ILAB Rare Booksellers on Video: Charles A. Goldsmid
Charles A. Goldsmid earned a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, spent many years in teaching sociology and published numerous articles. He collected books in American sociology, by and about the Canadian author Stephen Leacock, the California fine printer, and - bookmarks. In October 1983 Charles Goldsmid founded Claremont Books & Prints, specializing in California and the West, California press books, scholarly books in the social sciences, history, philosophy and literature. So far he has issued more than a hundred lists and catalogues, and he exhibits at the major antiquarian book fairs in America.
For the last decade Charles A. Goldsmid and Robert Allen have done - and they still do - appraisals under the name Goldsmid & Allen. These include, among many others, collections on Coptic archeology, Scandinavian history, railroad history, an artist’s archive, a large and important gathering of autograph manuscript for Thoreau’s Walden, and the archive of James Michener.
Charles A. Goldsmid is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABAA) and served in the ABAA committee from 1992 to 1994.
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