A reference of over 450 alphabetical entries ranging in length from a single line to several pages. Each entry consists of a definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, with comments on such subjects as auctions, fakes and pirated editions.A reference of over 450 alphabetical entries ranging in length from a single line to several pages. Each entry consists of a definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, with comments on such subjects as auctions, fakes and pirated editions.Read Less
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232 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. REFERENCE BOOKS. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian Style, Fingerprint, E-book, Dentelle. Can you define these terms? If not, this is the book for you. John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable as well as the most informative reference book on the subject. Here, in over 490 alphabetical entries may be found definition and analysis of the technical terms used in book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with salutary comments on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, etc. Incorporates additional words created by the introduction of web-based collecting. This is the one indispensable guide to book collecting. (Key Words: Book Collecting, John Carter, Books, Nicholas Barker, Reference Books).
If the terminology and abbreviations in book descriptions are as foreign to you as the landscape of Mars, here is a book by John Carter to translate the quagmire of mysterious terms and symbols and help to clarify the world of rare books for you. A must-have for the book seller, new or old, and a useful tool for those who love books.
Oct 8, 2009
Basics for Booklovers
IF you love books you will appreciate the ABC.
It provides basic information for inexperienced collector and a lot of unnecessary, but very interesting items for the general reader and book lover.
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