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9780747803874 / 0747803870

Discovering Book Collecting (Shire Discovering)

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Publisher:Shire

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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There are few pastimes as fascinating, enjoy able and rewarding for the enthusiast of modest means as col lecting books. A concise history of printing is followed by a list of suggested subjects for the collector with limited funds. It explains painly 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 'contempoary tree-calf' and collage his books to check for completeness.

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