Seventh Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian Style, Fingerprint, Yapp, Dentelle.
Can you define these terms? If not this is the book for you!
John Carter's 'ABC For Book Collectors' has long been established as the most enjoyable as well as the most informative reference book on the subject.
Here in over 450 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with salutary comment on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles and fakes, `points', rarity, etc.
This seventh edition has been revised by Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector and incorporates additions and amendments which he has accumulated since the last edition was updated fourteen years ago.
Also, for the first time, this book has been entirely re-set and a new introduction by Nicolas Barker has been added.
The ABC For Book Collectors thus retains its character as the one indispensable guide to book collecting.
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