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Old books in the Old World : reminiscences of book buying abroad

Author: Leona Rostenberg; Madeleine B Stern
Publisher: New Castle, Delaware : Oak Knoll Press ; New York : Distributed by Lyons & Burford, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the "Holmes and Watson" of antiquarian books." "After the war, Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian bookselling world, went to Europe to buy old books. Old Books in the Old World glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Rostenberg, Leona.
Old books in the Old World.
New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press ; New York : Distributed by Lyons & Burford, 1996
(OCoLC)605615614
Named Person: Leona Rostenberg; Madeleine B Stern; 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: 1884718183 9781884718182 1884718213 9781884718212
OCLC Number: 33898355
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Leona Rostenberg & Madeleine B. Stern.

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"This is a charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the "Holmes and Watson" of antiquarian books." "After the war, Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian bookselling world, went to Europe to buy old books. Old Books in the Old World glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections." "Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian book-selling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader."--Jacket.

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