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The Bookman's London. [The London Scene; Some London Authors; Some London Publishers; London Booksellers; Literary Homes; The Haunts of Writers]

by Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982. [introduction by John Baker; illustrations, Ford Maddox Brown, F. Waddy, Maclise, Robert Tait, William Orpen, photo, Mark Gerson]

Condition: Fine


London : John Baker, 5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, 1969., 1969. Fine. Revised and republished ; 173 pp. ; 23 plates ; illustrated, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm. ; ISBN: 0212983598; 9780212983599 LCCN: 75-465277 ; LC: PR110.L6; Dewey: 820.9 ; OCLC: 1135846 ; yellow and red cloth with silver lettering, in yellow, white and black photographic dustjacket ; dustjacket spine sunned ; slight wear to dustjacket ; illustrated end papers ; "Frank Swinnerton is the wise, old (and still sanguine) bird of the book trade...he is back in the fascinating world of books and b ookmen, authors, publishers and booksellers of yesterday and today. From Wych Street and Grub Street and Paternoster Row to Bloomsbury and Park Lane, from the hack editor to the three-volume Victorian bestseller and to the purveyors of literary pro vender of our own time--Frank Swinnerton charts the unsteady progress of a trade...among its special features are the many illustrations collected from prints, paintings and photographs." ; FINE/VG

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