Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of America, (1980),
First Edition. large octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 568 pp. Bibliographical Society of America, Item #29759
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Bibliography Society of America, this retrospective collection of aricles seeks to represent the diverse contributions of the members of the Society to the Bibliography Society of America. This volume contains 39 articles that strongly suggest that the practice of bibliography in America during the past three-quarters of a century cannot be easity categorized. Instead, the articles range over the entire spectrum of the world of books: G. P. Winship on Luther Livingston; Pierce Butler on Bibliography and Scholarship; Ruth Granniss on What Bibliography Owes to Private Book Clubs; Problems in Nineteenth-Century American Bibliography by Rollo G. Silver; Charlton Hinman on Mechanized Collation: A Preliminary Report; Jacob Blanck on Problems in the Bibliographical Description of Ninteteenth- Century American Books; May C. Hyde on The History of the Johnson Papers; Donald C. Gallup; William H. Bond; Clifton Waller Barrett; Donald G. Wing; William B. Todd; Bibliography and the Rare Book Trade by John Carter; John D. Gordan; W. A. Jackson; Curt F. Buhler; A. N. L. Munby; Gordon N. Ray; and many more including Robert H. Taylor's plea to Libraries to NOT acquire duplicates, "Bibliothecohimatiourgomachia." With the earlier bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club, designed by Enrico Arno in 1967. Very fine, in a very fine dust jacket.