Item #9395 The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller. William Young Darling.
The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller
The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller
The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller
The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller
The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller
The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller
The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller

The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1932. Second Edition, Revised. Cloth. Octavo, pp. [4], 5-307, [1]. Green cloth-covered boards with gold accents and bumped boards. Tanned pages and edges, including uneven tanning inside covers. Some repairs have been made inside the front and back covers (see photograph). Small tag inside back cover with book title on it. Dust jacket with heavily sunned spine, chips and tears, including a larger tear at top back spine. Dust jacket now encased in a clear, protective cover. Good / fair. Item #9395

Sir William Y. Darling was a British banker, soldier, and politician. He was the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, 1941-1944; a member of Parliament for South Edinburgh, 1945-1957. He also served as the Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland, 1942-1957. In 1931, he anonymously published The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller, a fictional account of a British bookseller and followed this with The Bankrupt Bookseller Speaks Again in 1938. An omnibus edition, combining both titles, was published in 1947 under the title The Bankrupt Bookseller, giving him full credit for authorship. Darling delves into the life of a fictitious but typical British bookseller and the bookselling trade in the first decades of the 20th century.

Price: $175.00 save 15% $148.75

See all items in Biographies & Memoirs
See all items by