THE DELAWARE BIBLIOPHILES, 1977-2002, A HISTORY & ANTHOLOGY.
- N.P. The Delaware Bibliophiles, 2002.
- cloth, dust jacket.
- xx, 205, (3), 51+(1) pages.
Price: $125.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 73751
First edition, limited to 250 numbered copies. Issued to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this book-collecting Club (Leaf Book - Chalmers 226). 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, 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.