Summer 2008 (Vol. IX, No. 2) Table of Contents
- What Should Amazon Do with AbeBooks?
- Problems with Amazon as an Antiquarian Seller Site
- What Is Wrong With Today’s Amazon?
- A Bookseller’s Tasha Tudor Remembrance
- Robert Fisher of Echo Letterpress
- An Open Letter To The Select Committee On Security And Consitutional Affairs, Parliament Of The Republic Of South Africa
- Embracing the Unexpected
- Books About Bookselling: The Bookseller’s Apprentice
- Adventures with a Binder
- Author Profile: Matthew Eck
- June Gaulding and Mark Gaulding of JMVintage
- Alan Deffenderfer of ABD Booksellers
- Golden Books Group of Devon, U.K.
- Letter to the Editor: Thank You
- Yard Sale Tales
- Happy Hits
- Literary Pilgrimages: Patchin Place
- A passion for books but not proofreading
- MacIntosh Books and Paper
- Book Store Labels: Zavelle Book Stores, Philadelphia
- Bookplates: W. B. Brandt & Co.
- The Bookshelf of Willie Sutton
From the inside front cover of A Treatise on Fine Arts by W. B. Brandt et al (W. B. Brandt & Co., 1930).
Not much publishing information, other than this is Copy 871 of an unknown limitation. This is an insurance company gift bookplate for a work that combines ruminations on the fine arts with a naked attempt to sell “All Risks Fine Arts Insurance.”
From the Introductory Remarks:
“Have you ever returned to your home at night, tired out mentally and physically, and looked through your library for a volume containing matter of interest to you that you could pick up, sit in your favorite chair by your favorite lamp, and read easily without much mental effort of these things, and after having perused the pages of the particular article in which you are interested, find yourself relaxed both mentally and physically? This is the object of this book.”
One of them, anyway.
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