[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 52] The good citizen : a collection of books written to further or to undertake the improvement of mankind
New York, Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc., 1981
(28 cm), 80 pp., illustrations. 263 items. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - According to the bookseller’s widow, it took twelve years to gather the material offered in this catalogue; “Lucien was disappointed that it was not a sell-out” (Marguerite Goldschmidt, in Grolier 2000: a further Grolier Club biographical retrospective, New York 2000, p.125). “It will become, as Printing and the Mind of Man has become, a reference tool for librarians and booksellers” (from the Preface by Nicolas Barker). Cf. Donald C. Dickinson, Dictionary of American Antiquarian Bookdealers (Westport, CT 1998), pp.75-76. The firm’s reference library was sold by Swann on 12 May 1994. ¶ Lower wrapper lightly soiled; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.