Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm, xvii, 265 pp, ills. From the blurb: "Following in the tradition of John Carter, Graham Pollard, and Michael Sadleir, Book Talk: Essays on Books, Booksellers, Collecting and Special Collections takes the reader on a tour of some major ideas and controversies now current in the rare book world Robert H. Jackson has assembled these writings by an eminent group of scholars, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and collectors that address issues facing contemporary society Topics such as the future of the book in a printed format, the complexities of special collections, the role of the rare book dealer in the twenty-first century, the Internet and collecting trends are some of the issues discussed. This important work belongs on the bookshelf of all book lovers." Contents include: Introduction: what is the fellowship of American bibliophilic societies? , by Lawrence N. Siegler; The past, present, and future of the book, by Jason Epstein; "Only copy known": random reflections on rarity, by Bruce Whiteman; Books that everyone has forgotten: some preliminary notes on low spots in literature, by Garrett Scott; The pre-socratic project and remarks on the philosophical side of fine printing, by Peter Rutledge Koch; The woodcut in Ferrara in the late fifteenth century, by Daniel De Simone; Aurora Australis (1908), edited by Ernest H. Shackleton: a new description of the first state of the first book published on the Antarctic continent, by Martin L. Greene; The messiah factor in bookselling, by Tom Congalton; American antiquarian book trade: yesterday, today, and tomorrow, by John Crichton; Adventures of a bookseller, by Priscilla Juvelis; Roxburghe to eBay: a brief survey of the way books change hands, by Peter Kraus; Some thoughts on the maturing of the rare book market, by Ken Lopez; My adventures in academe, by Anthony Garnett; Will the book collector of today be the donor of tomorrow? , by Robert H. Jackson; The book collector builds a life, by Arthur L. Schwarz; The future of book collecting, by Paul T. Ruxin; What can a librarian do? , by Roger E. Stoddard; The embarrassment of riches: collecting trends in institutional special collections, by Samuel Streit; I didn't know you had that! -resuscitating special collections, by Geoffrey D. Smith.
Fine in fine jacket. First edition, 2006, hardcover with gilt stamped maroon cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 265pp., illustrated in b&w. Book fine, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ fine, now in archival mylar wrap.
267 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. BOOKS ON BOOKS. Takes the reader on a tour of some major ideas and controversies in the rare book world. Topics such as the future of the book in printed format, the complexities of special collections, the role of the rare book dealer in the twenty-first century, the Internet and collecting trends are some of the issues discussed. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Robert H. Jackson, Book Collecting, Carol Z. Rothkopf, Books, Jason Epstein, Booksellers, Woodcuts, Bookstores, Ernest H. Shackleton, William Shakespeare, Rare Books, Libraries, Manuscripts, Internet, Grolier Club, First Editions, Ferrara, Brick Row Book Shop, Catalogues, Book Fairs, J. P. di Bergomensis, Auctions).
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