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. 'You will enjoy Tolkien's Gown... at Warwick University [Gekoski] discovered that he had an eye for books and manuscripts and began to deal in them. That is how he has made a successful living for many years. He is also a very good storyteller.' Sunday Telegraph . Rick Gekoski has been described as the Bill Bryson of the book world. Rare book dealer, academic, publisher, critic, bibliographer, and broadcaster, his BBC Radio series Rare Books, Rare People was acclaimed by The Daily Telegraph as 'one of the gems of Radio 4'.
A rare tell all - the inside story of modern literary masterpieces that no book lover will be able to resist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
If you’re a lover of books like I am then you’re going to love Tolkien’s Gown – it’s a collection of stories by Rick Gekoski, a rare book dealer known as “the Bill Bryson of the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by SocialBookshelves.com
why first editions are sought after, dealing with collectors, finding the books, selling the books, other dealers, vastly entertaining and instructive, a little gemPublished on 23 Jun. 2013 by BR41
This book is a collection of personal reminiscences by a distinguished book collector and dealer, who himself is a fine wordsmith. Read morePublished on 16 Sept. 2012 by Culchie Cousin
Rick Gekoski is an academic who slowly became involved in the rare book trade.
The rarity or otherwise of early editions is the spring board for each chapter but for anyone... Read more
Enjoyable read, fascinating background to the authors included and the book dealing industry.Published on 20 Jan. 2006 by JG