Tuesday, August 21, 2007

RIP Madeleine B Stern

This just in from Philobiblos.
An announcement from Eric Holzenburg at the Grolier Club that just came across the lists:

"Madeleine B. Stern, surviving partner in the antiquarian book firm Rostenberg & Stern, and co-author with the late Leona Rostenberg of a number of memoirs of their life in rare books, died peacefully at home on Saturday after a brief illness. She was 95 years old.

For those of you in the New York area who may wish to pay their respects, a memorial service will be held to[day], Tuesday, August 21, at Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Ave. (at 79th Street), at 11 am."

Another great member of the biblio-universe gone to their rest. Philobiblos will post a full obituary soon.

And if you want to read the review I wrote about one of their books - you can click here. Rostenberg & Stern have inspired me to perhaps become a bibliographer. How I am going to accomplish this, I haven't figured out yet. But right now I am recuperating, so it can wait.

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