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: 5983

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.
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: 6246

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

Collected Books

The Guide to Identification and Values

Author: Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn


ISBN: 1883060141

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 817

View: 8358

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

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: 395

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: 4121

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

Rare Books Uncovered

True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places

Author: Rebecca Rego Barry

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760361584

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 264

View: 7646

Precious old books found in unlikely places, from the family that avoided foreclosure through a book in their attic to a copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle in a local fundraiser.

John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors

Author: John Carter,Nicolas Barker,Simran Thadani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584563525

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 4095

Revised edition of: ABC for book collectors / John Carter. Eighth edition. 2004.
Antiques & Collectibles

The ABC's of ABC Ware

Author: Davida Shipkowitz,Irving Shipkowitz

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764315374

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 320

View: 1994

Twenty-six alphabetically arranged chapters examine the graphics found on children's alphabet ware, along with fascinating histories of the nineteenth century firms that produced it. Ceramic plates, metal table and flatware, glass dishes, and mugs all reflect Victorian era styles. Includes detailed text, measurements, manufacturers and marks, circa dates, current values, extensive bibliography, and index.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Mysterious Marbler

Author: James Sumner,Richard J. Wolfe

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9781584562696

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 131

View: 6816

"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.

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: 967

Juvenile Fiction

R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book

Author: Tad Hills

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0553522302

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 444

Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to drawing a colorful caterpillar with crayons, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here's an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.

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: 5951

"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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

ABC Book

Author: C. B. Falls

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486794318

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4544

Classic 1920s picture book features beautiful poster art images of animals. Each letter is represented by a full-page color woodcut, from the familiar (Bear, Cat) to the exotic (Ibis, Unicorn).
Social Science

White Magic

The Age of Paper

Author: Lothar Müller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745681832

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 5902

Paper is older than the printing press, and even in its unprinted state it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes and accounting books it was indispensible to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Müller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, James Joyce and Paul Valéry. Müller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting and legal pads. We think we understand the ?Gutenberg era?, but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Müller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world.
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: 1340

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.
Caribbean, English-speaking

Caribbean Alphabet

Author: Frané Lessac

Publisher: MacMillan Caribbean

ISBN: 9780230731271

Category: Caribbean, English-speaking

Page: 32

View: 8749

This title contains a collection of colourful paintings, each devoted to a letter of the alphabet portraying scenes from Caribbean life with each subject featured beginning with the same letter.