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PRINCIPLES OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION by  Fredson Bowers - Paperback - 2012 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press (SKU: 40520)

PRINCIPLES OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION

PRINCIPLES OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION by  Fredson Bowers - Paperback - 2012 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press (SKU: 40520)

PRINCIPLES OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION

by Bowers, Fredson

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1884718000
ISBN 13
9781884718007
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Winchester and New Castle, Delaware: St Paul's Bibliographies and Oak Knoll Press, 2012. stiff paper wrappers. Bibliography. thick 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xvi, 505 pages. With a new introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle. Reprint of the first edition. One of the indisputable classics of 20th-century scholarship, Bowers's work is one of the standard guides on the subject, providing a comprehensive manual for the description of printed books as physical objects. Although there has been much activity in descriptive bibliography since then, Principles still holds its place as the central book to which those engaged in bibliographical work continually return.

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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
Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
40520
Title
PRINCIPLES OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION
Author
Bowers, Fredson
Illustrator
Bibliography
Format/binding
Stiff paper wrappers
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
32
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1884718000
ISBN 13
9781884718007
Publisher
St Paul's Bibliographies and Oak Knoll Press
Place of Publication
Winchester and New Castle, Delaware
Date published
2012

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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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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
G
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