Leona Rostenberg

Leona Rostenberg (December 28, 1908 – March 17, 2005) was an independent scholar and rare books dealer born in New York, New York.

Rostenberg was born in the Bronx on December 28, 1908. Her father Adolf was a dermatologist.[1]

Rostenberg and her decades long friend and business partner Madeleine B. Stern became widely known in the late 1990s while in their late eighties when their memoir on the rare book trade, "Old Books, Rare Friends" became a best seller.

In addition to many books on book history and book collecting, Rostenberg wrote numerous articles over the years for many publications including Journal of Modern History, American Historical Review, and Library Quarterly.

Rostenberg died on March 17, 2005 after suffering from heart problems for two years.[1]

Books by Leona Rostenberg

Books co-authored by Rostenberg and Madeleine B. Stern

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  1. 1 2 Jamieson, Wendell (24 March 2005). "Leona Rostenberg, Who Uncovered Alcott Novels, Dies at 96". New York Times.
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