Principles of bibliographical description.
by Bowers, Fredson
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Reprint of of the 1949 classic on bibliographical theory and application, here with an introduction by Thomas Tanselle. Blue paperback; top edge soot-darkened with some top margins slightly affected, front bottom corner of cover creased across with some soiling there also. A good working copy at a much reduced price.
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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- Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M) (US)
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- Principles of bibliographical description.
- Bowers, Fredson
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- St. Paul's Bibliographies; Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Del.
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- Date published
- 8vo (22.8 cm; 9"). xxv, , 505 pp.
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