Nicholas Gouin Dufief of Philadelphia: Franco-American bookseller, 1776-1834.: Stern, Madeleine B.

Nicholas Gouin Dufief of Philadelphia: Franco-American bookseller, 1776-1834.

Stern, Madeleine B.

Published by The Philobiblon Club, Philadelphia, 1988
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Limited to 300 (unnumbered) copies, signed by Stern and printed by W. Thomas Taylor, Austin, Texas, who also designed the work ("The types used are Baskerville & Bulmer"). Stern gave this talk before the Philobiblon Club; the text "Appeared previously in the American Book Collector in a somewhat shorter form" (Preface). Includes bibliographical references (pp. 73?81). Stern was the life and business partner of Leona Rostenberg, their firm of Rostenberg & Stern having been one of America's most respected during the post ?WWII period and known for its dealing in early printed books Dufief (1776??1834) was a refugee from the French Revolution who from 1793 to 1818 lived in Philadelphia, where he taught French and ran a bookstore. => Among the libraries he acquired was the large residue of Benjamin Franklin's! 8vo. (22 cm; 8.75"). 81 pp., illus., portrait, facsimiles. New. Publisher's light brown cloth with paper spine label. Bookseller Inventory # 35753

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Title: Nicholas Gouin Dufief of Philadelphia: ...

Publisher: The Philobiblon Club, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1988

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