Antiques & Collectibles

Book Finds

Author: Ian C. Ellis

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 319

View: 687

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.
Literary Criticism

The Medieval Book

Author: Barbara A. Shailor

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

View: 760

Originally published by Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1988.
Antiques & Collectibles

Rare Books Uncovered

Author: Rebecca Rego Barry

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 280

View: 604

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.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Rare Book Librarianship: An Introduction and Guide

Author: Steven K. Galbraith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

View: 174

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

Love, Death & Rare Books

Author: Robert Hellenga

Publisher: Open Road Media


Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 106

As times change for the book business, a rare book dealer lives through appraisals, auctions, danger, drama, love, and loss, in this thoughtful novel. Chas. Johnson & Sons, a rare bookstore in Chicago’s Hyde Park, has been in Gabe Johnson’s family for generations. It’s where he learned to love Romantic poetry, and where he found a romance of his own with Olivia. Geared toward a colorful community of serious collectors, the shop has survived competition from big chains, and even a violent attack for stocking The Satanic Verses. But by the time Gabe takes over, Olivia is gone, and the world of books has changed. Internet sellers and gentrifying rents force him to close. Down but not out, Gabe decides to reopen on the shores of Lake Michigan. Secretly, he hopes this new beginning will also be a return into Olivia’s arms. But just as he finds her again, Gabe faces yet another threat to the store—and everything else he holds most dear.
Biography & Autobiography

Rudyard Kipling

Author: David Alan Richards

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

View: 571

This text is organized chronologically, beginning with Kipling's birth in India in 1865 and extending to movies, plays and new editions of his works that have appeared since his death in 1936. The selected items create a timeline of his life and popular works, including 'The Jungle Books' and 'The Just So Stories'.


Author: Richard B. Arkway (New York, N.Y.)




Page: 96

View: 181

Book boxes

Boxes for the Protection of Books

Author: Lage Carlson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing


Category: Book boxes

Page: 224

View: 390

A revised & updated version of the previous 1981 volume, Boxes for the Protection of Rare Books.Ó Designed to meet the needs of book conservators, museum technicians, & curators in libraries & archives who require a practical method for the construction of protective boxes, which provide a safe method for storing, handling, & transporting library materials. Protective boxing affords a non-invasive, cost effective, & archivally sound way of dealing with large numbers of items or entire collections. Covers: simple housings; phased boxes; portfolios; double-tray clam shell box; book box with portfolio smaller/larger than the book.
Antiques & Collectibles

Genre Terms

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries. Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. Standards Committee

Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 78

View: 587

Biography & Autobiography

Nabokov's Butterfly and Other Stories of Great Authors and Rare Books

Author: R. A. Gekoski

Publisher: Da Capo Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 822

A collector of rare books shares his personal experiences with twenty important volumes and other literary items, including a signed copy of Sylvia Plath's The Colossus, a copy of Nabokov's Lolita from Graham Greene, and the sale of J. R. R. Tolkien's college gown.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Binding Terms

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries. Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. Standards Committee

Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 37

View: 117


Rare Earth

Author: Peter D. Ward

Publisher: Springer


Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 452

What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.