Sunday, December 11, 2016

Book Ephemera #1: Cassell and Grant Richards


In the course of many years of book-life I have accumulated quite a pile of ephemera that relates to books and publishing. This is the first of what is going to be an ongoing series of posts on this theme: little bits and pieces of the book trade...

So for our first exhibits we have two publisher's bookmarks (obviously a very common form of ephemera to do with books!). The top one is a double sided bookmark from Cassell showing how they advertised some of the many periodicals for which they were known during the turn of the last century period. And below, another bookmark, issued by Grant Richards, and advertising a book and by an author, Oddly Enough by John Ressich, both of whom seem to have fallen off the edge of the internet in terms of information. 



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