03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rare Books And Rich People: Is It All Snobbery?

[T]he rich, apparently, guilty of being rich - and too dumb to understand the rare books on their shelves.

Everyone in the trade has, at one time, catered to a client who wanted an instant library and bought finely bound books by the linear foot to fill custom bookshelves, content secondary but recognizable authors desired.

They are a tiny minority. As often as not, blame the interior decorator.

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