Item #33064 The Book-Hunter at Home. P. B. M. ALLAN.
The Book-Hunter at Home.
The Book-Hunter at Home.

The Book-Hunter at Home.

London: Philip Allan and Co., 1920,

First Edition. octavo, green cloth in dust jacket. (viii), 391 pp. Philip Allan and Co., Item #33064

Allan, in his opening chapter, credits the beginnings of bibliophilia to the "great bargains" made in youth alone, and in "which lay the foundations of our careers as book- hunters...But it is we who have changed: the bargains are still there, and may still be had at the cost of youthful energy and enthusiam." "This is an admirable book, interestingly presenting a wide variety of facts...One chapter of thirty-four pages is devoted to 'Books of the Collector,' in other words, reference books or books about books. It is interesting to note the extent to which the field was covered at the time of the publication." Webber, Books About Books, p.18. Verso of dust jacket reinforced with tape. 1" x 1/2" chip at top of jacket spine not affecting printed title. A strip of offsetting to front endpaper.

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