ABC for Book Collectors

Author: John Carter

Publisher: Lyons Press


Category: Bibliography

Page: 224

View: 9805

John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable as well as the most informative reference book on the subject. Here, in over 450 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with salutory comment on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, etc. This seventh edition, revised and with a new introduction by Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector, incorporates additions and amendments which he has accumulated since the last edition was updated fourteen years ago. Nicolas Barker worked with his friend John Carter revising the ABC up to the latter's death in 1975 and has faithfully preserved the spirit of the original. The ABC thus retains its character as an indispensable guide to book collecting.

The Dictionary of the Book

A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others

Author: Sidney E. Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442263407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 8336

Finally, here is the definitive glossary of the book, offering readers all the terms they will need for thorough understanding of how books are made, the materials they are made of, and how they are described in the bookselling, book collecting, and library worlds. Every key term --- over 1,300 different words --- that could be used in booksellers’ catalogs, library records, and collectors’ descriptions of their holdings is represented in this dictionary. This authoritative source covers all areas of book knowledge: the book as physical object, typeface terminology, paper, printing, book collecting, book design, bibliography, calligraphy, t he language of manuscripts, writing implements, librarianship, legal issues, the parts of a book, and much more. The definitions are supplemented by more than 100 illustrations showing the book as a physical object: parts of books, kinds of illustrations, kinds of printing techniques, tools that librarians, booksellers, and collectors refer to that are used in the making of books, kinds of binding structures and decoration, kinds of paper decoration, and other things.

A Collector's Guide to Books on Japan in English

An Annotated List of Over 2500 Titles with Subject Index

Author: Jozef Rogala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136639233

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1535

Provides an invaluable and very accessible addition to existing biographic sources and references, not least because of the supporting biographies of major writers and the historical and cultural notes provided.

Sapphira Und Die Sklavin

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Goldmann Wilhelm Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9781400039401

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7367

"Aus der Sicht von heute liest sich "Sapphira und die Sklavin" als ein historisches Dokument--mehr noch als zur Zeit des Erscheinens, 1940, als in den amerikanischen Suedstaaten immerhin noch strenge Rassentrennung herrschte. Doch schon damals sah die Kritik in dem Roman die Wiedergabe einer Gesellschaft, Kultur und Soziologie, in der ein Konflikt von Moralvorstellungen und Philosophien eine innere, immer dichter angezogene Sprungfeder erzeugt. Willa Cather will den Konflikt darstellen, nicht ueber Gut und Boese entscheiden und kein Urteil faellen." (Sabina Lietzmann) "From today's view "Sapphira und die Sklavin" can be seen as a historic document -- more so than at its publishing date, 1940, when there was still strict division of races in the American South. However, by its publishing date, this novel was a criticism of society, culture and sociology, in which a conflict of moral images and philosophies create a tightening elastic spring. Willa Cather wants to demonstrate the conflictwithout deciding about Good and Bad and without passing judgement." (Sabina Lietzmann)

Past Or Portal?

Enhancing Undergraduate Learning Through Special Collections and Archives

Author: Eleanor Mitchell,Peggy Seiden,Suzy Taraba

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 0838986102

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 1218

In the age of ubiquitous access to information, library special collections and archives have received renewed attention through digitization projects designed to share collections with the world at large. Yet these materials also offer opportunities for student learning through direct engagement with rare or unique items. While special collections and archives have largely been used by advanced researchers and scholars, an increasing number of undergraduate courses are taking advantage of these materials as guides in the instructional process.

The Handbook to Literary Research

Author: Delia da Sousa Correa,W. R. Owens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135219125

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8067

The Handbook to Literary Research is a practical guide for students embarking on postgraduate work in Literary Studies. It introduces and explains research techniques, methodologies and approaches to information resources, paying careful attention to the differences between countries and institutions, and providing a range of key examples. This fully updated second edition is divided into five sections which cover: tools of the trade – a brand new chapter outlining how to make the most of literary resources textual scholarship and book history – explains key concepts and variations in editing, publishing and bibliography issues and approaches in literary research – presents a critical overview of theoretical approaches essential to literary studies the dissertation – demonstrates how to approach, plan and write this important research exercise glossary – provides comprehensive explanations of key terms, and a checklist of resources. Packed with useful tips and exercises and written by scholars with extensive experience as teachers and researchers in the field, this volume is the ideal Handbook for those beginning postgraduate research in literature.

Book Finds

How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books

Author: Ian C. Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532382

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 319

View: 8374

A thorough, insider's guide to book collecting explains how to find used and rare books, offering tips on buying and selling books on the Internet, identifying first editions and reader's copies, finding valuable books, and more, and provides a detailed index of more than one thousand of the most collectible books today. Original.

