The Book Buyer 1888 Scribner's merchant's shop periodical leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Literature, American, book trade, book shops).
The Book Buyer, a summary of American and Foreign Literature, Volume IV.
Published 1887-88, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons.
Period 1/2 leather, raised gilt bands, gilt title, marbled covers and end papers.
A run of 12 monthly issues of this 19th century periodical devoted to buying books being produced around this time. A profusion of small line drawings and full page frontis images throughout, plus endless ads for different publishers and titles, etc.
Book remains well preserved and very attractive on the shelf. It displays a beautiful age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/4"H x 7 1/4"W.