The Rare Book Game. [with] More of the Rare Book Game. [with] Last of the Rare Book Game.

SIMS, George.

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octavo, 161, 142, 126 pp. A collection of articles by the English writer and rare book dealer, G.F. Sims. Although these articles have appeared in periodicals such as "The Book Collecor," "Antiquarian Book Monthly Review," and "London Magazine," some are printed in their entirety for the first time here. In "The Rare Book Game," Mr. Sims recounts his experiences over a thirty-year period as a rare book dealer who purchased material from Alida Monro (wife of Harold Monro, proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop), Richard Aldington, Helen Thomas (wife of Edward Thomas), Vyvyan Holland ( son of Oscar Wilde), and the family of Eric Gill. Sims also gives his impressions of noteworthy antiquarian booksellers including C.S. Millard, Everard Meynell, Douglas Cleverdon, Percy Muir, Bertram Rota, and Norman Colbeck, and draws other vivid biographical sketches from which interesting facts emerge about Leonard Smithers, Ian Fleming, A.J.A. Symons, and Oscar Wilde. This first volume of the series is limited to 650 copies and is SIGNED by Sims. [With] More of the Rare Book Game, a continuation of Sims's 1985 publication, The Rare Book Game. The contents include essays on Vincent O'Sullivan, Martin Secker, The Benson Papers, C.W. Beaumont, Alyse Gregory (Mr Llewellyn Powys), J.M. Barrie, John Galsworthy, Kenneth Grahame, and Max Beerbohm. Mr. Sims has included two reflective pieces entitled "A Likes and Dislikes Book" and "The Fifteith Catalogue" in addition to two of his most delightful short works, "Day in the Life of a Rare Book Dealer" and "A Collector's Piece." [With] Last of the Rare Book Game, the third, and final, collection of essays and reminiscences written by the English writer and rare book dealer, G.F. Sims. Included are articles on Arnold Bennett's Riceyman Steps, the publisher Grant Richards, Henry James' play Guy Domville, Ross Macdonald, Rex V. Pemberton-Billing, Harley Granville- Barker, Stephen Crane, Oscar Wilde's last days, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Robert Gathorne-Hardy and the Mill House Press, The Yellow Book, and "John Oliver Hobbes." All three volumes in very fine, clean condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Rare Book Game. [with] More of the Rare ...
Publisher: Holmes Publishing Company,

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Sims, G.
Published by Holmes Publishing Co, Philadelphia, first editions, 1985 -1988 - 1990 - 1994 (1985)
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Book Description Holmes Publishing Co, Philadelphia, first editions, 1985 -1988 - 1990 - 1994, 1985. Limited editions of 650 copies each, the first volume being signed by the author. 4 vols, cloth, 8vo, [6],161, [2] pp; [4], 131, [2] pp; [4], 126, [1] pp; [2], 158 pp, ills. An appealing set of George Sims' four autobiographical volumes, which vividly and elegantly describe his adventures as a dealer in books and manuscripts and his friendships with many authors. First volume is signed by the author. Top edges of 3 volumes spotted, otherwise a Very Good set in somewhat used dustwrappers; a small piece from the front panel of the first volume's dustwrapper has adhered to the rear panel of the second volume's dustwrapper. Errata slip to third volume laid in. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-40807

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Sims, G.
Published by Holmes Publishing Co, Philadelphia, first editions, 1985 -1988 - 1990 - 1994 (1985)
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Book Description Holmes Publishing Co, Philadelphia, first editions, 1985 -1988 - 1990 - 1994, 1985. Limited editions of 650 copies each, the first volume being signed by the author. 4 vols, cloth, 8vo, [6],161, [2] pp; [4], 131, [2] pp; [4], 126, [1] pp; [2], 158 pp, ills. An appealing set of George Sims' four autobiographical volumes, which vividly and elegantly describe his adventures as a dealer in books and manuscripts and his friendships with many authors. First volume signed by the author. Laid in are two short typed letters signed by Sims dated 24 July 1985 and 30 December 1994, a signed postcard dated 23 October 1990, the errata slip for Last of the Rare Book Game, and a few printed advertisements for Sims' books and others offered for sale by him. The four books are Fine in lightly used dustwrappers, those of the first two volumes being slightly rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10589

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