The Book-Collector

The Book-Collector

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"[...]wide-spread sentiment strikes a very serious blow at a pursuit in which the enthusiast meets with slight sympathy or encouragement, unless it is at the hands of the dealers, naturally bound for their own sakes to keep him in heart by sympathy and flattery. Doubtless the present aspect of the question might have become ere now more serious, had it not been for the American market and the extension of the system of public and free libraries. But, on the other hand, while enormous numbers of books are sold under the hammer year by year, there must be an approximately proportionate demand and an inexhaustible market, or the book trade could not keep pace with[...]."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507718160
  • 9781507718162