Friday, August 22, 2014
Books for the Bookseller
A good antiquarian bookseller has to have a good reference library. Two things I've been wanting to learn are the identification of leather bindings and the identification of illustrations (copperplate? woodblock? photogravure?).
How to Identify Prints, by Bamber Gascoigne, explains all about images, including magnified examples and a handy checklist.
And John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors is a classic reference of book terms.
Now, if I could just order a little time to read them...