Reading matter: a rabid bibliophile's adventures among old & rare books

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Oak Knoll Press, Jun 1, 2000 - Antiques & Collectibles - 189 pages
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This work is a series of essays on the joys and challenges of collecting rare and old books. Jack Matthews, a confessed rabid bibliophile, author, teacher, collector and nationally-known literary critic, offers a fascinating collection of twelve personal essays about book collecting that runs the gamut from profound to humorous. Matthews delivers book collecting tips for the aspiring as well as the established book collector. The most widely asked bibliophile question, "What makes a book a collectible?" is one of many questions that are discussed. This work is a wonderland of the author's experiences, rich in personal testimony and observations.

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Delightful essays. "It has my unqualified endorsement." An intimate, cordial style, an extremely entertaining read. He introduces and describes numerous writers that I'd like to go to. 18..Biblical ... Read full review


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