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HOLROYD, John (1911 - 2000)

The Australian book trade : a bookseller’s contribution to its history

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Melbourne : Braidwood Press, 2015. Introduction by Jeff Prentice. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, limited to 150 copies signed and numbered by Prentice.

John Holroyd’s reflections on his career in the book trade, spanning several decades in Melbourne and Sydney, are presented for the first time in ‘The Australian Book Trade : A Bookseller’s Contribution to its History’, edited by his friend and academic Jeff Prentice.

Includes chapters on noted Australian bibliophiles E. W. Cole; Geoffrey Ingleton; John Gilmour Lockley; Herbert Moore; Samuel Mullen; W. S. Smart; James Tegg; Samuel Augustus Tegg; Walker, May and Company and Daniel Lovett Welch. Other chapters relate to Albert & Son; Bendigo Booksellers; Book Publishing in Victoria etc. A feature is the in depth introduction of 125 pages researched and written by Jeff Prentice on The Australian Book Trade, extensively illustrated with photographs of booksellers, their premises, bookplates, booksellers labels, advertisements and ephemera.