The third revised edition (previous editions appeared in 1927, 1935, and 1946) of the primer is augmented with material on...

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A PRIMER OF BOOK COLLECTING

The third revised edition (previous editions appeared in 1927, 1935, and 1946) of the primer is augmented with material on the ""knowledge explosion"" and refers to newer areas claiming collector attention besides the traditional field of belles-lettres, Americana and the art of printing. The authors write for the collecting novice of moderate means, guiding him away from the Gutenberg Bible and first editions of Pickwick Papers to ten areas of Shakespearean lore, or to contemporary authors, etc. There are facts on figures, first editions of all sorts, preservation procedures...Basic, bookish.

Pub Date: May 24, 1966

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Crown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1966