London: Chatto & Windus, (1873). First Edition. 8vo, 483pp; original brown cloth gilt. Bookplate and ownership stamp; spine leaning; front inner hinge cracked; neat adhesive label on spine; tips rubbed; spine ends worn. Item #206230
A history of the English book trade through stories of individual firms. With the ownership stamp (on the title page) and bookplate (on the front pastedown) of Egerton Castle, writer, antiquarian, and champion fencer who was captain of the British sabre and epée teams in the 1908 Olympics.