Christopher P. Stephens, Bookman

Chris Stephens has been a book dealer since 1965 - earlier if you count childhood buying and selling.

Stephens has sold major collections to university libraries all over the world. He has operated appealing bookstores in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Hastings on Hudson, NY and several in NYC, NY. He is a wholesale dealer to other bookstores all over the world.

Chris loves books.

Stephens now maintains a lively internet operation out of his new home in Scranton, PA.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Catalogue of Collections 1975 - 1976

This catalogue has a brief description of each collection of books. The single folded sheet of hand made paper was used to whet librarians' initial interest. There was also a separate detailed catalogue for each one of the 28 groups listed.
The Catalogue of Collections itself is a work of art. It was designed and beautifully hand printed by Ron Gordon.

1. The New American Novelists of the Sixties
2. Modern American Poetry
3. Modern Firsts
4. First Books By American Authors
5. An Ian Hamilton Finlay Collection
6. Modern Literary Criticism
7. Latin American Literature in English Translation
8. Science Fiction and Fantasy
9. The Science Fiction Paperback Original
10. Modern American Detective Fiction
11. Cowboy Fiction
12. The American Indian
13. Cattle and Cowboys
14. The West and the Southwest
15. Latin America
16. Highway Transportation: The Development of Highways and Roads in North American
17. Africa
18. Mining in Mexico In The Nineteenth Century
19. Dutch Politics in The Seventeenth Century
20. Blacks In America - The Richard Hoffman Collection
21. American Jazz
22. Runs, Multi-Volume Sets, And Serials From Stock
23. Natural History
24. Science And Technology - History
25. Science And Technology - New
26. Out-Of-Print University Press Books
27. Scholarly Congresses And Symposia
28. Literary Archives

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