BTC Catalog 1 - One of many images now archived at ILAB.org

For several months Tom has been gathering photos of the first catalogues issued by rare book dealers, and posting them on FaceBook. Many colleagues in the book trade have contributed to the project, and it has now been given a permanent home on the website of The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers thanks to the site’s editor, Dr. Barbara Werner van Benthem.

The catalogue shown here was actually the second Catalog #1 from Between the Covers – the print quality of the first, with a different cover, was so bad that it was never sent out, and then most copies were destroyed when Tom’s cabinet shop burned down.

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