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John Carter's "ABC for Book Collectors": A Key Reference Book for the Rare Book Trade

John Carter: "ABC for Book Collectors"
John Carter ABC for Book Collectors

"Like all good reference books, the ABC for Book Collectors conveys much in a little, sets limits to its subject and keeps within them, and - saving grace - treats that subject with individuality as well as authority, in a style at once concise, forthright and witty. It is, in short, a masterpiece, whose merits are acknowledged by the fact that it has never, in forty years, been out of print." (Nicolas Barker in his introduction to the revised edition of the "ABC for Book Collectors", Oak Knoll Press 1995).

The ABC for Book Collectors is presented here, with our thanks, by permission of Bob Fleck, Oak Knoll Press.

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