ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter

By John Carter

8th variation, thoroughly revised and re-set, with additional info and an advent by way of Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian sort, Fingerprint, booklet, Dentelle. are you able to outline those phrases? If now not, this is often the ebook for you! John Carter's ABC For publication creditors has lengthy been verified because the most pleasurable in addition to the main informative reference e-book at the topic. the following, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in size from a unmarried line to numerous pages, will be chanced on definition and research of the technical phrases utilized in booklet amassing and bibliography, interspersed with salutary reviews on such topics as auctions, situation, facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, and so forth. This 8th version has been revised via Nicolas Barker, editor of The ebook Collector and comprises extra phrases created via the creation of web-based gathering. The ABC For ebook creditors keeps its funny personality because the one quintessential advisor to e-book amassing whereas additionally maintaining us up to date with glossy terminology.

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Print-sellers and fashionable interior-designers would no doubt plead the greatest happiness of the greatest number, if they were to give any thought to the matter. Except for bulky encyclopaedias and the like, most booksellers dislike breaking-up a complete book (incomplete copies are another matter: see leafbook); but this respect for an entity seldom survives a market development which makes separate plates easier to sell and more profitable. The breaking up of atlases has been a more serious loss to scholarship.

Blind impression, a term invented by incunabulists but now more widely used, refers to the impress of bearer type on a blank page, or part of a page, which sometimes throws light on the circumstances of the book’s printing or on the identity of its neighbour in the press. B LO C K , B LO C K E D , B LO C K I N G (1) In binding terminology, a block is a piece or plate of metal, without a handle, bearing an engraved design for decorating the covers of a book, and intended to be used in a press. The process of applying these is known as blocking, and the press used is a blocking or arming press.

This is not merely for the comparing of prices: it is for the contributions to scholarship, bibliographical and other, which responsible antiquarian booksellers have made, and make, every year. 50 (A) ABC text 10-73 16/5/06 10:21 Page 51 The citation of examples is too invidious a task to be pursued as fully as it deserves. Let three, then, suffice: the series Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica prepared for Henry Sotheran & Co. : A Collection of Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Original Drawings, etc.

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