The Book Fancier or the Romance of Book Collecting
Fitzgerald, Percy

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, vi + 312 pages; index; much of interest in an antiquarian mode on book collecting, especially of the 19th century in England; material on the Mazarin bible, collectors and dealers of the time, Elzevir & other printers, Caxton & English printers, bindings, grangerising and Dickensiana, Shakespeare, auction room anecdotes, more; Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald (1834-1925) British author and critic, painter and sculptor, wrote much on the theatre; no date but circa 1890s; previous owner name in pencil on endpaper; bound in sturdy olive green buckram cloth, faux vellum spine with gilt titles, top edge gilt; some wear and soiling to spine, darkened, ends chipped; title page & few pages with some foxing; good condition. Good H (Item ID: 19059)


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