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By John Carter

8th version, thoroughly revised and re-set, with more information and an creation by way of Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian type, Fingerprint, ebook, Dentelle. are you able to outline those phrases? If now not, this is often the booklet for you! John Carter's ABC For publication creditors has lengthy been demonstrated because the most delightful in addition to the main informative reference publication at the topic. right here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in size from a unmarried line to numerous pages, will be came upon definition and research of the technical phrases utilized in ebook gathering and bibliography, interspersed with salutary reviews on such matters as auctions, , facsimiles and fakes, 'points', rarity, and so on. This 8th variation has been revised through Nicolas Barker, editor of The ebook Collector and accommodates extra phrases created by means of the advent of web-based amassing. The ABC For booklet creditors keeps its funny personality because the one fundamental advisor to e-book amassing whereas additionally holding us updated with smooth terminology.

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B ROA D S I D E o r B ROA D S H E E T (1) Words applied to any piece of printed matter printed on one side only of a single sheet. Strictly, neither term should be applied to any but a whole, undivided sheet. Bibliographers abbreviate it to 1º. (2) The format of newspapers of similar size. B RO C H U R E A genteel, and superfluous, synonym (taken from the French, who prefer broché) for a pamphlet, Confusingly, in America a brochure is a folder. B RO K E N T Y P E Since the commonest cause of broken or damaged type is wear and tear in the course of printing, observed deterioration as between copies of the same edition may help (especially in 19th and 20th century books) to distinguish between impressions, issues or states of 53 (A) ABC text 10-73 16/5/06 10:21 Page 54 B RO K E N T Y P E (continued) that edition.

A. R. A. Hobson, J. B. Oldham, Ernst Kyriss, Tammaro de Marinis, L. M. Michon, Charles Ramsden, H. M. Nixon, Mirjam Foot, Janos Szirmai, Chris Clarkson, or Nicholas Pickwoad, and others whose work shows that the practitioners of the bibliopegic art in Europe, down to the early 19th century at any rate, are by now beginning to be properly documented. The contributions of Seymour de Ricci or Gordon Duff, the catalogues of such collectors as Madame Whitney Hoff, J. W. Hely Hutchinson and Major J.

The original sheet or leaf is called the cancelland (or cancellandum). That which is printed to replace it is called the cancel (or cancellans). A substitute fold will (if ready in time) be sewn in, but a substitute leaf (or fold, if the text is expanded) is pasted on to the stub of its cancelland. In default of external evidence (such as the prosecution of author or publisher for issuing words removed by cancellation), it is usually impossible to tell whether the process of cancelling a leaf or leaves was carried out before or after the book was published.

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