original black cloth lettered in silver on spine, pictorial endpapes
2016·New Castle, Delaware
by BARKER Nicolas and THADANI, Simran and [CARTER John]
New Castle, Delaware: Ooak Knoll Press, 2016. Ninth edition. original black cloth lettered in silver on spine, pictorial endpapes. New/pictorial dust jacket (new). Octavo. The title “A B C for Book-Collectors” is to be taken literally. This is an alphabet dictionary of words and phrases commonly used by all who have to do with book-collecting -many of which are likely to puzzle the novice.The book begins with “advance copy” and proceeds to “yapp, yapp edges” and “yellow-back”. Written by one of the greatest living [now deceased] authorities on book-collecting ... is a useful and highly entertaining companion, of unique value for collectors, novices, and would-be collectors.” -from the dust jacket of a previous edition."This ninth [first edition was 1952] (and first illustrated) edition, revised and edited by Nicolas Barker and Simran Thadani, and with a new introdution, incorporates more additions and amendments which they have accumulated since the last edition was updated for Oak Knoll Press. Nicolas Barker worked with his friend John Carter revising the ABC up to the latter's death in 1975 and has faithfully preserved the spirit of the original. The ABC thus retains it character as an indispensible guide to book collecting. - from the dust jacket. (Inventory #: 34149)
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