A. S. W. Rosenbach Quotes

Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach ( July 22, 1876 — July 1, 1952) was an avid American collector, scholar, and seller of rare books and manuscripts

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A. S. W. Rosenbach


I have known men to hazard their fortunes, go long journeys halfway about the world, forget friendships, even lie, cheat, and steal, all for the gain of a book.

A. S. W. Rosenbach


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After love, book collecting is the most exhilarating sport of all.

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“Very young children eat their books, literally devouring their contents. This is one reason for the scarcity of first editions of Alice in Wonderland and other favorites of the nursery.”

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“I have seen men hazard their fortunes, go on long journeys halfway around the world, forge friendships, even lie, cheat and steal, all for the gain of a book.”

A. S. W. Rosenbach


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