By John Carter
8th version, thoroughly revised and re-set, with additional info and an advent by way of Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian sort, Fingerprint, ebook, Dentelle. are you able to outline those phrases? If now not, this can be the booklet for you! John Carter's ABC For publication creditors has lengthy been confirmed because the most delightful 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 numerous pages, will be discovered definition and research of the technical phrases utilized in ebook accumulating and bibliography, interspersed with salutary reviews on such topics as auctions, situation, facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, and so on. This 8th version has been revised through Nicolas Barker, editor of The booklet Collector and comprises extra phrases created via the creation of web-based accumulating. The ABC For publication creditors keeps its funny personality because the one quintessential advisor to ebook amassing whereas additionally protecting us updated with sleek terminology.
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The blurb is quite distinct from the note of literary description or background which, for important or obscure books, often follows the physical and 46 (A) ABC text 10-73 16/5/06 10:21 Page 47 bibliographical particulars. It is essentially persuasive or laudatory. And it comes in a number of styles: (i) the quotation, or second-hand advertisement; (ii) the original composition, impersonal; and (iii) the ostentatiously personal. Type (i) usually takes the form of a sentence or two of praise culled from an established source whose antiquity puts them beyond question – Johnson, Hazlitt, Matthew Arnold, Saintsbury, T.
Type (i) usually takes the form of a sentence or two of praise culled from an established source whose antiquity puts them beyond question – Johnson, Hazlitt, Matthew Arnold, Saintsbury, T. S. Eliot or Edmund Wilson – or, if that has proved elusive, from the DNB, DAB, Cambridge History of English Literature, BAL, PMM or even the Encyclopaedia Britannica. For modern books, words found on the jacket may suffice. g. ‘Macaulay is reputed to have read all four volumes of this book at a sitting’, or ‘General Burgoyne said he would rather have written this poem than capture New York’.
BUNDLES Books not thought worth the dignity of separate lotting are sold at auctions in bundles of more or less homogeneous content. CALF Leather made from the hide of a calf: the commonest leather used in bookbinding. It is smooth, with no perceptible grain. Its natural colour is pale biscuit but it can be dyed almost any shade. Calf can be treated in a number of ways, and for books full bound (as distinct from half bound) it will often be further described as polished, sprinkled, mottled, stained, tree (a special pattern), marbled, diced, scored or grained.
ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter