Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the basic questions a book lover and collector might have—what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and rarity of books, and more. With a handy dictionary of terms used in auction and dealer catalogs and a new section on Internet resources, this is a must-have guide for book lovers.
A Gentle Madness continues to astound and delight readers about the passion and expense a collector is willing to make in pursuit of the book. The book captures that last moment in time when collectors pursued their passions in dusty bookshops and street stalls, high stakes auctions, and the subterfuge worthy of a true bibliomaniac. An adventure among the afflicted, A Gentle Madness is vividly anecdotal and thoroughly researched. Nicholas Basbanes brings an investigative reporter's heart to illuminate collectors past and present in their pursuit of bibliomania. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
At a time when we take e-readers to the beach and read novels on our smartphones, is the book-collecting hobby still relevant? Yes, more than ever. This illustrated guide gives you everything you need to start in the world's greatest pastime: What it means to build a collection How to identify a first edition Where and how to get the best deals Understanding the value of autographs How to sell books to upgrade your library Care and repair of books A guide to current values When we spend our days in seamless digital environments, we need more life in our lives. Books forge an immediate connection to real people, lives, emotions, ideas, and imagination. They link us to history, and are a way to make an aesthetic and intellectual statement about your interests and values. Make no mistake: e-readers are with us for the long run, and right alongside them are the real books we've always loved.
"The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections" by A. Edward Newton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
This work makes available a mass of useful information, including details of the technical aspects of book making, the vexed question of first editions and the matters of completeness and condition. Contains an excellent glossary.
Part 1: Analysis -- A Life of James Nairn -- How Nairn Acquired His Books: Some Aspects of the Scottish Book Market, c.1650-1685 -- Nairn's Library: An Overview -- Theology -- Philosophy, Psychology, Science and Medicine -- Literature and Language Studies -- History, Geography, Antiquarian Studies; Political Science and Law -- Part 2: Catalogue -- Introduction to the Catalogue -- Catalogue of the Library of James Nairn -- Appendices -- Appendix 1: A Volume Bearing the Signature "James Nairne" in Edinburgh University Library -- Appendix 2: Select Provenance Index -- Appendix 3: Subject Index -- Sketch Map of the Firth of Forth Area, Showing Places of Relevance to James Nairn -- Other Clerical Book Collectors in Restoration Scotland -- Conclusion.