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Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting : A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States

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Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting : A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States

by Carter, John

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  • Hardcover
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Very Good EX-LIBRARY/No jacket
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New York: R. R. Bowker Company, 1948. 1948. First U. S. edition. Very Good EX-LIBRARY. Pages are clean and crisp. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. TASTE AND TECHNIQUE IN BOOK COLLECTING is a valuable guide that is as entertaining as it is instructive. This is probably still the best all-around study in the field of book collecting. There are chapters on book collecting history, patterns, tools and terminology, rarity, condition, and more. All are masterful and have never been more concisely or clearly explained. Colton Storm declared in his review for the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, "the fact is very simple that no book collector, amateur or adept, should be without a copy." Index. Bound in the original beige cloth, stamped in brown on the spine. Feather 38. Myers 94.. First U. S. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good EX-LIBRARY/No jacket. 8vo. xxiii, 203pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.


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Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting : A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States
Carter, John
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Used - Very Good EX-LIBRARY
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No jacket
First U. S. Edition
R. R. Bowker Company
Place of Publication
New York
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8vo. xxiii, 203pp

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Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
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