book collecting, rare books, Syracuse, John S. Mayfield, Henry Bannister
American Literature | Arts and Humanities
Another in the Courier's "From the Collector's Library" series, this article relates the history of the Wolcott Shop in Skaneateles, which sold rare books to famous collectors for years. Many of the rare books sought out had to do with Syracusan history, or were first editions of famous New York authors. The store had a certain grace and manner that is today exceedingly rare.
Benton, Roderick. "From the Collector's Library: Tales From a Village Bookshop." The Courier 11.4 and 12.1 (1975): 22-27.