Dictionary of American Book Collectors.

Dictionary of American Book Collectors.

by Donald C. Dickinson

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This biographical dictionary, which represents over 350 private collectors who died before December 31, 1984, underscores the importance of American private collectors and the stature of their collections. Each entry contains a brief biographical sketch of the collector; a narrative discussion of his or her career and chief areas of interest; and a selective bibliography listing catalogues, books, and articles by the collector. Information on the collection includes titles of significant works, sale prices of selected items, and details of the disposition of the collection. Dickinson's volume successfully updates Carl Cannon's American Book Collectors and Collecting from Colonial Times to the Present (H.W. Wilson, 1941). Recommended for academic and large public library reference collections. Melissa Cain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lib.

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