American Booksellers' Guide January-June 1876 First vol. trade journalBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, American Booksellers' Guide, 19th Century Books).
The American Booksellers' Guide (January 1st - June 15th 1876).
Published monthly, 1876. Volume 1.
480 pages. Text in English. 12 issues of this bi-monthly trade periodical bound in one volume.
The rare first volume of this once very important trade journal. Absolutely packed with recently published works, countless ads related to the trade (many with small illustrations) plus a wide array of related subject matter involving journals, paper, etc. Also includes several full page views, and one large folding plate.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers and end papers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, small scuffing and rubbing but leather remains supple. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina largely free of age spotting.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 6" W.