ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter PDF

By John Carter

ISBN-10: 1584561122

ISBN-13: 9781584561125

8th version, thoroughly revised and re-set, with additional info and an creation by way of Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian type, Fingerprint, booklet, Dentelle. are you able to outline those phrases? If no longer, this can be the ebook for you! John Carter's ABC For e-book creditors has lengthy been verified because the most delightful in addition to the main informative reference booklet at the topic. right here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in size from a unmarried line to numerous pages, will be stumbled on definition and research of the technical phrases utilized in ebook gathering and bibliography, interspersed with salutary reviews on such matters as auctions, , facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, and so forth. This 8th version has been revised by way of Nicolas Barker, editor of The publication Collector and comprises extra phrases created by way of the advent of web-based gathering. The ABC For publication creditors keeps its funny personality because the one quintessential advisor to e-book gathering whereas additionally retaining us updated with sleek terminology.

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G. Westley, Burn, Edmonds and Remnant – during the middle and later decades of the 19th century, and was almost invariably placed at the inside lower corner of the back paste-down endpaper. These tickets have some evidential value to bibliographers as a record of the primary (or secondary) binding and should always be recorded. (3) Booksellers’ tickets served the same purpose as the binder’s, as a modest advertisement; they began about the same time, and have only recently become extinct. They are of interest to the collector as an index of the distribution of the book, and, with all due caution, if as sometimes the name of the bookseller is followed by the words ‘stationer and bookbinder’, as evidence of where the book was bound, if not by whom (see pallet).

Hobson, J. B. Oldham, Ernst Kyriss, Tammaro de Marinis, L. M. Michon, Charles Ramsden, H. M. Nixon, Mirjam Foot, Janos Szirmai, Chris Clarkson, or Nicholas Pickwoad, and others whose work shows that the practitioners of the bibliopegic art in Europe, down to the early 19th century at any rate, are by now beginning to be properly documented. The contributions of Seymour de Ricci or Gordon Duff, the catalogues of such collectors as Madame Whitney Hoff, J. W. Hely Hutchinson and Major J. R. Abbey, and those of such special exhibitions as those held in the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1957–8 and at the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1971 extend the list.

Binder’s dummies, having served their purposes, are sometimes passed on to the author, who may use them for other purposes. 39 (A) ABC text 10-73 16/5/06 10:21 Page 40 BINDING, BINDINGS This is a common subject-heading in booksellers’ and auctioneers’ catalogues. Fine bindings have been long and actively collected, and often therefore very highly priced. But until the days of Weale and Gottlieb (say 1890–1910) research into binding history, and critical attention to individual craftsmen and their patrons, lagged so far behind enthusiasm that no statements made by anyone else before 1920 should be taken for granted.

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