Miskatonic University Press

Lehman Libraries


This summer I spied and acquired a copy of The Foolish Gentlewoman by Margery Sharp, who also wrote Cluny Brown and The Rescuers and sequels (none of which I’ve read). It’s the 1948 Canadian edition, published by Wm. Collins Sons & Co., Canada, at 70 Bond Street in Toronto (the Collins in HarperCollins).

Cover of The Foolish Gentlewoman

What caught my eye was this, on the front endpapers:

Lehman Libraries label

I suppose Lehman Libraries was a private subscription library, but I’ve never heard of it and a quick search online didn’t turn anything up. If anyone knows anything about it I’d be happy to hear.