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Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion

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Louisa May Alcott once wrote that she had taken her pen for a bridegroom. Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern, friends and business partners for fifty years, have in many ways taken up their pens and passion for literature much in the same way. The "Holmes & Watson" of the rare book business, Rostenberg and Stern are renowned for unlocking the hidden secret of Louisa May Alcott's life when they discovered her pseudonym, A.M. Barnard, along with her anonymously published "blood and thunder" stories on subjects like transvestitism, hashish smoking, and feminism.

Old Books, Rare Friends describes their mutual passion for books and literary sleuthing as they take us on their earliest European book buying jaunts. Using what they call Finger-spitzengefühl, the art of evaluating antiquarian books by handling, experience, and instinct, we are treated to some of their greatest discoveries amid the mildewed basements of London's booksellers after the Blitz. We experience the thrill of finding one of the earliest known books printed in America between 1617-1619 by the Pilgrim Press and learn about the influential role of publisher-printers from the fifteenth century.

Like a precious gem, Old Books, Rare Friends is a book to treasure about the companionship of two rare friends and their shared passion for old books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385485159
Author:
Rostenberg, Leona G.
Author:
Stern, Madeleine B.
Author:
Stern, Madeline B.
Author:
Rostenberg, Leona G.
Publisher:
Main Street Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Antiquarian booksellers
Subject:
Book collectors.
Subject:
Book collectors -- United States.
Subject:
Rostenberg, Leona
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 96-6
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
8.60x5.56x.76 in. .89 lbs.

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