"And Brown": A Chronicle of B. F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd., Library and Fine Arts Agents of London, with emphasis on the years since 1902

By: Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001)

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 7 1/2 x 6 inches. (ii), 24 (7 pages of photographs) pp. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Ralph Brown, 7 photographic plates, biographical note; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown cloth over marbled boards, printed paper front cover label, spine titled in gilt, added mylar jacket; binding square but loosely shaken, spine lightly faded, minor shelf wear. Laid in Presentation Slip on B. F. Stevens & Brown Ltd. stationery. OG618-001. Very Good. This is a notable history of B. F. Stevens & Brown, one of London's most renowned antiquarian bookselling firms. The firm was founded in 1864 and was carried on by 3 generations of the Stevens family that hailed from the state of Vermont. Lawrence Clark Powell's narrative is a valuable resource in the history of the book. Powell charts the history of the firm beginning with its founding by the American Benjamin Franklin Stevens (1833-1902) in 1864 until Powell's final personal experience with the Brown family in 1951. Part memoir, part history, Powell's book combines photography, personal experience, and untold history to create a multi-generation story about nineteenth and twentieth-century bookselling.

Title: "And Brown": A Chronicle of B. F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd., Library and Fine Arts Agents of London, with emphasis on the years since 1902

Author Name: Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001)

Categories: Bookselling,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Privately Printed: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: OG618-001

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