Discovering Book Collecting.

Chidley, J.

ISBN 10: 0747803870 / ISBN 13: 9780747803874
Verlag: Shire Publications, Princes Risborough, 2004 reprint of 1998 second edition, 2004
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Laminated illustrated wrappers, small 8vo, 18 cm, 128 pp, ills. From the blurb: "This book sets out to show that .there are few pastimes as fascinating, enjoyable and rewarding for the enthusiast of modest means as collecting books. It explains plainly the often obscure terminology used in describing books, elucidating such perplexing terms as 'foxed', 'unopened', 'unsophisticated' and 'disbound', explaining where to find the 'title- page', the 'fly-leaf' and the 'colophon', as well as showing the collector how to detect a 'first edition', distinguish between 'original boards' and 'contemporary tree-calf ' and collate his books to check for completeness. A concise history of printing in the West, with particular reference to printing in England from Caxton to Morris, is followed by a list of suggested subjects for the collector with limited funds, and a useful checklist for further study." Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction to printing and terminology; 2. Practical experience; 3. The history of early printing; 4. From Caxton to Dickens; 5. Travel and topographical books; 6. Children's books; 7. Bindings; 8. Press books ; 9. Illustrated books ; 10. Populär editions and series; 11. Modern first editions; 12. Ideas; 13. Glossary of terms; Bibliography; Index. Near Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-38837

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Titel: Discovering Book Collecting.

Verlag: Shire Publications, Princes Risborough, 2004 reprint of 1998 second edition

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Soft cover

Auflage: 1st Edition


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