Cover image for American book collectors and bibliographers. Second series
Title:
American book collectors and bibliographers. Second series
Author:
Rosenblum, Joseph.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Gale Research, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xix, 431 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780787618421

9780787611194
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library Z1004 .A49 1997 V.187 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
Searching...
Central Library Z1004 .A49 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Rare Books Reference
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.For a listing of Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes sorted by genre click here.


Summary

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.For a listing of Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes sorted by genre click here.


Reviews 1

Choice Review

Rosenblum's 48 sketches of prominent librarians, collectors, bibliographers, and book dealers is a companion and supplement to his American Book-Collectors and Bibliographers. First Series (DLB v. 140, CH, Apr'95), which covered 43 similar figures. Taken together, as the editor points out in his introduction, these volumes constitute a biographical history of American book culture. Although each sketch focuses on the accomplishments of a single person, the interdependence of collectors, dealers, and librarians is everywhere apparent. For example, without the help of dealers like David Randall (v. 140), collector Charles E. Feinberg could not have gathered his Whitman rarities that eventually came to rest on the shelves of rare book rooms in libraries from Florida to California. Although collectors predominate, with coverage of such well-known figures as Luther A. Brewer, Robert Hoe, and Donald and Mary Hyde, the editor has made space for Yale bibliographers Donald C. Gallup and Donald G. Wing, San Francisco book dealer David Magee, University of Texas administrator and bookman Harry Ransom, and journalist Vincent Starrett. Since the volume is limited to coverage of Americans, it is difficult to understand why it includes a sketch of Otto H. F. Vollbehr, who sold millions of dollars worth of rarities in this country but was not an American citizen and was, in fact, investigated by Congress as a Nazi propagandist. As with all DLB volumes, each sketch is preceded by a list of the subject's publications and followed by references to secondary sources. Photographs are used liberally to enhance the text. A pleasing and useful reference source. D. C. Dickinson; emeritus, University of Arizona


Google Preview