THE BOOK-HUNTER

By: JOHN HILL BURTON

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1862. First Edition. Bound in full calf, spine title treatment in gilt, five bands and six compartments, a very fine copy. Scottish historian John Hill Burton (1809-1881) writes a series of essays; "A Vision of Mighty Book Hunters", "The Prowler and the Auction-Haunter" and others on book-buying and 'book hunters'. This edition features an ornate gilt vignette on the cover showing a scholarly individual scanning a book and shelves. Some scuffs and edgewear, the tips have been dinged, otherwise a magnificent copy.

Title: THE BOOK-HUNTER

Author Name: JOHN HILL BURTON

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Rare Book,

Publisher: London, WM. BLACKWOOD & SONS: 1862

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Very Fine

Jacket Condition: None

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 000589

Keywords: LITERATURE, DRAMA, PROSE, REFERENCE, BIOGRAPHY, CRITICISM , BOOK COLLECTING, BIBLIOPHILE, BIBLIOGRAPHY, HISTORY, ANTIQUE, RARE BOOKS