A Bookseller of the Last Century Being Some Account of the Life of John Newbery, and of the Books he Published, with a Notice of the Later Newberys
Welsh, Charles

London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, Successors to Newbery and Harris at the Sign of the Bible and Sun, 1885. F xi + 373 pages, index, copy of John Newbery's will 1763, extensive list of the Books Published by The Newberys from 1740 to 1800, list of Newbery's Publications from 1740 to 1802; laid-in is a letter from J.M.W. Gibbs, author, who is metioned several times in the index and appendix section, writing on Goldsmith & Newbery, Johnson & Newbery, thanking Welsh for this copy (?) of the Newbery book, stating with praise "...a remarkeble deal tht is new upon your subject. I predict that it will be a success first as a readable book, and next as a permanently desirable, and indeed indispensable one in all future collections of books for study and reference upon the subjects of Johnson, Goldsmith, Boswell and their contemporaries..."; black and white illustrations of important places in Newbery lives, and a facscimile letter; laid-in is 5-page article from October 17, 1925 Publisher's Weekly "John Newbery Printer for Children" by Wilbur Macey Stone; old notation on front endpaper states that "Rebound May 1966 in (light blue with floral design) buckram covers, designed and reproduced from actual 'Dutch paper' as used by J. Newbery..."; light edge, tips wear to binding; very good condition and an excellent Newbery book publishing reference. Very Good H (Item ID: 14056)

$175.00

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