Ernest J. Wessen

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Rare Book Lore · Selections from the Letters of Ernest J. Wessen
By Ernest J. Wessen · Edited by Jack Matthews

Ernest J. Wessen was one of the legendary rare bookmen of the mid-twentieth century, and his letters, like his famous catalogs, Midland Notes, are a treasure of Americana.

“Anyone with even a remote interest in buying, selling or collecting books should enjoy reading and owning this book. After all, one of Wessen’s letters could be great therapy after a long day at the office or sop. In fact, if the book trade had a required reading list, Rare Book Lore should be right at the top.”

Sam Melfi, Book Source Monthly