Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 6¼" by 9½" Biography of the famed antiquarian bookdealer, who helped build most of the great American collections. Hardcover, rebound in full green buckram with white lettering. Light wear, but library markings here & there; front free endsheet excised. A sturdy reading copy. 618 pages with index, b/w plates.
VG+ (top edge dusty)/VG (some edgewear/spine panel a bit sunned). 618 pp (including index). Illustrated, primarily from photographs. 8vo. Rosenbach, on of the great booksellers from the 1st half of the 20th C., handled a large number of Dickens pieces, so described in this biography.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. 8vo. cloth. 618 pages. First edition. The best look at bookselling in the 20th century that has been written. Loosely inserted in this copy is a postcard showing Rosenbach's summer house on the New Jersey shore. Spine rubbed. Spots in corners of endpapers and pastedowns.
Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, Good in quite used and price-clipped dustwrapper. Cloth, 8vo, 25 cm, , 616,  pp, plates. A splendid biography of one of the most colourful and successful of booksellers, written by two former employees of Rosenbach who became prominent bookmen themselves. Packed with fascinating detail on Rosenbach's sales and purchases, showmanship, auction coups, and the collectors and dealers of his time. A contemporary review accurately predicted "This book will undoubtedly become a classic in its genre, and will be read with consuming interest by bibliophiles, bookmen, librarians, publishers-anyone who believes in thie greatness of books". From the blurb: "'The Doctor, ' as he was familiarly known to collector-friends and employees, for decades bought most of the important rare books and manuscripts sold at auction in England and America. Front-page articles heralded his achievements and his name became synonymous with great books at great prices. It was not just that he paid more money for books than anyone had before, or that he sold more books for more money than anyone before, but that the buying and selling were the manifestations of a faith in the greatness of great books that he persuaded other men to share. His faith was contagious beyond the small circle of men who could buy a book collection or a railroad with equal aplomb. "
WOLF, Edwin 2nd, with John F. Fleming. ROSENBACH: A BIOGRAPHY. Cleveland: World Publishing Co., (1960). 8vo. Cloth. 616, (3) pages with 16 plates. First edition. With this book, Edwin Wolf 2nd wrote the finest and most comprehensive biogra of a bookseller ever published. Light spotting to fore-edge, else very good a worn dust jacket.
Rosenbach, A.S.W. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 618 pages. First edition. The best look at bookselling in the 20th century that has been written. Small chips and tears along edges of jacket. Jacket flaps pasted to pastedowns.
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