- New York, NY: n.p., (2015).
- stiff paper wrappers
- xiv, 328, (4) pages
- ISBN: 9781508849445
Price: $19.95 save 10% $17.95 other currencies
Order Nr. 125803
"It has a real if accumulative emotional impact, and it made me laugh out loud more than once." -Dwight Garner, The New York Times
First edition. Table of contents, prologue, acknowledgments. The fascinating story of an antiquarian bookstore in New York specializing in works on military history and owned by Margaretta and Harris Colt. Started in 1976, the business became one of the most important bookstores in this specialized subject in the world. They mirrored the history of specialized stores during the advent of the internet with their progression into the new world of online selling from decks of cards. Read about dealers, collectors and places around the world that they visited while buying books. The store and business closed in 2003. Black and white illustrations throughout.