The Rushton M.Dorman, Esq. Library Sale Catalogue (1886): v. 1: The Study of the Dispersal of a Nineteenth-century American Private Library (Hardback)Samuel J. Rogal (editor)
Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 01/04/2002
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volume is the first in a two-volume set which constitutes an edition of the sale catalogue of the private library of Rushton M. Dorman of Chicago, Illinois, a collection numbering 1842 separate items. The book demonstrates book-collecting and reading habits and interests among affluent late 19th-century Americans. In addition, the substance and tone of the comments set down by the original compiler of the catalogue display the marketing methods employed by a major late-19th-century book-auction firm. The volumes should be of interest to students of literary history, librarians, bibliophiles, historians of the book and book trade.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 496
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