Between the market and the Academy: Robert S Whipple (1871-1953) as a collector of science books

De Renzi, Silvia (1998). Between the market and the Academy: Robert S Whipple (1871-1953) as a collector of science books. In: Myers, Robin and Harris, Michael eds. Medicine, Mortality and the Book Trade. Publishing pathways. Winchester: St. Paul Bibliographies, pp. 87–108.

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A biographical sketch of Robert Whipple including a profile of his book collection and the way he assembled it. This chapter also looks at the broader picture of the entry of science books into the antiquarian book market; the framework and network of collectors with whom Whipple was in contact and the dealers who supplied Whipple with his books.

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