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Book Collecting as One of the Fine Arts, and Other Essays Colin Franklin

Book Collecting as One of the Fine Arts, and Other Essays

Colin Franklin

Published January 1st 1996
ISBN : 9781859282625
Unknown Binding
138 pages
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The essays in this book represent personal viewpoints and insights on a wide range of book-related subjects. Some of the revelations are intriguing, and some are bizarre, but they should appeal particularly to those interested in the history of booksMoreThe essays in this book represent personal viewpoints and insights on a wide range of book-related subjects. Some of the revelations are intriguing, and some are bizarre, but they should appeal particularly to those interested in the history of books and the lives of the Victorian literati. The revelations include the ceremonial disposal of private press typefaces in the murky waters of the Thames, or the bizarre court case preventing publication of Lord Chesterfields letters, for being defamatory to the Royal family.