Under the Hammer. Book Auctions since the Seventeenth Century.

London: British Library, 2002,

First Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. 248pp. British Library, Item #29400

Nine essays: Michael Harris on Newspaper Advertising for Book Auctions before 1700; The Jazz Age Library of Jerome Kern by Arthur Freeman; The Organization of Book Auctions in Late Seventeenth-Century London by Giles Mandelbrote; English Book Collectors and the Salesrooms in the Eighteenth Century by Nigel Ramsey; Dutch Book Auctions in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century by Otto S. Lankhorst; Books and Buyers in Seventeenth- Century English Auction Sales by T. A. Birrell; Paul Needham on William Morris's 'Ancient Books' at Sale; The Sale of Richard Heber's Library by Arnold Hunt; and Property of a Distinguished Poisoner - Thomas Griffiths Wainewright and the Griffiths Family Library by Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly. Illustrated.The ninth volume in the Publishing Pathways Series.

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