Feed your inner bibliophile with this volume on unearthed rare and antiquarian books.
Few collectors are as passionate or as dogged in the pursuit of their quarry as collectors of rare books. In Rare Books Uncovered, expert on rare and antiquarian books Rebecca Rego Barry recounts the stories of remarkable discoveries from the world of book collecting.
Read about the family whose discovery in their attic of a copy of Action Comics No. 1--the first appearance of Superman-saved their home from foreclosure. Or the Salt Lake City bookseller who volunteered for a local fundraiser--and came across a 500-year-old copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle. Or the collector who, while browsing his local thrift shop, found a collectible copy of Calvary in China--inscribed by the author to the collector's grandfather. These tales and many others will entertain and inspire casual collectors and hardcore bibliomaniacs alike.
"Rare Books Uncovered celebrates books, collectors, and the thrill of the hunt" - Victoria Magazine "Rebecca Rego Barry's Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places is one of the finest books about books ever written." - American Book Collecting ..".a welcome gift for a passionate reader or collector." - Washington Post
Number Of Pages: 280
Available: 27th February 2018
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Type: New edition