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The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections by A. Edward Newton - Hardcover - Fifth Impression - 1924 - from Midway Used and Rare Books and

The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections

by A. Edward Newton

Condition: very good

Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1924. Fifth Impression. Hard Cover. very good. octavo. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2") 373pp Bound in half burgandy leather. Five raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. TEG Marble endpapers. Corners lightly bumped. A very handsome copy.


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On Nov 18 2010, BooksAreMyCupofTea said:
  "A fascinating book if you are a book collector or becoming one. The b/w pictures in the book are great. Haven't finished reading it as yet but I am very pleased."


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