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ABC for Book Collectors 8th Editionby John Carter
Synopses & Reviews
Eighth edition, completely revised and re-set, with additional information and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker.
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, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, 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.
This eighth edition has been revised by Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector and incorporates additional words created by the introduction of web-based collecting. The ABC For Book Collectors retains its humorous character as the one indispensable guide to book collecting while also keeping us up-to-date with modern terminology. Co-published with The British Library.
Book News Annotation:
<:st> Previous editions are cited in . It's the return of the king as the latest edition of a classic—the first complete revision of Carter's text, originally published in 1952—arrives with new information and an introduction by Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector since 1965. Among other changes, the edition adds words created by the introduction of Web-based bookselling (eBay, for instance, rates its own entry), but Barker deftly maintains the original's wry charm. Co-published with The British Library.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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