8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 278 pages. First edition. Minor rubbing of jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: PORTRAIT OF AN OBSESSION THE LIFE OF SIR ...
Publication Date: 1967
Binding: cloth, dust jacket
Book Description New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1967) dj, 1967. Hardcover first edition - First US printing. "The biography of the great collector himself" in one single volume. Not only did Philipps amass the greatest collection of manuscripts and printed books ever assembled by one man, he carried on an unceasing battle against the booksellers he bought from, against public officials, and most of all, against his son-in-law, a Shakespearan scholar, whom he considered a thief of manuscripts. Illustrated with a color frontispiece of Sir Thomas Phillipps and other photogaphs.Index. xvii, 278 pp. Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (edgewear to the dustjacket, especially at the top of the spine). LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Free wrapping on request - go 'green' with reusable fabric or traditional paper. Dust jackets are protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 69992