Sm 8vo, brown cloth, paper spine label. Illustrated. One of 300 copies signed by the author. Printed by W. Thomas Taylor. A fine copy, attractively printed; prospectus laid in. N° de réf. du libraire 14517
Titre : Nicholas Gouin Dufief of Philadelphia: ...
Éditeur : Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1988.
Reliure : Hardcover
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Description du livre Philobiblon Club, Philadelphia, 1988. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Private owner's blind stamp on the front free endpaper. ; Signed by the author. Limited to 300 signed copies. Prospectus included. ; Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 282827
Description du livre The Philobiblon Club, 1988. Hardcover. État : Collectible: Like New. First Edition. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, designed and printed by W. Thomas Taylor in Austin, Texas. Series: Philobiblon Studies in Philadelphia Booklore, No. 1. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. (84) pp. Frontispiece, 3 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. SIGNED by the author on the colophon. Fine. This is the first and only book in the projected Philobiblon Studies in Philadelphia Booklore; the series was intended to explore facets of the Philadelphia printing, publishing, library, or bookselling scene. Nicolas Gouin Dufief was a French emigre teacher in early Republican Philadelphia. He is best known today as a teacher who published "Nature displayed in her mode of teaching Language to Man" (2 vols., London, 1818). But Dufief was also a bookseller; here Madeleine Stern documents what can be learned of his efforts as a bookseller, including his purchase and dispersal of Benjamin Franklin's library. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire ZIK916-048
Description du livre The Philobiblon Club, Philadelphia, 1988. Limited to 300 (unnumbered) copies, signed by Stern and printed by W. Thomas Taylor, Austin, Texas, who also designed the work ("The types used are Baskerville & Bulmer"). Stern gave this talk before the Philobiblon Club; the text "Appeared previously in the American Book Collector in a somewhat shorter form" (Preface). Includes bibliographical references (pp. 73?81). Stern was the life and business partner of Leona Rostenberg, their firm of Rostenberg & Stern having been one of America's most respected during the post ?WWII period and known for its dealing in early printed books Dufief (1776??1834) was a refugee from the French Revolution who from 1793 to 1818 lived in Philadelphia, where he taught French and ran a bookstore. => Among the libraries he acquired was the large residue of Benjamin Franklin's! 8vo. (22 cm; 8.75"). 81 pp., illus., portrait, facsimiles. New. Publisher's light brown cloth with paper spine label. N° de réf. du libraire 35753