; II. Tokens struck by people unconnected with any branch of the book trade, but which refer to, and in most cases portray an author; III. Miscellaneous Tokens of Interest to the Bookselling and Allied Trades; Index. Covers rubbed at edges and a little scuffed, cancelled institutional stamp on verso of title-page, tissue-guard to frontispiece browned with offsetting from this to the title-page, endpapers a little browned, otherwise Good.

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