London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1940. Hardcover. Foreword by Hugh Walpole. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, price-clipped dust jacket. xv, 304pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket edgeworn, with spine age toned. Item #49637
Tight and nice first edition of this memoir and account of several generations of English booksellers, begun by James Bain in 1816 and continuing up through 1937.