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Author Basbanes, Nicholas A., 1943-

Title Among the gently mad : perspectives and strategies for the book hunter in the twenty-first century / Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Published New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  002.075 BASB    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xi, 250 pages ; 22 cm
Notes "A John Macrae book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index.
Summary From the author of "A Gentle Madness," the book that delighted bibliophiles everywhere, comes a twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that deals with both the traditional methods of acquisition and the electronic tools now available on the Internet. Sharing the superb insight he has gathered from booksellers over the years, Nicholas A. Basbanes offers a refresher course on the fundamentals that endure, while questioning certain practices of doubtful validity. Topics include how to determine if a book is a first edition, how to spot book club editions, the significance of dust jackets, scouting the flea markets, how to work the book fairs, and the importance of handling the goods, as well as discussing less tangible issues like spotting trends and shaping a focus. Then he takes a careful look at Internet buying, pro and con, illuminating how you can use these electronic tools to your advantage, and making this the book no modern collector will want to be without.
Subject Book collecting.
Antiquarian booksellers.
Book collecting -- Computer network resources.
Antiquarian booksellers -- Computer network resources.
ISBN 0805074414 (paperback)
0805051597 (alk. paper)