John Carter. The Taste & Technique of a Bookman

DICKINSON, Donald C. With a preface by Sebastian Carter.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. Illustrated with photographs.
First edition.
Quarto, brown cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial dust jacket. New.

John Carter (1905-1975) was one of the giants in the rare book world of the 20th century. He, together with co-author Graham Pollard, through brillian literary detective work exposed Thomas J. Wis, a highly regarded bibliographer, as a forger and distributor of counterfeit publications. Carter was born in England and educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. He was as well known in the United States as in England, and his first rare book position was as rare book specialist in Scribner's London office, where he built up an influential circle of friends in the publishing and book worlds. He was a prolific writer and bibliographer and his ABC for Book Collectors is still in print in its eighth edition.
Carter was known for his independence of thoughts and actions, a style of behaviour formed at Cambridge as a student of A.E. Housman and sharpened in the trade through association with tough-minded colleagues such as Stanley Morison, Percy Muir, David Randall, and Michael Sadleir - from jacket blurb.

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