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First Report of a Book Collector: Comprising: A Brief Answer to the Frequent Question "Why First Editions?" With Some Remarks on the common supposition that mere scarcity is a reason for collecting them; and Five Egotistical Chapters of Anecdote and Advic
New York: Marion Press, 1897-8.. Illustrated with numerous facsimiles, many in collotype, some in color. Also with two mounted original photographs, one of Bernard Quaritch and one of a bookworm, and five original leaves, including pages from Fabyan's The Chronycles of England, 1559; Samuel Rogers' Italy; a Quarich catalogue cover; Hugh Blair's Rhetoric; and Froissart's Chronycles of England, 1523-25. The first four are tipped in, and the final specimen, a double-leaf, is in the back pocket. Minor soiling. Bookplate of collector John Percival Jefferson (1852-1934). Near fine.
      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Rare Books]
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