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Deval, Laurie E., 1923-1981 (bookseller)



  • Existence: 1923 - 1981


Laurie E. Deval (1923-1981) was an associate of Percy Muir in the bookselling firms of Elkin Mathews Ltd and Deval & Muir. For a memoir of him by Clifford Bryant, see Richard Ford Ltd, Bookselling in the 20th century (2002), ix-xii; with a picture facing p. 1 (bottom).

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Correspondence of Laurie E. Deval

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10010
Scope and Contents

In 1961 Deval was commissioned to assemble a collection of British private-press printing for the library of McGill University. This collection consists principally of the letters he wrote to printers to solicit their publications.

Dates: 1961-1963
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