Small Books for the Common Man: A Descriptive Bibliography
Place Published: London
Publisher: The British Library & Oak Knoll Press
Date Published: 2010
Book Id: 38843
1008pp. Very thick quarto [26 cm] Glossy black pictorial paper over boards. Blue endpapers. Very good condition. There are numerous areas of bubbling in the laminate of the spine and covers. The pages are clean and bright, and the book is sturdy.
Nearly 800 titles described. From the rear cover- "The century leading up to the 1850s saw a flowering of ephemeral publishing often referred to by the term 'chapbooks.' This analytical bibliography of the National Art Library's collection of literary ephemera of the period comprises histories, tales, verse collections, primers and alphabets."