Second Impression. Rural Life with a Rare Bookman.

(New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Press, (1995),

First Edition. octavo, grey cloth in dust jacket. Oak Knoll Press, Item #28975

In "The Company We Kept" Barbara Kaye told the story of how the old established antiquarian Book firm of Elkin Mathews survived the war years after evacuation to rural Essex in 1939. Now she carries on the story from 1945 to 1955, when Elkin Mathews expanded and her husband, Percy Muir, became increasingly involved in the national and International politics of the antiquarian book trade. In 1951 the Muirs visited the United States for a Lecture tour. The account of their four week whirlwind tour is filled with bibliophilic adventures - from meeting Dr Rosenbach and Fredson Bowers to dinner at the Four Oaks Farm Library and a visit to the Library of Congress. New.

Price: $10.00

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