Join Rostenberg and Stern -- the "grand dames" of the antiquarian book-selling world -- as they recount their travels aboard steamships and down cobblestone streets in post-World War II Europe in search of rare books.Join Rostenberg and Stern -- the "grand dames" of the antiquarian book-selling world -- as they recount their travels aboard steamships and down cobblestone streets in post-World War II Europe in search of rare books.Read Less
New/New. 8vo 1884718183 multiple BRAND NEW copies in NEW dust jacket, NO marks After World War II, Americans went abroad for European culture, food, and art, but Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern, the grand dames of the antiquarian bookselling world, went to Europe to buy old books. Old Books in the Old World glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets, and dusty rare book shops, as well as the occasional snapshot photo, this chronological journal draws from original diaries, letters, and contemporary recollections.
32 B/w Illustrations (chiefly photographs) New in J New jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall New in jacket. viii, 175 pages. Concise survey of the well-known American antiquarians' book buying excursions, 1947-57 (chiefly in the UK, but also including France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Italy). Includes a few bibliographical references and index.
184 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket and a slipcase. Brand new book. BOOKS ON BOOKS. Traces the book buying trips of scholars Rostenberg and Stern between 1947 and 1957. Drawn from their original diaries and letters, in addition to contemporary recollections. (Key Words: Leona Rostenberg, Books on Books, Madeleine B. Stern).
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