Slightly Foxed--but still desirable: Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Book Collecting

$ 10.00

Slightly Foxed--but still desirable:  Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Book Collecting is a 128-page hardcover published in 1989 by The Folio Society.  The condition is very good.  No dust jacket.

Book Summary

Ordering from a bookseller's catalogue without speaking the specialty language is about as dangerous as trying to chat up the promised-in-marriage daughter of a Corsican tax inspector, and the retribution about as swift.  But when cutting the string of a newly arrived parcel of books, tearing off the superficial wrapping of cornflake boxes surrounding ancient copies of the Observer and reaching the inner sanctum that conceals the treasure, one knows just how Howard Carter felt when he was about to enter the tomb of Tutankhamen.  Then, and only then, are the full subtleties of language revealed.