David Szewczyk, a full partner in The Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company, has been in the rare books and manuscripts business for more than 40 years and is a Past President of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Associations of America and has served on that association’s board of governors. He holds a B.A. from Temple University in History and Spanish, M.A. degrees from Indiana University in the same disciplines, and has done post-Master’s work at the University of Texas at Austin. He has held multiple Fulbright fellowships as well as a Ford Foundation scholarship, and was the Principal Investigator of a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to catalog colonial-era Mexican manuscripts. He worked for the Lilly Library and was the manuscripts curator at the Rosenbach Foundation (now the Rosenbach Museum & Library). Since 1968 he has made a continuing study of the history of printing and book distribution in the New World during the colonial period in the region.

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