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, January 16, 2010

autograph album

Today, exactly 121 years ago, W.R. Rame inscribed this lovely pen and ink drawing in someone's autograph album.

Perhaps Rame was a young man and the autograph album owner was a young woman. I can imagine him laboring, absorbed, over this detailed sketch and her smiling as she watches him.

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