ABC for Book Collectors

Author: John Carter,Nicolas Barker

Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library

ISBN: 9781584561125

Category: Reference

Page: 232

View: 7730

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

Collected Books

The Guide to Identification and Values

Author: Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn


ISBN: 1883060141

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 817

View: 7341

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).
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dictionary of the Book

A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others

Author: Sidney E. Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442263407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 6900

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.
Antiques & Collectibles

Modern Book Collecting

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

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628732423

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 276

View: 9280

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

Rare Book Librarianship: An Introduction and Guide

Author: Steven K. Galbraith,Geoffrey D. Smith,Joel B. Silver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

View: 7362

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
Antiques & Collectibles

How to Buy Rare Books

A Practical Guide to the Antiquarian Book Market

Author: William Rees Mogg

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 159

View: 2706

Explains how to start a book collection, describes the qualities which make antique books valuable, and discusses book printing, binding, and storage

Books Will Speak Plain

A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings

Author: Julia Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979797477

Category: Art

Page: 632

View: 9658


A New Introduction to Bibliography

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: Winchester, UK : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9781584560364

Category: Reference

Page: 438

View: 5787

"First published in 1972 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted with corrections by Oak Knoll Press/St. Paul's Bibliographies in 1995. Reprinted in 2000, 2002, 2006 & 2007"--T.p. verso.
Bokväsen - Uppslagsbok

Encyclopedia of the Book

Author: Geoffrey Ashall Glaister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780712304900

Category: Bokväsen - Uppslagsbok

Page: 551

View: 3750

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.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Invention of Rare Books

Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600–1840

Author: David McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108428320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 462

View: 3536

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

Rare Finds

A Guide to Book Collecting

Author: David Bauman,Natalie Bauman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615153162

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 106

View: 9385

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.
Antiques & Collectibles

Van Patten's ABC's of Collecting Nippon Porcelain

Identification and Values

Author: Joan Van Patten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574324488

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 317

View: 1447

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.
Antiques & Collectibles

Book Finds

How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books

Author: Ian C. Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532382

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 319

View: 3268

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.
Juvenile Fiction

R is for Rocket

An ABC Book

Author: Tad Hills

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books

ISBN: 0553522280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2640

Rocket the dog, Bella the squirrel, Owl, and other friends discover the alphabet, from acorns and an angry alligator to a zig zag drawn by the Little Yellow Bird.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Mysterious Marbler

Author: James Sumner,Richard J. Wolfe

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9781584562696

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 131

View: 663

"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.
Antiques & Collectibles

Rare Books and Special Collections

Author: Sidney E. Berger

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555709648

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 537

View: 2049

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.