Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, (1995),
First Edition. small octavo, pictorial boards. xiv, 188 pp. St. Paul's Bibliographies, Item #18328
In this collection of essays, nine leading authorities in the history of the book trade present the evidence to show that across many generations the men who set themselves up as booksellers (defined in the widest sense) very often displayed an understanding for their market and an originality in their approach to business that kept them at the very center of the rpint culture. With contributions by Anthony Hobson, Luigi Balsamo, Germaine Greer, Giles Mandelbrote, Christopher Edwards, James Tierney, William Zachs, Simon Eliot, and Bill Bell. Illustrated. Very fine.