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ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS 9TH ED by  Nicolas Barker & Simran Thadani  John - Hardcover - 2016 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press (SKU: 120362)

ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS 9TH ED

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ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS 9TH ED

by Carter, John, Nicolas Barker & Simran Thadani

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1584563524
ISBN 13
9781584563525
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New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. Cloth, dust jacket. 5 x 8 inches. Cloth, dust jacket. 264 pages. "Not to be missed, both because it is a beautiful material object but also because it holds important new information. The ninth edition of ABC for Book Collectors is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of images: some beautiful full-color photographs, others clearly labeled black-and-white reference drawings. I know I will be turning to this reference work for years to come." - Laura Estill, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America Ninth edition, completely revised and re-set, with additional information and illustrated with line drawings and color photographs. 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 700 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 salutary comment on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles and fakes, "points", rarity, etc. This ninth edition has been thoroughly revised and re-edited by Nicolas Barker, former Editor of The Book Collector, and Simran Thadani, Executive Director of Letterform Archive. With a new Introduction, it incorporates new terms, additions and amendments and, for the first time, illustrations in black & white and color. 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. ABC for Book Collectors, while keeping us up-to-date with modern terminology, retains its humorous character and importance as the one indispensable guide to book collecting.

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Bookseller
Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
120362
Title
ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS 9TH ED
Author
Carter, John, Nicolas Barker & Simran Thadani
Format/binding
Cloth, dust jacket
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1251
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1584563524
ISBN 13
9781584563525
Publisher
Oak Knoll Press
Place of Publication
New Castle, Delaware
Date published
2016

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About Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press

Oak Knoll Books was founded in 1976 by Bob Fleck, a chemical engineer by training, who let his hobby get the best of him. Somehow making oil refineries more efficient using mathematics and computers paled in comparison to the joy of handling books. Oak Knoll Press, the second part of the business, was established in 1978 as a logical extension of Oak Knoll Books. Oak Knoll Books is a thriving company that maintains an inventory of about 20,000 titles. Our main specialties are books about bibliography, book collecting, book design, book illustration, book selling, bookbinding, bookplates, children's books, Delaware books, fine press books, forgery, graphic arts, libraries, literary criticism, marbling, papermaking, printing history, publishing, typography & type specimens, and writing & calligraphy - plus books about the history of all of these fields.

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shaken
A hardcover in which the text block is loose, but still attached to the binding.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
dentelle
Borders on the inner edge of a book with a lacy pattern, most often gilt.  Popular in France during the 18th century...[more]
e-book
A book which is produced and supplied in an electronic form only, rather than a printed edition, known also as a digital book or...[more]

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