Owen D. Young Book Collector.

New York: New York Public Library, 1974,

First Edition. One of 500 copies printed. octavo, wrappers. 48pp. New York Public Library, Fine copy. Item #3720

Illustrated with four photographic plates of title pages and Ornamental vignettes from various books. A lawyer and CEO of General Electric, Young was collecting in the 1920's, "Young built up his collection carefully, solidly, lovingly, and at great expense." He was the largest single buyer of items from the Jerome Kern collection sold in 1929, and in 1941, in a joint donation with Albert Berg, presented "the largest and most important single collection" to the New York Public Library. With an introduction by Josephine Young Case.

Price: $12.00

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