Darmstadt: Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen, 1972. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 374, (2) pages. An introduction to book collecting for amateurs and professionals, based on the author's experience. Indexed. With bookplate of private collector's club stamped "withdrawn." READ MORE
(Paducah, KY): Collector Books, (1992). small 4to. pictorial paper-covered boards. 368 pages. Fourth edition. An easy reference guide listing 25,000 old books arranged alphabetically by author. Each listing includes title, date of publication, condition and current market value. READ MORE
New York: Fleet Publishing Corp. (1962). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 415 pages. First edition, second printing. Reference for more than 2,500 rare books. Eighty-eight selected illustrated title pages. Minor tears along edge of jacket and with chipping and pieces missing. READ MORE
(London, England): Breese Books, (1993). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 228 pages. First edition. Table of contents, publisher's foreward, introduction, index. A compilation of information regarding modern first editions and how to determine their worth. Over 30 specific authors are listed with a table of their works and estimated value. Virginia Woolfe, John Steinbeck, and George Powell to name a few. READ MORE
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
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 5 x 8 inches. Cloth, dust jacket. 264 pages. "Not to be missed, both because it is a beautiful material object but also because it holds important new information. The ninth edition of ABC for Book Collectors is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of images: some beautiful full-color photographs, others clearly labeled black-and-white reference drawings. I know I will be turning to this reference work for years to... READ MORE
Sixth Edition with additions and corrections by Nicolas Barker.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, (1994). 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. 219 pages. Sixth Edition with additions and corrections by Nicolas Barker. Reprint of sixth edition with additions and corrections by Nicolas Barker. See S-K 1602 for binding references. Shaken! Unsophisticated! Harleian Style! Fingerprint! Yapp! Dentelle! Can you define these terms? If not this is the book for you! John Carter's ABC For Book Collectorshas long been established as the most enjoyable as well as... READ MORE
London: Granada, (1985). small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 219 pages. Reprint of the sixth edition, revised with corrections and additions by Nicolas Barker. Barker has incorporated the changes John Carter was about to make on this edition before his death and includes changes of his own. With many binding terms defined. Some wrinkling of jacket spine. READ MORE
New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1948. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 203 pages. First U.S. edition. Two main sections; the evolution of book collecting and the method of book collecting. A classic book in the field.Jacket with chipping along edges and small piece missing along bottom of front cover and spine. READ MORE
Paris: Ernest Flammarion, n.d. (circa 1920s). 12mo. quarter brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, four raised bands, with original paper wrappers bound-in. 254, (2) pages. Extracted by Cim from his five-volume work, l'Encyclopédie du Livre (Flammarion, 1905-8). Includes discussions of paper, format, printing, binding, arrangement of libraries, bibliographic classification. Several illustrations of contemporary book shelving. Leather rubbed on spine. Printed on cheaper paper. READ MORE
London: Orbis Publishing Limited, (1984). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 318 pages. 32 pages of photographs. A revised and updated version of the 1977 edition. This lists all the modern authors with bibliographical details and indicates the value of each title in both English and American editions. "Scale of Values" bookmark loosely inserted. READ MORE
(London): MacDonald Orbis, (1987). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 336 pages and separate plates of illustrations, some in color. Third edition. This lists all the modern authors with bibliographical details and indicates the value of each title in both English and American editions. Inscribed by author on title page. READ MORE
Oxford: Phaidon Christie's, (1984). 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 224 pages. First edition. Provides information on a wide range of topics of importance to beginning collectors as well as a good review for those with more experience. With numerous black and white illustrations throughout, bibliographies, directory of associations and an index. READ MORE
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1931. 8vo. blue boards, paper spine labels, slipcase. (ii), xii, 198; (xii), 199-350 pages. 2 volumes. First edition, limited to 365 numbered and signed copies. (Webber p.53). Profusely illustrated. Currie was the editor of the Ladies Home Journal and an enthusiastic book collector. With chapters on The Beginning Urge, How Collectors Happen, and a chapter on Dickens. The frontispiece picture entitled "The Bibliomaniac's Wife" should be owned by all. Bookplate... READ MORE