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ABC for Book Collectors by  John Carter - Hardcover - Fifth edition, revised - 1972 - from The Typographeum Bookshop and Biblio.co.uk

ABC for Book Collectors

by Carter, John

Condition: Bookplate pasted to first free end-paper; some foxing; else near fine copy/several small tears repaired with tape


London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972. Fifth edition, revised. Hardcover. Bookplate pasted to first free end-paper; some foxing; else near fine copy/several small tears repaired with tape. 8v0. Cloth. Pp. 212. A very useful reference for book collectors, with definitions of such things as fore-edge paintings, hard-grain morocco, india paper, and tree calf.
  • Bookseller: The Typographeum Bookshop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000495
  • Title: ABC for Book Collectors
  • Author: Carter, John
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Bookplate pasted to first free end-paper; some foxing; else near fine copy
  • Jacket condition: several small tears repaired with tape
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Fifth edition, revised
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1972
  • Keywords: Book Arts. Book Collecting. John Carter.
  • Bookseller catalogs: Book Arts;


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calf
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Cloth
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fine
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bookplate
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morocco
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