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Title: Bibliopola. Bilder und Texte aus der Welt der Buchhandels. Pictures and Texts about the Book Trade. Images et Textes sur la Librairie
Description: Hamburg Dr. Ernst Hauswedell & Co (1966) 2 vols, cloth, in original plain card slipcase, large 8vo, leather spine labels,. xxvi,123 + x, 523 pp, 258 plates (42 in colour), 300 text ills. Text in English, French and German. An interesting work intended to serve as a picture-book of the book trade in all its aspects through the centuries.Volume II is devoted to the 258 illustrations - from the 2nd to the 20th century - many of which are reproduced in colour (often tipped-in), with their accompanying captions on the facing pages. Volume I provides a general introduction and overview, drawing out themes and putting in context the individual illustrations, which are reproduced in this volume as small black-and-white illustrations in the text. Areas covered include publishing houses, the retail book trade, the antiquarian book trade, auction-sales, hawkers and itinerant bookselling, music, maps, prints, book fairs, bookbinding, stalls, libraries, authors and illustrators. Fine, as good as new, but without the slipcase

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Price: EUR 70.00 = appr. US$ 76.08 Seller: Marc Van de Wiele Antiquariaat
- Book number: 25574