Order Nr. 72828 THE DELAWARE BIBLIOPHILES, 1977-2002, A HISTORY & ANTHOLOGY. Gordon A. Pfeiffer, Nathaniel H. Puffer.


  • N.P. The Delaware Bibliophiles, 2002.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • xx, 205, (3), 51+(1) pages.

Price: $135.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 72828

First edition, limited to 250 numbered copies. Issued to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this book-collecting club. The first part of the book contains a note on John DePol who has contributed a wood-cut to the book, an article on Benjamin Franklin who printed the first Delaware currency (accompanied by a tipped-in leaf from an early Franklin imprint), a history of the club, and a chronology of the meetings and publications; the second part of the book is a history of the city of New Castle issued to celebrate its 350th Anniversary; the third part of the book contains an article by Herb Pratt on "The Chemistry Collection of The New Castle Library Company of 1840: A Meeting of Minds," a reprint of Ralph Newman's section on Delaware colonial currency from his book on American currency and an expansion by Nathaniel Puffer of Rink's bibliography of Delaware imprints before 1801. Presentation from the two authors on verso of free endpaper and signed by both on title page.