Book Collecting: The Last Refuge of the Illiterate
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Ken Sanders Rare Books
Date Published: 2005
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 6638
Limited edition chapbook, hand-stitched binding, in red wrappers, with black end papers. Cover design by Edward Bateman. Book design and letterpress printing by Jason Davis at Verdant Press. One of 100 copies signed by the author. There are an additional twenty-six specially bound lettered copies signed by the author.
Bowden laments the state of modern book collecting. Originally conceived for, and given as a talk at the grand opening of Ken Sanders Rare Books in downtown Salt Lake City, August, 1996. Published on the occasion of Bowden's visit to Salt Lake City to publicize his then new book, Shadow in the City.