By Ainsworth Rand Spofford
New York & London   G. P. Putnam's Sons
8" by 5.5" 509pp, [4pp]
A useful work on book collecting and the preservation of books, written by Ainsworth Rand Spofford.
By Ainsworth Rand Spofford

1900 A Book For All Readers Designed as an Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries

New York & London   G. P. Putnam's Sons
8" by 5.5" 509pp, [4pp]
A useful work on book collecting and the preservation of books, written by Ainsworth Rand Spofford.
£40.00
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Leather Binding, Publishers' Original Binding

This work is a useful guide to the collecting, use, and preservation of books, looking in detail at book buying, the art of bookbinding, the history of libraries, rare books, and more. Written by Ainsworth Rand Spofford. Spofford was an American journalist, and also worked as the Librarian of Congress for thirty years, after having worked as a journalist and editor at the Cincinnati Commercial. With four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear.

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In the original publisher's quarter vellum binding with paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Light marks and discolouration to the spine. Minor marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a couple of spots to the first and last few pages.

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