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ABC for Book Collectors Hardcover – June 1, 2004
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It's important for historians (grad student or no) to familiarize themselves with this terminology. "All the terms and abbreviation in the book can be found on the Internet," notes the aforementioned grad student. Whoa! The great hulking trash barge that is the Internet does indeed pull up search terms for all of Carter's entries, but I don't trust them to be accurate. Many book-collecting terms are highly subjective ("first edition," for instance) and I'd never rely on an unvetted digital source for an accurate description if I knew nothing of the subject. You can trust John Carter's book. It should be handy on the bookshelf of every bibliophile. You'll find yourself reaching for it a lot. -Dan Lewis, Ph.D., Curator of the History of Science, the Huntington Library.
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This is absolutely fantastic if you are trying to get into the book publishing world. This is a dictionary of terms that you need to know if you don't want to look ignorant in the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by MCAT
An A to Z book on book collecting is nice to have on the shelf. The first few pages were particularly interesting as each page is identified with the correct jargon. Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Tanya Laws
A must-have for anyone interested in book collecting or selling. An interesting read for anyone and a primer on how books should be described correctly.Published on January 4, 2014 by thomas w zimmerman
I bought this book for a course I am taking. It is every helpful for an librarian, book collector, or bibliophile. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Kathryn Kuntz