New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket Fifth Edition, Revised, 5th Printing. [8x5.5in]; , 211 pp., , preface and note on fifth edition; Dark brown cloth covers with gilt lettering and rules on spine, all edges trimmed, descriptive end papers; Minimal shelf wear to covers, remainder mark, tipped in prior owner letter on book giving; Cream dust jacket with dark brown lettering on front and spine, critic reviews on back; Minor wear to dust jacket of soiling, slightly darken spine and insect depravation on lower back dust jacket. Item #13517
This is a significant book that should be within reach of every book collector's desk or reading chair. It is a comprehensive listing of book related terms that will instruct the reader, with some humor, in understanding terminology and how to describe a book. First published in 1952 and has gone through several editions. This fifth edition was substantially revised and expanded in 1972. The popularity has generated 12 printings over a 20 year period.