ABC for Book Collectors

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Oak Knoll Press, 1995 - Bibliography - 224 pages
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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 450 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with salutory comment on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, etc. This seventh edition, revised and with a new introduction by Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector, incorporates additions and amendments which he has accumulated since the last edition was updated fourteen years ago. Nicolas Barker worked with his friend John Carter revising the ABC up to the latter's death in 1975 and has faithfully preserved the spirit of the original. The ABC thus retains its character as an indispensable guide to book collecting.

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User Review  - Dan Mccormack - Goodreads

Great reference work on the language of books and book collecting. Read full review

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Had to read this for a summer class on the history of the book. Written dictionary style it was a bit of a slog to get through, but it also had some dry British humor mixed in. The entry for "misprints" was actually hilarious. Useful if you plan on collecting old books. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
10
Section 3
11
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

John Carter is a professor of sociology at the University of Teesside. He is the editor of Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare. Dave Morland is a professor of sociology and philosophy at the University of Teesside. He is the author of Demanding the Impossible? Human Nature and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Social Anarchism.

Barker is a Deputy Keeper at the British Library.

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