Asta online - Books and Works on Paper - 27 novembre 2019
Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper
The bookseller Charles Cox, initially of Dundee but resident in the West Country since his university days, died suddenly from heart failure over Christmas 2017. His widow Lucilla continues to sell off his stock, and we offer here his reference library. Charlie was a graduate of "Bertram Rota University" (the highest-rated educational establishment for the book trade at that time) and was in the finest tradition of that school. His bibliophily sprang from a love of literature (and in particular the poetry of the later nineteenth century) and he was a skilful and elegant crafter of verse himself. As a bookseller his descriptions were accurate, concise, and free of superlatives; his integrity was pretty much absolute. We will seldom see his like again.
Wednesday 27th November 2019 1:00pm GMT