New York: R. R. Bowker Company, 1948. 1st printing (of this issue). 799 - 858 pp. Photographic image of Chicago's 'Booksellers' Row" to front cover. 8vo. 9" x 6". Printed paper covers, stapled. General wear, soiling & age-toning. Some chipping & creasing to rear cover. Ex-lib, with stamp to front cover & other such identifiers. About Very Good. Item #46079
An early issue of this stalwart publication of the Antiquarian Book Trade, published from 1948 - 1967, when it morphed into AB Bookman's Weekly, which, itself, ceased publication in 1999, a victim of the internet. Each published issue documented the ebb & flow of the trade, and as such, now provide a valuable window into its past operations, an attribute today, for all practical purposes, impossible in this internet age.
Early issues, such as this, before the Malkins took over the publication, are quite uncommon in the trade.