THE AKOND OF SWAT.
Together with Appendix Akondiana.
Issued as a New Year's gift by Ian Jackson. Illustrated by Ann Arnold and containing an essay by Jackson.
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JEAN BERTRAND. BIBLIOTHÈQUE. AUTEURS PAR ORDER ALPHABETIQ...
by Bertrand, Jean.
Book box that, when opened, reveals four green paper-lined sections for catalogue cards (each 42 x 75mm), each section held in place by solid barriers with moveable lettered divisions. A charming and unusual private library catalogue containing a few hundred records in two alphabetically listed columns, with the two further columns filled with blank cards. Many of the card entries are pasted clippings from booksellers' catalogues, some as late as the 1920s. In some cases the clippings are pasted onto the verso of what appear to be earlier ink entries, giving the impression that the catalogue was used over many years. The books described make for a pretty miscellaneous lot of information that do not indicate any particular proclivity of the owner. There are, however, two card entries under Bertrand (Jean) for the Compte-rendu de la Session de Congrès central d'Agriculture for the years 1846 and 1847 respectively. Covers quite bashed with some loss of leather, with some worm drill holes, but all perfectly sound and the wear (arguably) enhances the distressed antique look.