First English edition. Autobiography of this famous rare book dealer. Information on Sir Thomas Phillipps, the Boswell Papers and illuminated manuscripts. Jacket spine faded and spot on front of jacket where label was removed. Embossed private ownership stamp on title page. Loosely inserted is a sales letter from Kraus signed by him. xx, 386 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. 8vo..
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Book Description Andre Deutsch, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. xvii, 386p. 1vol. Bookseller Inventory # 16922
Book Description Deutsch, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. xvii, 386p. London: Deutsch, 1979. Bookseller Inventory # CL01081
Book Description André Deutsch Limited, London, first English edition, 1979, 1979. Cloth, gilt facsimile signature on front board, 8vo, 24 cm, xvii, , 386 pp, 16 pp of plates. From the blurb: "Generally acknowledged to be the world's foremost rare book dealer as well as a notable bibliophile and collector, Mr. Kraus has now written his long-awaited memoirs - an anecdotal and informative book of interest to everyone who loves, buys, sells or studies old and rare books and manuscripts. From the Introduction by Herman W. Liebert, the following is an excerpt that conveys some of the quality, purpose, and character of the book: "These memoirs tell the most extraordinary story of dealing in rare books and manuscripts that I have ever read. Extraordinary stories are not uncommon in the world of books: the tales of Sir Thomas Phillipps and his collections or of the Boswell papers would be branded outrageous fiction if they were not fully documented as fact. The following narrative of the life of my friend Hans P. Kraus is no less incredible, and no less true." Good in worn dustwrapper with some tears. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-36794
Book Description Published by Andre Deutsch, London, 1979. , xx, 386 pages which includes a 12 page index at rear, illustrated with 16 double sided black and white plates, 31 black and white figures within the text, also with a black and white frontispiece First Edition , internally pages nice and clean, an excellent copy in very good condition , dustwrapper with slight creasing of edges, overall in good condition , black cloth, gilt decoration on front with gilt titles on spine , 16 x 23 cms Hardback ISBN: 233970908. Bookseller Inventory # 65496
Book Description Andre Deutsch Limited., London, United Kingdom, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Black cloth covers & gilt title to spine., 386 pages, illustrated. Dust jacket chipped at edges. John Chapman Collection plate on front paste down. Plastic wrapper. Size: 4 To- Over6"x9"Thick. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 002402