Tag Archives: Book Trade History

The Most Successful Book-Huntress in the World

“Miss Clara Millard, an English woman, has the enviable reputation of having created a new work for women, and of demonstrating that by persistent effort the business may be made successful.  She calls herself a book hunter, and whatever the … Continue reading

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Antiquarian

“A mere antiquarian is a rugged being” opined Dr Johnson, succinctly and meaningfully, to Boswell in 1778.  What’s in a name? – and what of the decidedly un-mere antiquarian bookseller?  A work in progress this – something which began in … Continue reading

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