Out of Print and Into Profit. A History of the Rare and Secondhand Book Trade in Britain in the 20th Century.

New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2006,

First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 384pp. Oak Knoll Press, Item #33049

Published to mark the centenary of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, this is the first book to map out the history of the rare book trade in the 20th century, coinciding with the end of an era in traditional bookselling and the arrival of the Internet. Twenty contributors describe and explain ways in which booksellers acquired their stock and sold books to customers, offering many insights into changes in taste and fashion in book collecting. Bibliographical scholars and well-known experts from the book trade draw on a wide range of sources, including unpublished archives, marked sets of catalogues and the memoirs (published and unpublished) of members of the antiquarian book trade itself. With 55 black and white illustrations. A new copy.

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