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Sleuthing in the Stacks

Altrocchi, Rudolph

Published by Harvard University Press (for the Society of Printers), Cambridge, MA, 1944
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From The Midnight Bookman (Clearwater, FL, U.S.A.)

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279 pages. Altrocchi's presentation on ffep reads: "Gladly inscribed for Herman W. Kapp with happy, bookish wishes. (s) Rudolph Altrocchi/Roxburghe Club Meeting/December , 1944/San Francisco" Laid in is an 8x10 flyer from the Roxburghe Club announcing the November-December gathering on December 4, 1944 at which Herman Karl would show and speak about "his famous Chauser(sic)". Karl, a William Morris collector "will give us some Kelmscott bibliography that does not appear in the books". Secondly, Rudolph Altrocchi, "The Professor will tell us a few stories that were withheld from his SLEUTHING IN THE STACKS. Such little episodes are as refreshing as a drink of wine in the forenoon." Please note the joint event that occasioned Altrocchi's inscription. Additionally there is a laid in 3x5 card letterpress printed and entitled "Japanese Rules of the Road". These were copied from the "Motor", September 3, 1918 and had been posted in the Tokyo Central Police Station. In fractured English here is one of five rules - "Go soothingly on the grease-mud, as there lurk the skid-demon. Pedal the brake of the foot as you roll around the corners and save the collapse and tip-up." This keepsale was presented to members of the Roxburghe Club "from the member first elected to the high office of Keeper of the Bed-Chamber." (One of the Grabhorns ??) The book is Near Fine with the text block being tight, square and clean. The binding edges are very lightly worn and the leaves (wartime paper) very lightly toned. The top edge is carmined and show a small (1/8th inch diameter) light spot in two places near the head of the spine. The Very Good dust jacket is protected by acetate. It is faded at the spine but still very readable. It is very lightly chipped and shows light edgewear and horizontal creases at the top and bottom of the front panel. The book's subtitle reads "Strange information unearthed by a scholar turned sleuth" Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 001102

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Title: Sleuthing in the Stacks

Publisher: Harvard University Press (for the Society of Printers), Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Maroon Cloth sp/blue Bds

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed By Author on Ffep

Edition: First Edition.

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