The Book Collector (volumes 1-65, 1952-2016; Index 1952-1961)
London, Queen Anne Press (imprint varies), 1952-2016
Sixty-six volumes (vol. 1: 18 cm; vols. 2-62: 22 cm), vol. 1 bound in blue buckram (original printed wrappers discarded), vols. 2-40 bound in harmonious shades of red buckram (wrappers retained in vols. 21-40), thereafter as issued in publisher’s printed wrappers. Cumulative Index (vols. 1-10, 1952-1961) bound separately in matching red buckram. Annual indices bound-in (vols. 1-40; except in vols. 1, 3, where loosely inserted); in the unbound vols. 41-65 the indices are loosely inserted in the first part. - A superb, unbroken run of “the only journal in the world that deals with book collecting”. ISSN 0006-7237. ¶ This set consists entirely of original issues, and is in excellent state of preservation, without marks of ownership. Most sets now entering the market are ex-library, or else partly in reprint (vols. 1-14 were reprinted by Kraus, Nendeln). ● Vols. 63-65 (2014-2015) are omitted from our photographs; they are present in the set.