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Astbury, Raymond (Editor)  Libraries and the Book Trade, Clive Bingley, London, 1967, pp194.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A symposium held at the Liverpool School of Librarianship, May 1967 with sessions on publishing, censorship and book selling.  Papers by John Boon, Hans Schmoller, Maurice Smith, Charles Skilton, Terence Jones, Michael Wace, John Calder, Robert Fordham, James Carter, F T Bell, Alan Watson, Michael Parnell and Edward Roberts.  £3.95

Fryís Metals  Printing Metals,  Fryís, 1972, pp93.  Hb.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  There are several small tears to the edges of the dust wrapper.  Presents an outline of the characteristics and working properties of Printing Alloys used in printing works.  A standard reference on the subject, first published in 1936.  £2.95

Glynn, Jenifer  Prince of Publishers: A Biography of the Great Victorian Publisher, George Smith, Allison & Busby, 1986, pp232.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  George Smith founded the publishing house of Smith & Elder.  He was a self-made millionaire and a friend of Bronte, Thackeray, Mrs Gaskell, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Leslie Stephen.  £4.95

Maher, Terry  Against My Better Judgement: Adventures in the City and in the Book Trade, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994, pp223.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Terry Maher founded Pentos in 1972 and was responsible for establishing the Dillons chain of bookstores.  £2.95

McArthur, Brian  Eddy Shah:  Today and the Newspaper Revolution, 1988, David & Charles, pp216.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Brian McArthur was the first editor of Today.  £3.95

Unwin, Sir Stanley  The Truth about a Publisher: An Autobiographical Record, Allen & Unwin, 1960, pp465.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The memoirs of Stanley Unwin of Allen & Unwin.  £3.95

Young, John L  Books from Manuscript to the Bookseller, Pitman, 2nd edition 1929, pp121 plus 23 page publisherís list at end.  Pitmanís Common Commodities and Industries Series.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  Slight rubbing at the top and bottom of spine, otherwise VG.   A fascinating insight into publishing and book production before the war.  £4.95

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