The Rushton M.Dorman, Esq. Library Sale Catalogue (1886): v. 2 - The Study of the Dispersal of a Nineteenth-century American Private Library

The Rushton M.Dorman, Esq. Library Sale Catalogue (1886): v. 2 - The Study of the Dispersal of a Nineteenth-century American Private Library

By: Samuel J. Rogal (editor)Hardback

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This volume is the second in a two-volume set which constitutes an edition of the sale catalogue of the private library of Rushton M. Dorman of Chicago, Illinois, a collection numbering 1842 separate items. The book demonstrates book-collecting and reading habits and interests among affluent late 19th-century Americans. In addition, the substance and tone of the comments set down by the original compiler of the catalogue display the marketing methods employed by a major late-19th-century book-auction firm. The volumes should be of interest to students of literary history, librarians, bibliophiles, and historians of the book and book trade.

Contents

Americana; ethnology; general philosophy; Oriental literature; Greek and Latin; European mythology; Hebrew and Christian theology; occultism; chivalry and heraldry; poetry, drama, music; European history and biography; miscellaneous literature; auctioneer's announcements; list of works cited and consulted.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773473812
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 580
  • ID: 9780773473812
  • ISBN10: 0773473815

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