The bookworm. An illustrated treasury of old-time literature.
New York: A. C. Armstrong & Son; London: Elliot Stock, 1888 - . 5 volumes (first thru fifth series, of 7), large 8vo, original morocco-grained brown cloth-backed green cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine, fore- and bottom edges uncut; tops of spine slightly chipped, texts variously toned, and several hinges starting to crack, but generally a good, and reasonably sound set of the first 5 volumes. The series extended to 7 volumes, ending in 1894. Bookplates of Jacob Chernofsky. An interesting compilation, with much on rare books, typography, libraries, maps, manuscripts, forgeries, etc. Ulrich & Kup, p. 147: "A fine all-around periodical for collectors, bibliophiles, and librarians." Succeeds Book-Lore (1884-87), which itself was a continuation of The Bibliographer (1881-84). Item #31161