A Potencie of Life. Books in Society.

London: British Library, 1993,

First Edition. octavo, blue cloth in dust jacket. 206 pp. British Library, Item #31463

Essays include John Bidwell on "American Papermakers and the Panic of 1819" ; "Bookbinding and the History of Books" by Mirjam M. Foot; "A New Model for the Study of the Book" by Thomas R. Adams and Nicolas Barker; Lotte Hellinga on "The Codex in the Fifteenth Century: A Manuscript and Print"; " The 'Trade of Authorship' in Eighteenth Century Britain by W. B. Carnochan; and "Libraries and the Mind of Man" by Nicolas Barker. With the later bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club, which was designed by Abe Lerner and printed by Jerry Kelly. Spine of jacket faded, else fine.

Price: $65.00