Eighth US Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, (2013). tall 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. 232 pages. Eighth US Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Eighth edition, completely revised and re-set, with additional information and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian Style, Fingerprint, E-book, Dentelle. Can you define these terms? If not, this is the book for you! John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable..... READ MORE
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John Carter's classical ABC book
Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable and informative reference work on book terminology. Here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found the definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with insightful comments on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles, fakes, points, rarity, organizations, etc.. This eighth edition, revised and expanded, and with a new introduction by Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector, incorporates additions and amendments which have accumulated since the last edition was updated for Oak Knoll Press. The advent of the World Wide Web has created its own lexicon of new bibliographical terms that have also been incorporated into this new edition. Nicolas Barker worked with his friend John Carter revising the ABC up to the latter's death in 1975 and has faithfully preserved the subtle wit and spirit of the original. The ABC thus retains its character as an indispensible guide to book collecting.