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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources b/w n/b s/w Black and white illustrations, photographs, etc. noir et blanc Schwarz-weiß Abbildungen, Illustrationen, Photographien
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Backstrip dos The covering of the book's spine
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources BAL BAL Bibliography of American Literature, compiled by Jacob Blanck, a scholarly and bibliographically exhaustive work in nine volumes describing the works of many American authors, mostly concentrated on authors who were active during the 19th Century.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources bc, bce bc, bce A book club edition. Books printed for a book club.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Beveled edges Beveled edges Beveled edges When the edges of the boards are noticeably tapered.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bibliography Bibliographie Bibliographie Bibliografi A list of works, occasionally in great detail, on a given subject or by a given author. Ouvrage qui recense les livres publiés sur un sujet ou un auteur donné, et leurs diverses éditions, qui permet de les connaître, d’approfondir une recherche, de vérifier. Il en existe des milliers, sur tous les sujets. C’est au travers de ces ouvrages de référence que vous apprendrez à connaître le nombre exact de gravures que comportait tel ouvrage lors de sa parution, à identifier les éditions originales et chacune des éditions suivantes, dont la valeur va, en général, en décroissant. (Par exemple, le Manuel du libraire et de l’amateur de livres de Jacques-Charles Brunet, le Trésor du bibliophile romantique et moderne de Léopold Carteret,...). Bücherverzeichnisse. Allgemeine Bibliographien verzeichnen Publikationen ohne Rücksicht auf fachliche Zugehörigkeit. Im Unterschied dazu gibt es Fachbibliographien, Nationalbibliographien und Personalbibliographien. Dels läran om hur man vetenskapligt utarbetar en bokförteckning; dels själva den systematiska bokförteckningen. En bibliografi innehåller en så komplett fysisk beskrivning som möjligt av varje enskild bok eller tryck.
Bibliomania Bibliomanie Bibliomane Bibliomani "Literally, a madness for books. A bibliomaniac is a book-collector with a slightly wild look in his eye", John Carter writes in his ABC for Book Collectors. You sometimes find them in reality, but often in literature, movie or psychology. Johnny Depp is a bibliomaniac in "The Ninth Gate", Allison Hoover Bartletts writes about "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much". Werner Muensterberger is a specialist in the history and psychology of bibliomania. In 1994 he wrote his famous book: "Collecting. An Unruly Passion". La Bibliomanie est l'opposé de la Bibliophilie. Le Bibliomane est une nouvelle de Charles Nodier, publiée en 1831: "Le Bibliophile sait choisir les livres; le bibliomane les entasse. Le bibliophile joint le livre au livre, après l'avoir soumis à toutes les investigations de ses sens et de son intelligence; le bibliomane entasse les livres les uns sur les autres sans les regareder. Le bibliophile apprécie le livre, le bibliomane le pèse ou le mesure. Le bibliophile procède avec une loupe, et le bibliomane avec une toise. J'en connais certains qui supputent les enrichissements de leur bibliothèque par mètres carrés." Ein manischer Büchersammler wird vor allem in der Literatur gerne "Bibliomane" genannt. Berühmte neuere Beispiele sind Arturo Pérez-Revertes "Der Club Dumas" (verfilmt als "The Ninth Gate") oder Allison Hoover Bartletts "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much". Einblick in die Psychologie des Bibliomanen gibt Werner Muensterbergers "Sammeln. Eine unbändige Leidenschaft", erstmals 1994 erschienen unter dem Titel "Collecting. An Unruly Passion". En sjuklig besatthet av böcker. En biblioman kan både stjäla och mörda för att komma åt böcker men oftast yttrar sig galenskapen i ett maniskt samlande där bokens införlivande i samlingen är det enda viktiga. Bokhistorien känner många exempel på grava bibliomaner; ett är teologen Johann Tinius (1764-1846) som blev massmördare för att skaffa pengar till sina bokinköp.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bibliofil, bogelsker Bibliophiel, boekenliefhebber Bibliophile Bibliophile Bibliophile Bibliofilo Bibliófilo Bibliofil The love of books. A lover of books is a bibliophile. « Une personne qui aime, recherche et conserve avec soin et goût les livres rares, précieux » (Le Petit Robert). La bibliophilie est toujours une passion créative, car l’amateur forme son goût petit à petit et constitue ainsi, en se faisant plaisir, un ensemble qui prendra sa signification au fil des acquisitions. "Sammler meist besonders ausgestatteter, vielfach auch seltener und wertvoller Bücher." (Hiller) Något antikverad benämning på bokvän, bokälskare, boksamlare. Från grekiskans biblion, bok och filos, vän.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Binder's Glue Colle de relieur Leimschattig The glue used by binders to attach cloth, leather, and pastedowns to the boards, and for whatever else binders need glue for. It turns up in book descriptions mostly when it has been either over applied, or has otherwise interacted with the paper to cause some sort of darkening to some component part of the book, usually the endpapers. colle blanche soluble à l'eau. Wenn der vom Buchbinder verwendete Leim im Laufe der Zeit nachdunkelt und an den Klebestellen sichtbar wird (durchscheint), wird dies als leimschattig bezeichnet.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bind, bogbind Band, boekband Binding Reliure Einband Rilegatura, legatura Encuadernación Band, bookband The method of holding pages or sheets together; may be simply stapled or sewn, or sewn and enclosed in wrappers, but most often refers to a "hard" binding or covers. This type of binding may be covered with cloth, various leathers, or paper over boards or other more exotic materials. The binding can be done by hand or by machine as in a publisher's "trade binding". Il y a deux catégories principales de reliures: la reliure pleine et la demi-reliure. Un livre est en reliure pleine lorsqu'il est tout entier recouvert de la même peau ou étoffe. Il est en demi-reliure lorsque le dos seul est revêtu de peau, et que les plats sont garnis de papier ou de toile. "Bucheinband heißt der Teil des Buches, der den Buchblock umschließt und nach außen hin mit seinen beiden Buchdeckeln und dem Buchrücken als Erstes in Erscheinung tritt, sofern nicht ein Schutzumschlag umgelegt ist." (Hiller)
