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A century of Book Publishing, 1848–1948


A HUNDRED years ago David Van Nostrand opened his bookshop in New York. Many of the customers were his personal friends, who came to discuss with him the merits of the latest books ; and in a few years his office became more like a literary club than the bookshop of to-day. So popular was it that in five years he was obliged to move to more spacious quarters.

A century of Book Publishing, 1848–1948

Pp. vii + 74 + 12 plates. (New York and Toronto : D. Van Nestrand Co., Inc. ; London : Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1948.)

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WATSON, H. A century of Book Publishing, 1848–1948. Nature 163, 659–660 (1949).

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