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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    Sheila Markham
  • ISBN:
    1584562072
  • ISBN13:
    978-1584562078
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    Oak Knoll Pr (August 24, 2007)
  • Pages:
    323 pages
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    History & Criticism
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The last resort of the eccentric, the antiquarian book trade is rich in colourful and entertaining characters

The last resort of the eccentric, the antiquarian book trade is rich in colourful and entertaining characters. Since 1991, Sheila Markham has been interviewing some of its most influential figures about their life and work in perhaps the most humane, sociable and absorbing branch of commerce to be found anywhere. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The antiquarian book trade in the United States is an aspect of book collecting and publishing

The antiquarian book trade in the United States is an aspect of book collecting and publishing. The term antiquarian, in general, refers to antiquities and collectible items usually considered old and rare, usually in reference to books, but is not limited to books. The word antiquarian could also be used to describe a person who collects rare books or other antique items.

If anybody wants to know what Antiquarian booksellers are really like you can find out in this wonderful book, a book which exists almost by accident. Sheila Markham, herself an Antiquarian Bookseller, had been writing a column for a British trade magazine, became bored, and started interviewing her colleagues at bookfairs and in their premises. This book is the result.

An amateur guide to book shopping throughout Europe. Read about independent European bookstores selling books in English. A series of her interviews with these booksellers sta rted appearing in a booktrade magazine The Bookdealer in 1991 and in 2004 a selection of 50 among them was published in a book entitled A Book of Booksellers: conversations with t he antiquarian book trade. This collection presents an exclusive behind-the-scenes testimonial of the dramatic transformations the booktrade has undergone since the early 1990s.

The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair is one of two major London events held annually by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association. The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association. 1pm: Animals in Rare Books A tour of some of the highlights of the Fair that feature animals, from dogs and cats to beautiful birds and exotic wildlife, with science specialist Laura Massey of Alembic Rare Books. 0pm: What Makes a Book Special? Dr Les Ashton of Ashton Rare Books will be discussing some of the key highlights at the Chelsea Book Fair and what attributes they possess that make them so special to determine what makes a book special or a highlight title.

The last resort of the English eccentric, the antiquarian book trade is rich in colourful and entertaining characters. Since 1991 Sheila Markham has been interviewing some of its most influential figures. In this volume, 50 dealers each tell their own story and express their personal philosophy. No current Talk conversations about this book. Straight down-to-earth interviews of fifty antiquarian booksellers which first appeared in the Bookdealer Magazine. Sheila has a Second Book of Booksellers due it in the Spring of 2014.

Paperback reprint of the first edition, with corrections. The antiquarian book trade-- the last resort of the English eccentric--is rich in colorful and entertaining characters. Since 1991, Sheila Markham has been interviewing some of its most influential figures. Fifty of these conversations, in which leading dealers speak frankly about their life and work, are published here for the first time in paperback form. The 2004 hardcover, limited to 500 copies, quickly sold out. A significant contribution to the literature of book trade history, A Book of Booksellers will also appeal to the general reader with an interest in rare books and bookselling--perhaps the most humane, sociable, ill-organized, yet absorbing form of commerce to be found anywhere. Sheila Markham has been in the antiquarian book trade for twenty-five years. She is also Librarian of the Travellers Club and Library Scribe at Brooks's Club in London. Her interest in the world of rare books dates from university days when she was Treasurer of the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles. She is currently working on a sequel to the present work and a companion volume on book collectors. 324 pages. paper wrappers. 8vo..