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Binding copy A relier A book that is worth re-binding; the book covers are in serious disrepair, but the text is fine.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Biopredation Biopredation An attack to books by living matter, which may include insects or mildew.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Blanks Feuillets blancs Weißes Blatt Blankt blad Refers to a blank page that is left intentionally in the book. It can be located at beginning of the book, at the end of a clearly marked division, and/or at the end of book. Also known as blank leaves or printer's blanks. Unbedruckte Blätter, die einem Buch absichtlich beigebunden wurden. Tomt blad som tillhör tryckarket.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bleed-through Bleed through Meaning that a substance has caused a stain that shows through the paper, such as tape that has been used to repair the inside of a jacket, but which has darkened and now shows on the outside of the jacket. What does this tell us? That booksellers and collectors should have their tape dispensers confiscated.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bleiler Bleiler A key reference work of genre fiction: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction: A full description of 1,775 books from 1750 to 1960, including ghost stories, weird fiction, stories of supernatural horror, fantasy, Gothic novels, occult fiction, and similar literature by Everett F. Bleiler.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Blindtryk Blindstempeling Blind stamp Motifs à froid Blindprägung Impressioni a secco Dorado en frio Blind tryck Decoration, picture, or lettering that has been impressed into the binding with a metal stamp prepared for the purpose, resulting in a "blind" (meaning uncolored) decoration, picture or lettering. Book owners sometimes use a blindstamp with their name to mark their copies. Quand l'impression sur une reliure est faite sans dorure, avec des fers simplement chauffés, on dit que le livre est gaufré ou estampé de motifs à froid. Verzierung von Bucheinbänden ohne Farbe oder Gold mit Hilfe metallischer Stempel. Die Blindprägung bzw. den Blinddruck, der auf Papier ausgeführt wird, nennt man Prägedruck. Bokbandsdekorering utförd med stämplar men utan förgyllning.
John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors. 7th edition. With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Oak Knoll Press 1995 Blockbook Xylographie Blockbücher "Blockbooks, or xylographica, as produced in Europe – usually with more illustrations than text, often hand-coloured, and mostly of a popular and/or religious character – were long supposed to have preceded the invention of printing from movable metal types (by Johann Gutenberg, c. 1440–50). In the last thirty or forty years, however, research, much of it conducted by the late Allan Stevenson, into the paper of surviving copies, has established that (despite the solitary example of the unique Apocalypse I in the Rylands Library, which he dated c. 1451) the heyday of the blockbook was in fact the 1460s, to which the early and famous examples – whether Apocalypse, Biblia Pauperum, Arts Moriendi, Cantica Canticorum or Speculum Humani Salvationis – have been proved to belong. Many others, mostly of lower price and quality, belong to the 1470s, while isolated specimens continued to appear up to c. 1500. The blockbook was essentially a picture book, the illustration and its accompanying text being cut with the knife on wood and printed on one side of the paper only. They were often, perhaps normally, impressed from two-page blocks reaching across the sheet, in a brownish or greyish water-based ink (only from c. 1470 was oil-based ink generally used, thus allowing printing on both sides of the leaf). Examples are nowadays of extreme rarity, cost a great deal of money, and will be beyond the horizon of most collectors." (Carter, ABC for Book Collectors) La xylographie, qui a précédé l'imprimerie à caractères mobiles, a surtout été en usage aux quinzième et seizième siècles. Il s'agissait d'un mode d'impression à l'aide de planchettes de bois dans lesquelles étaient taillés les mots ou les figures. Bücher, bei denen die Druckform für eine ganze Seite aus einer Holztafel geschnitten ist, also keine beweglichen Lettern verwendet werden. Die Bebilderung ist in Blockbüchern vorherrschend. Das Papier kann dabei nur einseitig bedruckt werden. Auf zwei bedruckte Seiten folgen demnach zwei leere, die meist am Außenrand noch zusammenhängen. Die dadurch entstehende Bindeform wird Blockbuch­bindung genannt. Sie ist häufig bei japanischen Büchern zu finden.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Blockson 101 Blockson 101 Referring to a book referenced in A Commented Bibliography of One Hundred and One Influential Books By and About People of African Descent (1556-1982) A Collector's Choice by Charles L. Blockson, which like it sounds, is a listing of important and mostly uncommon books. Dr. Blockson was one of the first serious collectors and bibliographers of African-Americana and his monumental collection, which he continues to oversee, is now at Temple University in Philadelphia.