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Six Bibliographical Works Issued by J M Dent and Sons Modern Bookbinding [With] The Printer His Customers and His Men [With] Authors and Publishers A Study in Mutual Esteem [With] The Reviewing and Criticism of Books [With] Publishing and Bookselling [With] Book Illustration A Review of the Art as It Is To-Day

By Various

1932-1939

J M Dent and Sons : London

6" by 4"

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

A nicely presented set of bibliographical works from the J.M Dent 'File Copy' library. A treasure-trove of reference texts regarding the printing, illustrating, binding and selling of books.

These pocket-sized works comprise of many useful and concise lectures on book-related topics. 'Modern Bookbinding', 'Authors and Publishers', and 'The Printer His Customers and His Men' are all in uniform marbled paper boards and lacking dustwrappers whereas 'The Reviewing and Criticism of Books', 'Publishing and Bookselling' and 'Book Illustration' are in uniform marbled paper boards with original unclipped dustwrappers. Being the following works: 'The Printer His Customers and His Men' John Johnson, With a foreword by Hugh R Dent (1934 Reprint) 'Modern Bookbinding A Survey and a Prospect (The Fifth Dent Memorial Lecture) - By Douglas Leighton, With a Foreword by Hugh R Dent (1935 First Edition) 'Authors and Publishers A Study in Mutual Esteem' By Michael Sadleir, With a Foreword by Hugh R Dent (1932 First Edition) 'The Reviewing and Criticism of Books' The Ninth Dent Memorial Lecture by Frank Swinnerton, With a Foreword by Martin Dent (1939 First Edition) 'Publishing and Bookselling A Survey of Post-War Developments and Present-Day Problems' By Harold Raymond with a Foreword by Hugh R Dent (1938 First Edition) 'Book Illustration A Review of the Art as It Is Today' By R P Gossop with a Foreword by Hugh R Dent (1937 First Edition) All six volumes are from the 'File Copy' library of the Dent publishing company. With a 'file copy' bookplate to the front pastedowns and perforated stamps to the half-title pages and title pages of all volumes but 'Book Illustration'. 'File' ink stamp to the recto of front free endpapers to all volumes. A fascinating selection of lectures regarding the process of book manufacturing and book history from the early 20th century.

CONDITION

In uniform marbled paper boards. Three volumes retain their original unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, all volumes are smart. A small amount of light shelfwear to the extremities. Dustwrappers are slightly discoloured at the spine with a small amount of shelfwear. Minor chips to the top of dustwrapper to 'Book Illustration' and 'Publishing and Bookselling'. Small closed tear to the top of front wrap to 'The Reviewing and Criticism of books'. 'File' stamp to the front wrap of 'The Reviewing and Criticism of Books'. With a 'file copy' bookplate to the front pastedowns and perforated stamps to the half-title pages and title pages of all volumes but 'Book Illustration'. 'File' ink stamp to the recto of front free endpapers to all volumes. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Very Good Indeed dustwrapper

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