Rare Books Uncovered

Rare Books Uncovered

True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places

Book - 2015
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"Discoveries of rare and collectible books are chronicled in stories from both casual and die-hard book collectors"-- Provided by publisher
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780760348611
Characteristics: 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Basbanes, Nicholas A. 1943-


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Radharc Feb 21, 2016

This book isn't for everyone, but if you are a collector of any kind (especially books, duh) you will find this tome to be a worthwhile read. The title explains it all, and some of the tales are really exciting. Check your thrift stores, folks! You never know what treasures you might find!


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