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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition. by  Allen and Patricia Ahearn - Hardcover - Later Printing - 1995 - from Ravenroost Books and Biblio.com

Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.

by Ahearn, Allen and Patricia

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. viii.480 pgs. Fine hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, binding tight. Another timeless handbook for collectors, librarians and booksellers. With 3,500 titles, an additional 2,000 titles have been added to the previous 1989 edition. The 1978, 1986 and 1993 prices are included, as well as new sections on prizes and lists such as Pulitzers, Bookers, Edgars, Hugos, National Book Awards, Caldecotts, PEN/Faulkners, Nebulas, Newberys and Burgess. You are guided on which books to collect, how to identify first editions, evaluate condition and care for your collection. Contents: Introduction, Book Collecting, What to Collect: First Editions, Proofs and Advanced Review Copies, Limited Editions, Paperbacks or Paperwraps, Literary Prize Winners, High Spots in Literature, Sources For Books, Knowledgable Buying, Some Suggestions, First Edition Identification by Publisher, Using This Guide, Appendices: Pseudonyms, Book Dealers, Auction Houses, Selected Bibliography of Works Consulted. ISBN 0399140492. #2472.. Later Printing. Cloth Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 6.25 x 9.5 Inches.


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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
G
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
First Edition
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