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The Book on Book Collecting
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: MATERIALS BY SUBJECTS
Author: Aycock, Anthony
Date: May 2017
Start Page: 1
Pages: 3
Section: FEATURE
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David Sax puts this premise at the heart of his book, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, which chronicles the return to popularity of primitive tools such as vinyl records. In his essay for The New York Review of Books, Bill McKibben writes, "I defy you to read Sax's book without wanting to buy a Moleskine [notebook], put an LP record on a turntable, or play a game of Scrabble with your friends." Married means that a dust jacket from one copy of a book has been paired with another copy, one it was not issued with. 3. [...]we are typically not trained in the argot of booksellers, and all five terms on this quiz affect value: * An ex libris is considered damage to the book, unless it belongs to a famous person or was made by a famous person. The cartoonist Gahan Wilson designed some bookplates that are now collectible. * If you have a married set, you're OK unless the dust jacket changed from one print run to the next. Clearly, the jacket came from a later printing. * A review slip adds value to a book, indicating that the copy was not available for sale. * Depending on the severity, tape and sticker shadows lower the book's value, although not as much as dust jacket chips and creases. * An autograph tipped-in or laidin is not as desirable as one signed directly onto the title page. In book collecting, condition has two...
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