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-- 12/1/97
Ruth Richards Eisenstein, an editor at Harry N. Abrams for 23 years, died of multiple myeloma October 21. She was 91.
A legendary editor at Abrams, Eisenstein began her career in 1968, at an age when most people retire. Abrams CEO Paul Gottlieb described her as "remarkable... an inspiration to generations of editors." From 1932 to 1940, she was an editorial writer at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. After leaving the museum, she worked for many years at McGraw-Hill, editing the multivolume Encyclopedia of World Art. After joining Abrams, she edited the bestselling Gnomes, The History of American Painting and numerous distinguished books on art. She retired in 1991.

Brandt Aymar, an editor at Crown Publishers for more than 30 years, died recently after a short illness. He was 86.

Besides being an author himself, Aymar edited, among many others, Arnette Heidcamp, William S. Root and Hugh Rawson, as well as the Dance World and Theatre World series and many anthologies.

Donald R. Bensen, editor-in-chief at Keats Publishing, died at his home in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., October 19. He was 70.

Bensen began his publishing career as a literary agent at Scott Meredith. Later, he became editor-in-chief at Pyramid and was a senior editor at Ballantine, editing many literary works, including books by P.G. Wodehouse. He joined Keats in 1983. He was also the author of a novel, And Having Writ..., the Tracker series of western novels and many other books.
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