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ABC for Book-Collectors

by Carter, John

Condition: Good/Good


Alfred A. Knopf, 1953-01-01. Second edition revised. Hardcover. Good/Good. Good+ hardcover in good dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; text also very good. Some very light staining to top edge of book. Light shelfwear, fading to board edges. Light shelfwear, scuffing/dust soiling to dust jacket edges. DJ is not price-clipped. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down. NOT an ex-library copy, NO remainder mark, NOT a book club. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A must for every bibliophile, no matter your collecting interest. Now in its eighth edition, ABC is the comprehensive reference work for book collectors and dealers everywhere.



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remainder mark
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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps aro...[more]
paste-down
The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an esse...[more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former o...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use....[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a ...[more]
shelfwear
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