Publication: Still Point Press, 1993, Dallas
First edition. Limited to 450 copies. Signed by Stanley Marcus and David Farmer. Quarto. Blue cloth, titles and design stamped in gilt on front cover and spine, xiii , 149  pp., prologue, acknowledgements, plates, photographs, notes, index. A wonderful biography of Stanley Marcus of the world famous Nieman Marcus Department store, and his life-long association with books and authors. Drawn largely from the extensive personal papers of Stanley Marcus, now housed in the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University, this book is filled with the names of literary history, most but not all of them Texans ... Tom Lea, Henry Nash Smith, J. Evetts Haley, Alfred Knopf, José Cisneros, Elizabeth Ann McMurray and McMurray’s Personal Bookstore, E. L. DeGolyer, Paul Horgan, and several others. Farmer chronicles Marcus’ early fascination with books during his Harvard years, his founding of the Book Club of Texas, his friendship with J. Frank Dobie and his working relationship with El Paso’s Carl Hertzog, his own books ... Minding the Store and Quest for the Best, and his Somesuch Press, noted for publishing exquisite miniature books. Original prospectus laid-in. Fine, bright, unread copy without dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 18133