Item #ESB9091 BOOK COLLECTING. The Last Refuge of the Illiterate. Charles Bowden.

BOOK COLLECTING. The Last Refuge of the Illiterate.

Salt Lake City: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. One of 26 specially bound lettered copies signed by Bowden, this is letter "B." Casebound in black cloth boards, with red paper labels pasted front and rear. Rear endsheet serves as the colophon. Cover design by Edward Bateman. Book design and letterpress printing by Jason Davis at Verdant Press. Eight pages plus the colophon page.There were also 100 copies in wrappers. Originally conceived for, and given as, a talk at the grand opening of Ken Sanders Rare Books in downtown Salt Lake City in August of 1996, and published on the occasion of Bowden's visit to Salt Lake City to publicize his book 'Shadow in the City' in 2005. Bowden laments the state of modern book collecting. A fine copy issued without dust jacket. Item #ESB9091

Price: $125.00

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