Die Geschichte vom Eichhörnchen Nusper

Frei übersetzt von Luisa Rose

Author: Beatrix Potter

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3744857727

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 60

View: 5648

Dies ist die Geschichte vom kleinen Eichhörnchen Nusper und seinen Erlebnissen auf der Euleninsel. Mit 26 liebevoll gestalteten, originalen Farbillustrationen von Beatrix Potter und frei übersetzt von Luisa Rose.

Ex Libris

Confessions of a Common Reader

Author: Anne Fadiman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429929421

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

View: 8616

Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twice. This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story. Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. As someone who played at blocks with her father's 22-volume set of Trollope ("My Ancestral Castles") and who only really considered herself married when she and her husband had merged collections ("Marrying Libraries"), she is exquisitely well equipped to expand upon the art of inscriptions, the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof-reading, the allure of long words, and the satisfactions of reading out loud. There is even a foray into pure literary gluttony--Charles Lamb liked buttered muffin crumbs between the leaves, and Fadiman knows of more than one reader who literally consumes page corners. Perfectly balanced between humor and erudition, Ex Libris establishes Fadiman as one of our finest contemporary essayists.

J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013

Author: Philip W. Errington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849669767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 669

'As someone who respects comprehensive research, I am in awe of the level of detail and amount of time Philip Errington has dedicated to this slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling bibliography.' J. K. Rowling This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. This will be the first source on Rowling consulted by textual scholars, book dealers and collectors, auction houses, critics and researchers. The aim of the book is to record fact and dispel rumour on the fascinating publishing history of the Harry Potter series.

A Bibliographical Companion

Author: Roy Stokes

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461736625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 2690

An alphabetical list of words and phrases encountered during even a cursory reading of the 'literature about books.'

Graham Greene

A Descriptive Catalog

Author: Robert H. Miller

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813150523

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 86

View: 7987

English novelist, short-story writer, playwright and journalist, Graham Greene was one of the most widely read novelist of the 20th-century, a superb storyteller. Adventure and suspense are constant elements in his novels and many of his books have been made into successful films. Although Greene was nominated several times as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he never received the award. Graham Greene is a descriptive catalog of first editions of works by Greene, which are currently held in the collection of the University of Louisville. Arranged chronologically by title, Robert H. Miller, also includes letters, radio scripts, pamphlets, and subsequent editions of importance and scarcity.

ABHB Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries

Volume 12: Publications of 1981

Author: H. Vervliet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789024729951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 4757

This twelfth volume of ABHB (Annual bibliography of the history of the printed book and libraries) contains 3333 records, selected from some 2000 periodicals, the list of which follows this introduction. They have been compiled by the National Committees of the following countries: Italy Australia Austria Luxembourg Belgium The Netherlands Poland Bulgaria Canada Portugal Denmark Rumania Finland South Africa France Spain German Democratic Republic Switzerland German Federal Republic USA Great Britain USSR Hungary Yugoslavia Ireland (Republic of) Spain and Latin America have partially been covered through the good of fices of an American colleague. Benevolent readers are requested to signal the names of bibliographers and historians from countries not mentioned above, who would be willing to co-operate to this scheme of international bibliographic collaboration. The editor will greatly appreciate any communication on this matter. Subject As has been said in the introduction to the previous volumes, this bibliography aims at recording all books and articles of scholarly value which relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of the arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic, social and cultural VIII INTRODUCTION environment, involved in its production, distribution, conservation, and description. Of course, the ideal of a complete coverage is nearly impossible to attain. However, it is the policy of this publication to include missing items as much as possible in the forthcoming volumes. The same applies to countries newly added to the bibliography.

Liebe & Respekt

Die Nähe, nach der sie sich sehnt. Die Anerkennung, die er sich wünscht.

Author: Emerson Eggerichs

Publisher: Gerth Medien

ISBN: 3961220387

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8475

Eine Frau möchte von ihrem Mann bedingungslos geliebt werden. Ein Mann möchte von seiner Frau bedingungslos respektiert werden. Dies ist das größte Geheimnis einer gelingenden Ehe. Die biblisch fundierten Prinzipien dieses Buches werden Ihnen helfen, Ihren Partner besser zu verstehen und die verborgenen Bedürfnisse des anderen wahrzunehmen. Zeigen Sie Ihrer Frau die Liebe im Alltag, nach der sie sich sehnt. Und lernen Sie, wie Sie Ihrem Mann Tag für Tag die Anerkennung und den Respekt entgegenbringen, die für ihn lebensnotwendig sind. Sie werden Ihren Partner mit völlig anderen Augen sehen - und Ihre Partnerschaft wird ungeahnte Tiefe und Vertrautheit bekommen.

John Betjeman

A Bibliography

Author: William S. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198184034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 542

View: 7388

This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.