Title: Title page and frontispiece of The Bookworm : an illustrated treasury of old-time literature.

Bibliographic Citation: The Bookworm : an illustrated treasury of old-time literature. London : Elliot Stock, 1888-
Z990 B6x Humanities and Social Sciences Library – McLennan Bldg

Notes: This literary journal contained articles and advice on how to build a collection of rare antique books. Advertisements at the end of each edition notified readers of various estate sales and auctions where they could compete to acquire valuable volumes. A description of the woodblock print on the left is found in a section within the volume on the history of early printing and bookbinding. As mechanization rapidly increased the availability of cheap printed material, antiquarians became increasingly covetous of rare and early print material.

Language: English

Subject: Book Collecting — Periodicals.
Bibliography — Periodicals.
Literature — Periodicals.
Literature — History and criticism — Periodicals.
Literature — Collections.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: People in the World of Print

Exhibition Theme: Bibliophilia and Bibliomania

Call Number: Z990 B6x Humanities and Social Sciences Library – McLennan Bldg

Image Identifier: bookworm_1888_journal-titlepage