By John Carter
8th version, thoroughly revised and re-set, with additional info and an creation by means of Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian kind, Fingerprint, book, Dentelle. are you able to outline those phrases? If now not, this can be the booklet for you! John Carter's ABC For publication creditors has lengthy been tested because the most pleasurable in addition to the main informative reference booklet at the topic. the following, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in size from a unmarried line to numerous pages, can be discovered definition and research of the technical phrases utilized in ebook accumulating and bibliography, interspersed with salutary reviews on such topics as auctions, , facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, and so forth. This 8th variation has been revised by means of Nicolas Barker, editor of The ebook Collector and contains extra phrases created via the creation of web-based gathering. The ABC For e-book creditors keeps its funny personality because the one vital advisor to e-book gathering whereas additionally holding us updated with glossy terminology.
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Casing has been the normal method of edition-binding for more than a hundred and fifty years; and although the result, which is a ready-to-wear not a tailored job, cannot compare with binding for durability, it is perfectly adequate for cloth-bound books. Today, indeed, casing is so much taken for granted that the words bound and binding – as in ‘cloth-bound’ or ‘publisher’s binding’ – are used without regard to the important technical distinction between the two methods. It is also used for covering books in leather.
In default of external evidence (such as the prosecution of author or publisher for issuing words removed by cancellation), it is usually impossible to tell whether the process of cancelling a leaf or leaves was carried out before or after the book was published. ) But in either case the earlier, uncorrected form of the passage will be of interest; and it may be of great interest if the correction was not merely a verbal or grammatical one, but represented a change of thought, an addition or (as often) a suppression by the author.
Eliot or Edmund Wilson – or, if that has proved elusive, from the DNB, DAB, Cambridge History of English Literature, BAL, PMM or even the Encyclopaedia Britannica. For modern books, words found on the jacket may suffice. g. ‘Macaulay is reputed to have read all four volumes of this book at a sitting’, or ‘General Burgoyne said he would rather have written this poem than capture New York’. Type (ii) is probably the commonest, and it varies widely with the character (and prose style) of the cataloguer.
ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter