WorldCat Identities

Rostenberg, Leona

Overview
Works: 105 works in 281 publications in 4 languages and 4,769 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Bibliographies  Autobiographies  Catalogs  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: Z473.R77, 381.45002092
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English publishers in the graphic arts, 1599-1700; a study of the print-sellers & publishers of engravings, art & architectural manuals, maps & copy-books by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

19 editions published between 1942 and 1963 in English and German and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary, political, scientific, religious & legal publishing, printing & bookselling in England, 1551-1700 : twelve studies by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between boards : new thoughts on old books by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minority press & the English crown; a study in repression, 1558-1625 by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From revolution to revolution : perspectives on publishing & bookselling, 1501-2001 by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books have their fates by Madeleine B Stern( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library of Robert Hooke : the scientific book trade of Restoration England by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookman's quintet : five catalogues about books : bibliography, printing history, booksellers, libraries, presses, collectors by Leona Rostenberg (Firm)( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old & Rare : forty years in the book business by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliately by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old & rare; thirty years in the book business by Leona Rostenberg (Firm)( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rare book tapes( Recording )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei Freundinnen, eine Leidenschaft unser Leben für seltene Bücher by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An antiquarian's credo by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old books, rare friends : two literary sleuths and their shared passion by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louisa May Alcott once wrote that she had taken her pen for a bride-groom. Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern, friends and business partners for fifty years, have taken up their pens and passion for literature in much the same way. Described as the "Holmes and Watson" of the rare book business, Rostenberg and Stern - in addition to many other extraordinary discoveries in their lifetime of literary sleuthing - unlocked the secret of Louisa May Alcott's hidden life when they discovered her pseudonym, A.M. Barnard, and her anonymously published "blood-and-thunder" stories." "Old Books, Rare Friends chronicles the lives of two young New York women whose passion for learning formed the bond of what would become a lifelong friendship. Madeleine and Leona give us glimpses of their middle-class upbringing, the widening of their intellectual horizons at Barnard and Columbia, the exciting start of their rare book business. They describe their finds on annual European book-hunting jaunts, using what they call Finger-Spitzengefuhl - the art of evaluating antiquarian books by handling, experience, and instinct. We are treated to some of their greatest discoveries in postwar Europe, amid the mildewed basements of London's bookstores after the Blitz, in the tiny treasure rooms at the rear of the libraries of Paris; and in places as remote as Tokyo. With their irresistible humor and characteristic savvy, Leona and Madeleine share with us their double lives as writers and independent scholars as they unlock the secrets and hidden stories found in the pages of rare books."--Jacket
The minority press & the English crown : a study in repression, 1558-1625 : with 18 illustrations by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old books in the Old World : reminiscences of book buying abroad by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dagboekvorm geschreven verslagen van de boekenreizen naar Europa tussen 1947 en 1957
New worlds in old books by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Worlds in Old Books is about an adventure of a lifetime - how two young women from New York introduced whole new worlds of collecting to the antiquarian book field. This work is based on the authors' experience and holdings for over a half century and offers a fresh and unique insight in collecting. New Worlds reflects their fascination and reveals the astonishing fact that many early volumes foreshadowed the technology, medicine, sciences, political philosophy, and social practices of today."--BOOK JACKET. "In New Worlds in Old Books we discover old titles that have eye-witness accounts of great events, problems of minorities, Satanic demonology, the lure of first editions, and unusual ownerships."--Jacket
The Aldine Collection by Leona Rostenberg( )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English publishers in the graphic arts, 1599-1700 by Leona Rostenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From revolution to revolution : perspectives on publishing & bookselling, 1501-2001
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Books have their fatesOld books, rare friends : two literary sleuths and their shared passionNew worlds in old booksBookends : two women, one enduring friendshipNew worlds in old books
Alternative Names
Leona Rostenberg American writer and historian

Leona Rostenberg Amerikaans schrijfster (1908-2005)

Leona Rostenberg amerikansk historikar og skribent

Leona Rostenberg amerikansk historiker och författare

Leona Rostenberg amerikansk historiker og skribent

Leona Rostenberg scríbhneoir agus staraí Meiriceánach

Leona Rostenberg US-amerikanische Buchantiquarin und Historikerin

Rostenberg, Leona 1908-2005

Languages
English (168)

German (8)

Dutch (2)

French (2)