ANNALS OF AMERICAN BOOKSELLING, 1638-1850.
- New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1991.
- (13), x, 209 pages.
- ISBN: 0938768255
Price: $20.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 32807
Reprint of the first edition, with a new introduction by Joseph Rosenblum. A fine copy.
This work first appeared in 1932 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its publisher, John Wiley and Sons. Boynton was interested in the colorful figures that populated the book world of early America and tells their fascinating story in an entertaining manner. His account begins with the establishment of the Cambridge Press in Massachusetts Bay in 1638 and ends in 1850, by which time the production and distribution of the book had entered the modern age. This is one of the best accounts of early American bookselling, printing and publishing. From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.