Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library
John Carter's classic ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable and informative reference work on book terminology. Here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found the definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with insightful comments on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles, fakes, points, rarity, organizations, etc. -- Book Jacket.
Antiques & Collectibles by Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn
An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).
A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others
Author: Sidney E. Berger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Finally, here is the definitive glossary of the book, offering readers all the terms they will need for thorough understanding of how books are made, the materials they are made of, and how they are described in the bookselling, book collecting, and library worlds. Every key term --- over 1,300 different words --- that could be used in booksellers’ catalogs, library records, and collectors’ descriptions of their holdings is represented in this dictionary. This authoritative source covers all areas of book knowledge: the book as physical object, typeface terminology, paper, printing, book collecting, book design, bibliography, calligraphy, t he language of manuscripts, writing implements, librarianship, legal issues, the parts of a book, and much more. The definitions are supplemented by more than 100 illustrations showing the book as a physical object: parts of books, kinds of illustrations, kinds of printing techniques, tools that librarians, booksellers, and collectors refer to that are used in the making of books, kinds of binding structures and decoration, kinds of paper decoration, and other things.
A Basic Guide to All Aspects of Book Collecting—What to Collect, Who to Buy from Auctions, Bibliographies, Care, Fakes and Forgeries, Investments, Donations, Definitions, and More
Author: Robert A. Wilson
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the basic questions a book lover and collector might have—what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and rarity of books, and more. With a handy dictionary of terms used in auction and dealer catalogs and a new section on Internet resources, this is a must-have guide for book lovers.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Steven K. Galbraith,Geoffrey D. Smith,Joel B. Silver
Author: Steven K. Galbraith,Geoffrey D. Smith,Joel B. Silver
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Successfully managing rare book collections requires very specific knowledge and skills. This handbook provides that essential information in a single volume. • Provides a bibliography of reference resources for rare book librarians • Includes sidebars with examples drawn from real-life experience
A reissue of this reference guide containing over 3000 alphabetically-arranged definitions of terms. It has been supplied with a new introduction by Donald Farren. Previously named Glaister's Glossary of the Book, it contains facts on bookbinding, printing, paper-making and related trades.
Explores how the idea of rare books was shaped by collectors, traders and libraries from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Using examples from across Europe, David McKitterick looks at how rare books developed from being desirable objects of largely private interest to become public and even national concerns.
Antiques & Collectibles by David Bauman,Natalie Bauman
Rare Finds is a friendly, wide-ranging introduction to the world of rare book collecting. It is intended for those with a budding interest in this exciting field rather than simply professional booksellers and librarians. The guide contains an easy-to-use Glossary as well as sections devoted to Frequently Asked Questions, Book Production, and Format. Lavishly illustrated, it includes chapters on all major collecting areas.
Joan Van Patten This book is the Nippon book for collectors and dealers. Nippon guru Joan Van Patten, author of a seven-volume series on Nippon porcelain as well as Nippon Dolls & Playthings, Celluloid Treasures of the Victorian Era, and two volumes of the Collector's Encyclopedia of Noritake, has produced the ultimate book on this popular Japanese porcelain. Historical information is included, as well as the different designs and techniques that were used. A variety of patterns, designs, decors, and various scenes are showcased. A big chapter on reproductions is also included, and hundreds of backstamps are shown. As the subtitle of the book suggests, this volume is arranged alphabetically by piece. As always, current collector values are provided for every item shown. Hundreds of photographs of vases, tea sets, candlesticks, trays, creamers, plates, urns, and many other types of dishes are featured. Joan Van Patten, co-founder and past president of the International Nippon Collector's Club, is a qualified, trustworthy source for every Nippon collector, and her books are always considered required reading.
A thorough, insider's guide to book collecting explains how to find used and rare books, offering tips on buying and selling books on the Internet, identifying first editions and reader's copies, finding valuable books, and more, and provides a detailed index of more than one thousand of the most collectible books today. Original.
"Third printing of James Sumner's 1854 marbling manual, which includes specific information on various types of marbling and recipes for their creation. A further note on the English marbling tradition and thirteen tipped-in exhibits of marbled papers are also included"--Provided by publisher.
From cuneiform, coins, and codices to prints, drawings, photographs, and maps, departments of rare books and special collections are the premier repositories of significant printed and manuscript works and artifacts. Entrusted with the responsibility of preserving the records of history and culture, these institutions enable access to millions of source materials. Berger, a veteran of rare book and special collections, offers a landmark examination of this field, aimed at practitioners in the library field, instructors teaching courses on the subject, booksellers, private collectors, historians, bibliophiles, and others involved in rare and unique materials. Showing readers everything they need to know about rare books and special collections, this wide-ranging book offers coverage of such key topics as: the profession's history and its relevance in the face of an increasingly digital world; archives' relationship to the special collections department and their role in the wider institution; collection development, cataloging, processing, physical layout, and other operational functions, with coverage of acquisition sources and methods; what everyone needs to know about the physical materials in their care, including preservation, conservation, and restoration, storage, handling, and security; reference and outreach services, including a look at exhibitions and tours; fundraising and financial management; legal and ethical issues; forgeries, fakes, and facsimiles; bibliography and its impact on the rare book world, including a look at booksellers, donors, and auctions; the present state of books in our digital environment; the vocabulary of the trade. Rare Books and Special Collections presents a meticulous and systematic understanding of this growing field.