Cleveland: World Publihsing Company, (1960),
First Edition, Limited to 250 numbered copies signed by Wolf and Fleming. octavo, brown and black buckram over bevelled boards, in slipcase. (618) pp. World Publihsing Company, Item #29401
The fascinating biography of this important American bookseller written by two men who had worked for him. The story of the building of his business and his relationships with his colleagues, customers, and the institutions to which he sold, is covered in an interesting, anecdotal manner: John L. Clawson, Henry C. Folger, Belle de Costa Greene, Frank Hogan, Arthur A. Houghton, Henry E. Huntington, Mitchell Kennerley, Herschel V. Jones, J. K. Lilly, Jr., Amy Lowell, J. Pierpont Morgan, Sr., & Jr., A. Edward Newton, Carl Pforzheimer, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Harry B. Smith, George D. Smith, Harry Widener, Thomas J. Wise, Owen D. Young, and many others. With a very detailed index. You need not even be interested in books to find this lengthy, well- written biography fascinating. Two of the gilt letters on spine a bit dull, case scuffed. Mild folds to front endpaper and following limitation page. Illustrated. With the bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club.