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New worlds in old books

Author: Leona Rostenberg; Madeleine B Stern
Publisher: New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"New Worlds in Old Books is about an adventure of a lifetime - how two young women from New York introduced whole new worlds of collecting to the antiquarian book field. This work is based on the authors' experience and holdings for over a half century and offers a fresh and unique insight in collecting. New Worlds reflects their fascination and reveals the astonishing fact that many early volumes foreshadowed the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Leona Rostenberg; Madeleine B Stern; Leona Rostenberg; Madeleine B Stern; Leona Rostenberg; Madeleine B Stern
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leona Rostenberg; Madeleine B Stern
ISBN: 1884718892 9781884718892
OCLC Number: 40618984
Description: viii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Through Our Hands --
I. "What's Past Is Prologue" --
II. Eye-Witness Reports --
III. United Nations and Utopias --
IV. Hidden Americana --
V. Censorship and Suppression --
VI. Stratagems of Satan --
VII. Feminism --
VIII. The Jews --
IX. The Blacks --
X. The Lure of Firsts --
XI. The Press: Exotic and Uncommon --
XII. Provenance.
Responsibility: Leona Rostenberg & Madeleine B. Stern.

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"New Worlds in Old Books is about an adventure of a lifetime - how two young women from New York introduced whole new worlds of collecting to the antiquarian book field. This work is based on the authors' experience and holdings for over a half century and offers a fresh and unique insight in collecting. New Worlds reflects their fascination and reveals the astonishing fact that many early volumes foreshadowed the technology, medicine, sciences, political philosophy, and social practices of today."--BOOK JACKET. "In New Worlds in Old Books we discover old titles that have eye-witness accounts of great events, problems of minorities, Satanic demonology, the lure of first editions, and unusual ownerships."--Jacket.

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