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Frank Glenn correspondence, 1892, 1931 April.
BANC MSS 2011/21
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Frank Glenn correspondence, 1892, 1931 April


Glenn, Frank., creator


Zaehnsdorf, Ernest J. W., 1879-1970, correspondent.


Allsopp, Fred W. (Fred William), 1867-1946, correspondent.


Zaehnsdorf (Firm)


Grolier Bookshop


Typescript letter (1 p.) from the manager of The Grolier Bookshop in Kansas City, Missouri, Frank Glenn, addressed to Fred W. Allsopp, the buyer of a 1st edition book, "The Art of Bookbinding" by Joseph William Zaehnsdorf. Glenn is forwarding to Allsop a handwritten letter (1 p.) and gifts he has received from Zaehnsdorf Ltd. in London, signed by E. [Ernest] Zaehnsdorf, after informing them that the book had been sold. Zaehnsdorf writes that he is glad the book has found a "worthy owner" and describes in great detail the bookplate that used by his father as an inspiration for the book cover. He writes that he is including as a gift to Allsopp a copy of the bookplate [not present in the collection] and a check for £5 signed by his father from the City Bank, Limited, Shaftesbury Avenue Branch W.C. in London (May 26, 1892). The letters and check are written on the business stationery of each concern.


1892 (issued)


n-us-mo -- e-uk-en
Glenn, Frank -- Correspondence
Zaehnsdorf, Joseph William -- 1853-1930
Zaehnsdorf, Ernest J. W -- 1879-1970 -- Correspondence
Allsopp, Fred W. (Fred William) -- 1867-1946 -- Correspondence
Book ornamentation
Booksellers and bookselling -- England -- London
Booksellers and bookselling -- Missouri -- Kansas City


Frank Glenn correspondence, BANC MSS 2011/21, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Joseph William Zaehnsdorf, author of The Art of Bookbinding, was the only son of Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-1886). The elder Zaehnsdorf was a native of Budapest and became one of Europe's most famous fine custom binders. Founded in London in 1842, his firm, Zaehnsdorf, created a wide variety of traditional and less-traditional leather bindings. The company survives today as part of Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
In English.
Removed from the Bancroft Library copy of The Art of Bookbinding (TYP AA10.Z25 1880).

Physical Description:

1 folder (2 letters, 1 check)




BANC MSS 2011/21