Monday, April 4, 2011

Collecting "Stranger’s Guides" >> Book Collectors News & comic book murder

AE Monthly - the Magazine for Book Collectors & Booksellers
Ten years ago, David Gerstel of Montreal, Canada, a long time collector of travels and voyages, searching for a less costly collecting opportunity began to collect AmericanStranger’s Guides, books published mainly in the 19th century to help itinerants understand cities they would visit. These are intensely local directories, often with maps, always with advertisements, listing essential details for the newly arrived.

A dozen years later David is moving on, ... [s]elling what he has collected now becomes the challenge.

To do this he has enlisted the help of Bernie [Bernhard] Lauser of Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts in Vancouver. Bernie is an interesting choice as he is one of the few dealers who represent sellers wanting to sell thematic collections as well as archives.

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