New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1977. Near Fine in Near Fine dust-jacket First Edition, 2nd Printing. [9.25x6.25in]; xix, 288 pp., notes on Contributors, Useful addresses and index; Brick red cloth covers with straw ink lettering on spine, all edges trimmed, brown speckled beige end papers; Minimal shelf wear to cover with rubbing to edges and corners; Mustard dust jacket with lighter lettering on front and spine, list of contributors on back cover; Minor shelf wear to dust jacket with soiling and marks to surfaces and wear to edges. Item #13518
Even though the articles in this book were written over 40 years ago, the content is still very applicable to book collectors of today. There are time tested basics to serious book collecting that even the advent of the internet and other technology can not replace or make obsolete, just a different approach. The 12 contributor provide insight to collecting, an introduction to bibliography and caring for books, and other information. A good book to have on the book shelf.