Marks in books (an album of facsimiles based on an exhibition held at the Houghton Library in February 1984, entitled "Marks in books, shown and explained: an exhibition devoted to those mysterious traces left in books by printers, binders, booksellers, librarians, and collectors") View larger
Stoddard (Roger Eliot), born 1935
Harvard University, Houghton Library

Marks in books (an album of facsimiles based on an exhibition held at the Houghton Library in February 1984, entitled "Marks in books, shown and explained: an exhibition devoted to those mysterious traces left in books by printers, binders, booksellers, librarians, and collectors")

Cambridge, MA, Houghton Library, 1985
(38 × 30.5 cm), 44 pp., illustrations. 64 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “An album, rather than catalogue, in which every one of the 64 exhibits is reproduced life-size… This is the first attempt to put across, in graphic form, not only the nature but the importance of this sort of evidence, and its own importance cannot be overstated. All libraries should invest in a copy, or better still several copies, of Marks in books now, and the bookseller and book-collector will profit from it too. Buy now, while stocks last (The Book Collector, Spring 1986, pp.79-80). First edition (reprinted in 2005). ¶ Slight shelf wear; otherwise a fine, unmarked copy.
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