The Scribner Book Store (No. 99 of Rare Books) ca. 1940
THE SCRIBNER BOOK STORE Presents CATALOGUE NUMBER 99 of RARE BOOKS (Title page: THE SCRIBNER BOOK STORE Presents from its stock some recent purchases of RARE BOOKS including First Edition in English and Continental Literature). New York.
Light blue cover with red leaf. Undated circa 1940's. About 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 with about ninety pages. Secure binding with clean pages and light cover edge wear.
From The New York Times: Scribner Book Store, 75, Will Close Next Month By HERBERT MITGANG Published: December 07, 1988 The handsome Scribner Book Store on Fifth Avenue - a symbol of literary continuity since 1913 and part of the only landmark building in New York City originally designed to house a bookstore -will close on Jan. 22. The reason is a tale of precious Manhattan real estate, one as familiar as some of the stories that can be found on the bookshelves under the grand staircase and vaulted two-story interior. The building has been sold and the new owner is making extensive interior renovations - only the exterior has landmark status - that will drive up the costs of occupancy. The bookstore's owner, in turn, believes the new rent will be so high as to make the store unprofitable. ''A chapter of history is about to close,'' said Charles Scribner 3d, a vice president at Macmillan, which acquired the Scribner Book Companies in 1984, the same year the Scribner family sold its Fifth Avenue building. Mr. Scribner is a direct descendant of the Charles Scribner who established the venerable publishing house in 1846. Its 20th-century authors include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe. 'The Story of New York'