Series: Fall 2006 (Vol.VII, No. 2)

Book Reviews The Art of the Book & Beauty and the Book

The Art of the Book: A Review of Some Recent European and American Work in Typography, Page Decoration and Binding, by Charles Holme. London: The Studio, 1914. Beauty and the Book: Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America, by Megan…

Book Review: Books, Friends, and Bibliophilia by Anton Gerits

Books, Friends, and Bibliophilia: Reminiscences of an Antiquarian Bookseller, by Anton Gerits. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004.  Anton Gerits’ reminiscences start off on a very personal level. His was a rather awkward childhood, filled with youthful soul searching…

The Boot Camp for Book Dealers

I had been hearing about the Colorado Antiquarian Book Market Seminar, as it is formally termed, for a number of years. Sometime a few years back I started thinking that it might be fun to go. So, with that in…

Joe Perlman of Mostly Useful Fictions

My name is Joe Perlman and I am the proud owner of Mostly Useful Fictions. The name describes my specialty, which I like to think of as “Useful Fiction” (i.e., twentieth century world literature). I sell what I love, mostly…

Marc Monsarrat of Bookmarc Books, Malahat, British Columbia

My parents were both authors and editors, so I believe I came upon my love of words and illustrations honestly. Before my semi-retirement I had spent 30 years in the printing industry in Canada, so I believe I came upon…

John Hardy of Hardy Books, Nevada City, California

I’m John Hardy of Hardy Books, Nevada City, California. We’re in our 10th year of business. Hardy Books specializes in “All Things Californian” (California history, fine Press, authors, poets, photographers, artists, food and drink, flora, fauna, movies, books to film,…

Addendum

Post-Erattum In the previous issue, we used “Errata” for the column heading in this space. Errata, of course, is actually a list of writing or printing errors in a given work, usually provided on a small slip of paper and…

Ye Old Booksellers: Forty Years Among the Old Booksellers of Philadelphia

Ye Olde Booksellers Here is a small volume with red pebbled boards entitled, Forty Years Among the Old Booksellers of Philadelphia, with Bibliographical Remarks, by W. Brotherhead (Philadelphia, PA: A. P. Brotherhead, 1891). This 122 page gem must be well known…