Publisher New York: Booksellers Publishing, Inc., 1984
Seller ID KSF513-B292
In: American Bookseller, Volume III, No. 3, November, 1984. Magazine. 10 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches. Pages 17-20. [Total pages: 40]. 7 black-and-white photographs of Weitz at work, and an image of one of his bindings; text clean, unmarked. Color pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, Muir Dawson has this issue folded so that this article is open. Very Good. In the 1970s, Herbert E. Weitz acquired a rare-book and binding business on Lexington Avenue in New York City that his father started in 1909. Over the years, Weitz bound a volume of custom erotica for King Farouk, and his clients included Mikhail Gorbachev, Martin Scorsese, Ronald Reagan, Robert De Niro, and the Astors and Kennedys. Weitz billed himself as "The best bookbinder in the world." Includes a photoessay "The Vanishing New York Bookshop" (page 21), and Donald Laing, "The Re-education of a Bookseller,' (pp. 22-23), which features the quote "Out of the two tons of books we pick up by truck each week, half are 'trashers.'"
Herbert E. Weitz, The Revived Art of Bookbinding, Magazine, American Bookseller