ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter PDF

By John Carter

ISBN-10: 1584561122

ISBN-13: 9781584561125

8th version, thoroughly revised and re-set, with additional info and an advent via Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian type, Fingerprint, booklet, Dentelle. are you able to outline those phrases? If now not, this can be the ebook for you! John Carter's ABC For publication creditors has lengthy been proven because the most pleasurable in addition to the main informative reference ebook at the topic. right here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in size from a unmarried line to numerous pages, can be chanced on definition and research of the technical phrases utilized in booklet accumulating and bibliography, interspersed with salutary reviews on such matters as auctions, , facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, and so forth. This 8th variation has been revised by way of Nicolas Barker, editor of The publication Collector and comprises extra phrases created by way of the advent of web-based accumulating. The ABC For publication creditors keeps its funny personality because the one critical advisor to publication accumulating whereas additionally conserving us up to date with smooth terminology.

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The complete work in this form has been several times reprinted in recent times. Despite its age, Brunet is still valuable as the last and greatest summation of all the desirable books published in Europe from the invention of printing; of some rare books, it remains the sole citation. BUCKRAM A durable bookbinding cloth, sturdily woven (sometimes with a double warp) of linen or cotton threads, and calendered to give it a smooth finish. Originally starch-filled, the current usage of buckram has broadened to include pyroxylin, acrylic, vinyl, and other fillings and coatings.

Type (ii) is probably the commonest, and it varies widely with the character (and prose style) of the cataloguer. g. g. g. ‘This book was, as it were, the first shot in the Marxist revolution’. g. g. ’ Blurbs annoy some collectors, amuse others, possibly influence a few. Good ones are much harder to write than you think. e. any book in hard covers. As commonly used, the term includes the covering of the actual board (usually paper), thus – ‘old marbled boards, calf back’, ‘blue-grey boards, canvas back, Kelmscott style ’, ‘front board detached, but a clean copy’, ‘new boards, leather label’.

But they need be none of these; nor are any of them ipso facto bibliographers. And bibliography, in this same sense, is the systematic description of books according to subject, class, period, author, country or district; or of the products of a particular press or publishing house. Bibliography may be enumerative, analytical or descriptive: ranging in scope and method (see degressive) from a hand-list to a heavily annotated catalogue. The kind which accounts for many of the references in booksellers’ catalogues is the author-bibliography: an account, whether in outline or elaborate, of the printed works of a single author.

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