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Among the Gently Mad

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A field guide for the modern book collector

From the author of A Gentle Madness-a book with more than seventy thousand copies in print that delighted bibliophiles everywhere-comes a twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that deals with both the traditional methods of acquisition and the electronic tools now available on the Internet.

Sharing the superb insight he has gathered from booksellers over the years, Nicholas Basbanes offers a refresher course on the fundamentals that endure, while questioning certain practices of doubtful validity. Topics include how to determine if a book is a first edition, how to spot book club editions, the importance of dust jackets, scouting the flea markets, how to work the book fairs, and the importance of handling the goods, as well as discussing less tangible issues like spotting trends and having a focus. Then he takes a long look at the pros and cons of Internet buying, illuminating how you can use these electronic tools to your advantage and making this the book no modern collector will want to be without.

Synopsis:

From the author of "A Gentle Madness" comes a 21st-century guide to book collecting that deals with the traditional methods of acquisition and the electronic tools now available on the Internet. Topics include how to determine if a book is a first edition, the importance of dust jackets, scouting flea markets, how to work book fairs, and the importance of handling the goods. Photo insert.

About the Author

Nicholas Basbanes is the author of A Gentle Madness (0-8050-6176-2) and Patience & Fortitude. He lives in North Grafton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805051599
Subtitle:
Strategies and Perspectives for the Book Hunter in the 21st Century
Author:
Basbanes, Nicholas
Author:
Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Books
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Computer network resources
Subject:
Book collecting
Subject:
Antiquarian booksellers
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
20021112
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pp. b, &, w insert
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.50x5.82x.94 in. .98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of "A Gentle Madness" comes a 21st-century guide to book collecting that deals with the traditional methods of acquisition and the electronic tools now available on the Internet. Topics include how to determine if a book is a first edition, the importance of dust jackets, scouting flea markets, how to work book fairs, and the importance of handling the goods. Photo insert.
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