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Principles Of Bibliographical Description by  Fredson Bowers - Paperback - Revised Edition; Fifth Printing - 2005 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. (SKU: 12940)

Principles Of Bibliographical Description

Principles Of Bibliographical Description by  Fredson Bowers - Paperback - Revised Edition; Fifth Printing - 2005 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. (SKU: 12940)

Principles Of Bibliographical Description

by Bowers, Fredson

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New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press. Fine. 2005. Revised Edition; Fifth Printing. Softcover. Reprinting of the first edition with a new introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle in Fine condition; "Fredson Bowers's Principles is one of the indisputable classics of twentieth-century scholarship. When it was first published in 1949, it immediately became the standard guide...providing for the first time a comprehensive manual for the description of printed books as physical objects. " (from the Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle) .

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From the text: "The craze for first impressions of first editions, and first issues of first impressions of first editions, and first states of first impressions of first editions, has occasionally resulted in speculation and bibliographical absurdity among collectors and dealers.... Any minor change made in the course of the original printing is immediately seized on as constituting an 'issue.' A trial binding used for perhaps twenty copies of salesmen's samples becomes a rare 'first issue.'"

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Bookseller Inventory #
12940
Title
Principles Of Bibliographical Description
Author
Bowers, Fredson
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Edition
Revised Edition; Fifth Printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Oak Knoll Press
Place of Publication
New Castle, DE
Date published
2005
Bookseller catalogs
Business; Books On Books;

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