ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter

By John Carter

8th version, thoroughly revised and re-set, with more information and an creation by way of Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian sort, Fingerprint, publication, Dentelle. are you able to outline those phrases? If now not, this is often the booklet for you! John Carter's ABC For e-book creditors has lengthy been demonstrated because the most pleasurable in addition to the main informative reference ebook at the topic. the following, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in size from a unmarried line to a number of pages, should be came upon definition and research of the technical phrases utilized in publication gathering and bibliography, interspersed with salutary reviews on such topics as auctions, , facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, and so forth. This 8th version has been revised by way of Nicolas Barker, editor of The ebook Collector and comprises extra phrases created via the creation of web-based amassing. The ABC For publication creditors keeps its funny personality because the one quintessential consultant to booklet amassing whereas additionally maintaining us updated with glossy terminology.

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This will normally be cited simply by the name of the bibliographer; so that readers who find attached to the description of a book by Donne the bare reference ‘Keynes 27’, to one by Gibbon, ‘Norton 12’ or to a copy of Willa Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl 1940, ‘Crane A22’, may safely assume that these are the compilers of the standard bibliographies of those authors. They have, further, the right to assume that, unless anything is said to the contrary, the copy in question conforms exactly, in collation and all other material details (the binding excepted, if earlier than c.

G. single plays extracted from an imperfect Shakespeare folio, or single books from a 1611 Bible. The term breaker is also sometimes applied to anyone who habitually does so. T H E B R I T I S H M U S E U M C ATA LO G U E O F B O O K S P R I N T E D I N T H E F I F T E E N T H C E N T U RY The first volume published in 1908: still in progress. Although this is only one of many special catalogues issued by the British Museum in addition to its general catalogue, it is the one most commonly cited by booksellers, usually by the abbreviation BMC.

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. Those who are curious, as they should be, about functional as well as decorative developments must consult Graham Pollard’s paper on ‘Changes in the Style of Book-binding, 1550–1830’ (The Library, June, 1956), which has been freely pillaged in the present manual; and Bernard C.

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