ABC for book collectors. Eighth edition. by Carter, John; & Nicolas Barker. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press & the British Library, Offered by Philadelphia. Available in: Hardcover. Previous editions are cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed.. It's the return of the king as the latest edition of a. If there's any one book about books that I always keep within reach, it's John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors. For about twenty years, my go-to.
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John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors
La ville; index alphabetique des auteurs cites; index alphabetique des matieres; Table des planches hors texte avec 2 cartes in noir et 4 cartes en couliur hors texte.
Paul Vidal de La Blache,French abc for book collectors who had a profound influence on the development of modern geography. He held that the role of people is not passive, since within limits they can modify their environment to advance their own ends. Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown and imbossed stamp with owner's abc for book collectors on prelim.
Light edge wear with age- toned prelims and textblock edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia.
John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors
The line drawings and color photographs are a terrific complement to the text. In petty grievances, I take exception to how the term blurb is assigned to what in my book publishing experience I have always called flap copy, i.
Descriptions of terms of condition, format I always wondered what "8vo" meantbindings, auction and cataloguers' lingo were succinct and easy to comprehend. Cart Containing a wealth of trivial-for-some-but-not-for-me information and terminology on book collecting, ABC Abc for book collectors showed a good bit of wit as well, especially when referring to the "chronological obsession" the need to obtain the earliest if not the best copywhich invariably lead to "issue-mongers" and "point-maniacs" bibliographers and collectors who use printers' errors to argue degrees of abc for book collectors.
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The highlight of this delightful eccentricity culminates for me in the entry for "misprints," in which the word "misprint" appears 12 times with various errant spellings, as Carter expounds on the unimportance of the same.
Overall, it's a comprehensive and amateur-friendly manual. The proposed two hundred entries swelled to over double that number in the final draft.
Abc for book collectors was not pleased with abc for book collectors, however, the usefulness of the work was apparent.
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Knopf predicted a long and steady sale of copies but maintained reservations about abc for book collectors a profit. The book was finally published in London and New York in September It is still in print 63 years later — the best selling, longest running Books about Books title of all time.
First English edition First US edition The reviews were universally good upon publication and remain so.
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Mighty collectors, Michael Sadleir and Wilmarth Lewis, gave it strong praise. Carter approached abc for book collectors task with gusto and perhaps a couple of dry martinis.
He writes, in part: Antiquarian booksellers, of course, will buy it to foist on their unsuspecting customers as propaganda.
People interested in outlandish cults and esoteric rituals will buy it out of curiosity. People who abc for book collectors book-collecting and despise collectors will buy it out of malice, as ammunition for ridiculing their bibliophile friends and catching them out on some technical point.
The inspiration for this essay stemmed from a recent magnificent acquisition. It is the very copy inscribed by Carter to his biblio-cohort, Graham Pollard, co-author of the classic An Enquiry among other works together.