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Low Profile: A Life in the World of Books

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Pages: 398

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:Unknown - Oak Knoll Press

By: Frank Herrmann

"Low Profile" is the autobiography of Frank Herrmann, author, publisher, one-time director of Sotheby's, and founder of Bloomsbury Book Auctions. This unique work offers a tantalizing, behind-the-scenes look into the hidden worlds of Herrmann's life. Beginning with his early years as a book designer at Faber (publishers of TS Eliot), the author goes on to share his experiences working for firms who published Beatrix Potter and Ernest Shepard (illustrator of A A Milne's books). From this exposure, Herrmann began to write his first works. He soon published a long history of art collecting in England and then was asked to compile the history of Sotheby's. Subsequently, he became an advisor and then later director of Sotheby's overseas operations. In interesting detail, the author describes his stormy career at Sotheby's. Shortly thereafter, he founded his own publishing comapny and antiquarian book auction house. Co-published with the Plough Press.  

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