Thursday, September 08, 2016

The New “ABC for Book Collectors”

The New “ABC for Book Collectors”: If there’s any one book about books that I always keep within reach, it’s John Carter’s ABC for Book Collectors. For about twenty years, my go-to reference has been the seventh edition (1995), edited and revised by Nicolas Barker. But now the time has come--not for deaccessioning, mind you, but for shelf rearrangement--because Oak Knoll Press has just released the ninth edition of this classic, with a completely revised text and a sleek design.  

My edition is a much earlier one. I don't have it handy, but I bought it around 1967.

1 comment:

Richard Robinson said...

I didn't know it existed. Shows what a lousy "book collector" I am. But wait, I just accumulate them.