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Percy H. Muir review of John E. T. Clark's Musical boxes


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British author, bibliographer, and antiquarian bookseller Percy H. Muir (1894-1979) compiled bibliographies of the first editions of such authors as Aldous Huxley and George Eliot and wrote numerous books on book collecting, including

Victorian Illustrated Books (1970) and Book Collecting as a Hobby: In a Series of Letters to Everyman (1944).

As a director of various antiquarian bookshops and booksellers for over fifty years, Muir was instrumental in the founding of the British Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

Percy Muir also wrote a regular column, "Notes on Sales," for the

Times Literary Supplement from 1940-1945, as well as articles and reviews for AB Bookman's Weekly, Colophon, and Library.

"Percival H(orace) Muir." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Gale Biography In Context). (accessed February 26, 2014).

Percy H. Muir wrote these two drafts of a review of the third edition of John E. T. Clark's book,

Musical Boxes: A History and Appreciation, published in 1961 by G. Allen and Unwin.

The first draft is a nine-page review, handwritten and initialed by Muir, on the verso of typed pages of the "

Dublin Magazine Index." The draft bears numerous, corrections, deletions, and additions.

The second draft is a five-page carbon typescript without corrections. This draft clearly reflects the editing detected in the first draft and bears Muir's typed initials.

Arranged chronologically.

Box 66, F0952: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, October 2013.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, February 2014. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2014 February 27
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Percy H. Muir review of John E. T. Clark's Musical Boxes, circa 1961.
Box 66 Folder F0952

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