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A. Edward Newton

A. Edward NewtonAKA Alfred Edward Newton

Born: 1863
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 29-Sep-1940
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Magnificent Farce

Book collector and publisher, his Amenities of Book Collecting sold over 25,000 copies in the early part of the 20th century. At the time of his death had accumulated a 10,000 volume library in Oak Knoll, outside Philadelphia.

Father: Alfred Wharton Newton
Mother: Louise Swift Newton
Wife: Babette Edelheim (m. 1890, until his death)
Daughter: Caroline Newton
Son: Edward Swift Newton

    Grolier Club

Author of books:
The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections (1918)
A Magnificent Farce and Other Diversions of a Book Collector (1921)
The Greatest Book in the World (1925)
This Book Collecting Game (1928)
The Format of the English Novel (1928, nonfiction)
A Tourist in Spite of Himself (1930)
On Books and Business (1930)
End Papers (1933)
Derby Day and Other Adventures (1934)
Bibliography and Pseudo-Bibliography (1936)
Newton on Blackstone (1937)

Wrote plays:
Doctor Johnson: A Play (1923)


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