Title: The Bibliophile Society Year Books, 24 ...
Publisher: The Bibliophile Society, Boston
Publication Date: 1902
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Collection of year books: 1902 (1st) through 1929 (last). Lacks 3rd and 5th years (22nd Annual Report is for 1923-1924). Issued for members only. From the first volume article entitled "Bibliomania": "According to a very generally accepted lexicography, bibliomania is thus defined -- 'Book madness ---- a rage for collecting and possessing books, especially rare and curious ones'." Limited to 500 copies. Volumes contain from 60-206 pages. Boards, some with gilt lettering on spine; one issue 3/4 paper with cloth. Volumes 4-7 and 21-28 have slip cases. Frontispiece or illustrations in some volumes. Uncut page sides and bottoms. Some volumes have: Unopened page tops; offsetting front or rear end papers; some sun fading; browning to end papers. Volume 6 -- small scuff marks on slip case; Vol. 9 -- small stains front and rear cover, outside only; Vol. 15 -- slight chipping spine top and bottom, small scrape to front cover edge; Vol. 19 -- small stain top edge page 131, text unaffected, 20th Anniversary number, gilt page tops, 3/4 paper with cloth; Vol. 21 -- small stain spine and front of slip case, small ink stain bottom edge pages 37-rear end paper; Vol. 26 -- tears top margin pages 20-21 and 35-38, text unaffected; Vol. 28 -- tears pages 59-81, some text affected (improper opening of unopened pages), chipped spine label. Contents include: Treasurer's Reports; Member Lists; Constitution and By-Laws; and articles such as "Three Newly Discovered Poems of Whittier"; "Early Books and Book Collectors"; "Facsimile page from The Shelly Note Books"; "Some Fakes, Old and New"; "The Abuse of the Term De Luxe"; "Marshall Grouchy's Account of the Battle of Waterloo"; "Where Mark Twain Got His Nom de Plume"; Facsimile of two-page typed letter dated 1918 critiquing the Byron-Hunt article "Byron's Malach Hamoves"; etc. Bookseller Inventory # 4949
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