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Taste & Technique in Book Collecting

by CARTER, JOHN

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Private Libraries Assoc 1972. Super octavo, dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering in red decorative panel to spine, upper page edges stained purple, xiv + 242pp, nr fine, in d/w, VG (sunning & slight soiling to spine, light creasing to upper edges, corners & upper spine extrem, v small nick to head of spine)




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Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[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]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
VG
Very Good condition can describe a used book that does show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the crispne...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing ei...[more]

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