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By John Carter

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ISBN-13: 9781584561125

8th version, thoroughly revised and re-set, with additional info and an creation by means of Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian kind, Fingerprint, publication, Dentelle. are you able to outline those phrases? If no longer, this is often the e-book for you! John Carter's ABC For e-book creditors has lengthy been tested because the most delightful in addition to the main informative reference ebook at the topic. right here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in size from a unmarried line to a number of pages, should be came across definition and research of the technical phrases utilized in e-book gathering and bibliography, interspersed with salutary reviews on such matters as auctions, , facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, and so on. This 8th variation has been revised by means of Nicolas Barker, editor of The publication Collector and contains extra phrases created through the advent of web-based gathering. The ABC For e-book creditors keeps its funny personality because the one quintessential advisor to booklet accumulating whereas additionally retaining us up to date with glossy terminology.

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42 (A) ABC text 10-73 16/5/06 10:21 Page 43 [printer’s blank] (A) ABC text 10-73 16/5/06 10:21 Page 44 [blank verso] (A) ABC text 10-73 16/5/06 10:21 Page 45 If this test fails, open the book as wide as you dare, examine the extreme inner edge of the doubtful leaf, and see whether it is conjugate with a leaf of the text or not. The printer’s blank should be: the binder’s blank cannot be. The blanks (variable both in incidence and in number) used by mid-19th century American edition-binders when casing books in publisher’s cloth can be differentiated from those that are properly integral with the first and last gatherings, even if such integral leaves (for there may be more than one at either end) are used as endpapers or, in extreme cases, pasted under the paste-downs; binder’s blanks are almost always distinguishable by paper-stock different from that of the text, and may be found in different quantities in different copies.

During the last hundred and eighty years or so these tickets were for the most part superseded first by a smoke-printed stamp on the paste-down or front free endpaper, then by a pallet stamped (in gilt, in ink, or blind) on one of the turn-ins, usually along the lower edge, sometimes at the foot of the spine. From the collector’s point of view the modern method of signature has this advantage over the ticket that it cannot have been transferred, by some unscrupulous earlier owner or bookseller, from another book of less intrinsic interest, a practice that has confused proper study of the work of Derome père et fils in particular.

Thus, while a catalogue note which simply says ‘by Derome le jeune ’ or ‘by Staggemeier’, or ‘by Charles Hering’, means that the cataloguer is reasonably confident that the book was bound by one of these masters, if he can add ‘with his ticket’ he has firm evidence for the attribution (and the price goes up accordingly). During the last hundred and eighty years or so these tickets were for the most part superseded first by a smoke-printed stamp on the paste-down or front free endpaper, then by a pallet stamped (in gilt, in ink, or blind) on one of the turn-ins, usually along the lower edge, sometimes at the foot of the spine.

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