Newton, A. Edward. This Book-Collecting Game. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1928. First Edition, Second Printing. 
The second printing, issued in the same month as the first. Dark blue cloth spine with original paper title label, plain teal boards, top page edge gilt, 6 x 8 1/4 inches, pencil signature of Maud Jenks (Nov. 1928) on the ffep. Color frontispiece, (xi.), 410 clean and unmarked pp., many b/w illustrations. Near fine. Hardcover.
"Book-collecting. It's a great game. Anybody with ordinary intelligence can play it: there are, indeed, people who think it takes no brains at all; their opinion may be ignored. No great amount of money is required, unless one becomes very ambitious. It can be played at home or abroad, alone or in company: it can even be played by correspondence. Everyone playing it can make his own rules - and change them during the progress of the game. It is not considered 'cricket' to do this in other games." - p. 1.
Alfred Edward Newton (1864-1940), b. & d. in Philadelphia, PA, avid book collector and author. He amassed an exquisite collection of English literature, and was one of the main actors during what many consider to have been the Golden Age of book collecting. His informative and inspiring books will stir any bibliophile to action, in hopes of finding another lost treasure.