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Anyone know how to remove paper on cloth-bound cover? by RS
There is a 19th Century cloth-bound book that has a thin strip of paper stuck to the cover. It doesn't look like there is glue on it, just water adhered the paper to it over a long period of time. Does anyone know a good way to remove this? -- Robert Pearson ParaMind Brainstorming Software...
November 28th 10 02:08 AM
by R. Totale Go to last post
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London by J[_2_]
I just had a week in London, and of course, spent a good deal of time looking for and at books. Despite the fact that the shops are nothing like what they used to be, I came home with fifteen hardcover volumes! I went to Maggs Bros, and was treated very nicely. (I'd heard that they were not always...
November 26th 10 02:47 PM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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Antique Books by Prigioniero
I have for sale some antique books http://www.marcosecchi.com/blog/2010/11/18/antique-books-for-sale/
November 19th 10 05:10 PM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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Wesleyan University Book Sale by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) held its annual book sale yesterday. They never have a lot of books (the ad for yesterday said about 3,500) but the quality is always good and you can find things that you will simply never find anywhere else. For instance, if you wanted an...
October 3rd 10 04:27 PM
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Today's Finds by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I had a very good day! Staunton, The Chess-Players' Handbook, Second Edition Revised, (Bohn, 1848). There is a chip out of the top half inch of the spine but otherwise very good. The first edition was 1847. Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering (Boston: Samuel Parker, 1821), text rebound for an...
September 27th 10 03:33 AM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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Important Ancient Art Library Auction, October 16th-17th by Michael[_3_]
See complete catalog and details on this link, http://www.auctionflex.com/searchauctions.ap?co=27285&mindate=20100903&maxdate=20110903&lang=en ABSENTEE AND LIVE BIDDING AVAILABLE.
September 22nd 10 12:42 AM
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Frank King, Gasoline Alley (1929) by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
A thrift store find. A little costlier than the average book. But this is the book version of Frank King's comic strip Gasoline Alley, (Chicago: Reilly & Lee 1929), pictorial front board, intact, some light browning of pages. with all the cartoons taken from the Chicago Tribune. It...
August 30th 10 12:58 AM
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Pullman, The Golden Compass 1st American by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
For a mere $3 today I got a 1st printing of the 1st American edition of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass (Knopf 1996), fine in fine condition. I think the most important thing in book collecting (outside of gaining the requisite knowledge of books) is hunting every day. And fortunately for...
August 24th 10 02:28 AM
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Another Coincidence by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Recently, I purchased an 1817 copy (1st printing was 1809) of *Reliques of Robert Burns* , which I had mentioned in an earlier post about the Scottish version of English. Today, I finally decided to shelve it without, for the time being, doing the repair work that is needed on the binding. ...
August 23rd 10 03:00 AM
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First Edition Books by Jamie Stuart
I recently bought a first edition Anthony Powell book in a second hand shop. On the inside of the dustjacket is printed " Book Society Choice" . What does this mean? Does it mean the book is not a first edition of the first printing but from a later print run? Any thoughts would be...
August 17th 10 04:18 PM
by Jamie Stuart Go to last post
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Recent pleasing finds by Jean B.
1. The Cook's Oracle, 1822 ed., by William Kitchiner. For less than 1/8th of what I would expect to pay at THE used book store in Boston. 2. The Brown Derby Cook Book. Not the relatively recent reprint. (And I was not pleased to see that the vast majority of hits on google are for...
August 17th 10 02:59 AM
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Reliques of Robert Burns by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Yesterday I found a copy of the Reliques of Robert Burns, Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and Critical Observations on Scottish Song (ed. by R. H. Cromek) (Fourth Edition, 1817) with unfortunately a missing spine and detached front board, but otherwise in pretty good...
August 16th 10 03:50 AM
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A Neat Find at Goodwill by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
The book is Edward Connery Lathem (ed.), *Mark Twain's Four Weeks in England 1907* (Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT, 2006), 10.5H x 8.1W, 226 p., in unread condition, paste on cartoon from Punch on the front cover. It chronicles Twain's trip in June and July 1907 to England to...
July 31st 10 01:12 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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Thick gold content of old fine book edges by RS
I was looking over this old, very ornate leather book and noticed how thick the gilding of the edges seemed. From my experience with gold leaf, it comes in the form of extremely thin sheets. It probably takes a very small amount to gild a book. But I realize that I don't know how book edges are...
July 23rd 10 09:45 PM
by RS Go to last post
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Bookstore by Sudhir Pandey
Buy books online at SimplyBooks.in and get discounts upto 40 % and free home delivery by Courier anywhere in India. Earn ePoints on each purchase. Best book store in India for buying books online at Online Bookstores. For more detail visit-http://www.simplybooks.in/
July 3rd 10 12:29 PM
by Sudhir Pandey Go to last post
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Photo album book by kareena kapoor
Instantly create books of memory, smiles, and fun: make books that track your child's growth, your good times with friends, your family celebrations, or your most memorable vacations. ZoomIn Photo Books are now available in Hardcover with luxurious leatherette and denim linen covers. Our photo...
June 28th 10 08:11 AM
by kareena kapoor Go to last post
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Valuable book by Dolly Dagger
I have a valuable book. I'm not sure what the title is. I'm even less sure who the author is. I don't have a clue who published it. I haven't seen it in over 30 years. Can anyone tell me how much it's worth and where I might sell it? TIA
June 24th 10 06:01 PM
by Sam[_5_] Go to last post
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Photography calendar by kareena kapoor
Get organized in the New Year with our personalized, stylish photo calendars. No more generic waterfalls and scenes of snow falling on cedars. Now, you can have and share beautiful, premium quality calendars with your favorite’s photos, personalized text and graphics, to enjoy all year round. Our...
June 24th 10 06:40 AM
by kareena kapoor Go to last post
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best way to sell valuable collectable books by mcnewsxp
i have a couple of leather bound sets of mark twain and edgar rice burroughs. i would like some tips on selling these sets. tia, mcnewsxp
June 23rd 10 06:50 PM
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Nice Find, No binding by scotkamins
In article , "Francis A. Miniter" wrote: This weekend I came upon a 2nd printing of Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad (Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1870). The only problem is that it has no binding, not even at ...
June 20th 10 09:27 PM
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