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Blurb Blurb Klappentext A comment from a review (often by another author praising the particular book), printed on the dustjacket or covers of a proof copy or on a wrap-around band. Der auf der vorderen und hinteren Einschlagklappe des Schutzumschlags stehende (Werbe-)Text.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Board Plat Einbanddecke The covers of a hard bound book; the boards are the stiff cardboard or paperboard which is usually covered with cloth or leather; and when covered with paper, the covers are properly referred to as "boards". Many pre-1850 books were issued by the publishers bound in boards (paper covered), allowing for an inexpensive binding which could later be replaced with leather by a hand book binder. Early (medieval) manuscript volumes were often bound between two oak boards, hence the probable origin of this term. les deux parties latérales (supérieure et inférieure) de la reliure. Ein vorgefertigter Einband ohne Inhalt. Bei Werken, die über einen längeren Zeitraum in Lieferungen erscheinen, ist es üblich, dass vom Verlag auch eine Einbanddecke geliefert wird. In diese können dann mehrere Lieferung zu einem Band zusammengefasst vom Buchbinder eingehängt werden.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bonded-leather Pâte de cuir A cheaper leather substitute made from grinding up and "bonding" all the old leather shoes and pocket books you've thrown away, much as some fast food restaurants make bonded "roast beef" from cow lips and tails. Bonded leather can range in quality from really cheesy (and we don't mean "bonded" cheese) to reasonably attractive.
Book Auctions Online Book Auctions Online Auktionspreise Online Online Database of the German Antiquarian Booksellers' Association that contains the results of European auction houses (estimates and hammer prices). Other databases are "Jahrbuch der Auktionspreise" and "American Book Prices Current" (APBC). Die Online-Datenbank des Verbandes Deutscher Antiquare verzeichnet die Ergebnisse der europäischen Auktionshäuser (Zuschläge, Schätzpreise, Rückgänge). Weitere Nachschlagewerke sind das "Jahrbuch der Auktionspreise" sowie "American Book Prices Current" (ABPC).
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Book club edition Book Club Edition A book issued, usually at a discounted price, by one of the many clubs, the best-known being the Book-of-the-Month Club (sometimes abbreviated as BOMC), which would re-publish popular books. Usually the club would economize in any number of ways including using a smaller format for the book, printing the text on cheaper paper, using cheaper boards (often covered in paper rather than cloth), printing the dustwrapper on thinner or uncoated paper stock, etc. Books club editions usually don't have a printed price on the jacket flap, and sometimes might have a small blindstamped dot, circle, or square at the bottom of the rear board. Some book clubs, in particular, the BOMC during a certain, long period of their existence tried to look exactly like the publishers' editions. In those cases, lack of a price, a blindstamped dot, or occasionally an alphanumeric code running vertically up the inner margin of the last page of the text block can be the only way(s) to identify the book club editions. Most book club editions are not collectible, but that's another topic altogether.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Book jacket Jaquette The paper, often with illustrations and information about the book and author, used as a protective covering over the book; usually referred to as a "dust jacket" or "dj", sometimes called a "dust wrapper". Dust jacket art work is used to promote and sell the book. Chemise servant à la protection d'un livre relié ou broché.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Booklet Plaquette A small book, often only a few pages long and bound in wrappers. Brochure de quelques pages
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bookseller label Etiquette de libraire Also called a ticket. In days of yore (that would be, before now) new bookstores would often have a small, usually discreet label that they would affix to one of the endpapers in the new books that they were selling. In some instances they are collectible, in some instances they are a nuisance, and in any case they indicate where a certain copy of a book originally sold at retail. On trouve parfois dans certains livres une étiquette collée à l'intérieur des plats portant le nom et l'adresse du libraire qui les a, à moment donné, eu entre les mains.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bookworm Vers papyvores Bücherwurm Bokmask Any of a number of moth or fly larvae which tunnel through the pages of books leaving behind small channels, holes in individual leaves. Very early books often have some evidence of bookworm damage. Ce sont des larves d'insectes qui se nourrissent de papier pour atteindre leur maturité. Ils sont également friands de cuir, de colle, de bois, etc. Bücherschädling. Kein Fabelwesen, sondern ein real existierender Schädling. Larvarter i skalbaggsfamiljen trägnagare som förutom trä även kan ge sig på papper. Den har en fiende i bokskorpionen.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bottom edge Tranche inférieure ou queue The bottom edge of the text block or pages of a book. The place where remainder marks are most likely to lurk. tranche horizontale inférieure
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bowed Bowed Warping to the boards of a book, ranging from very slight to a reasonable imitation of the shape of a gibbous moon. This is generally adjudged a flaw, in direct proportion to its severity, although it should be noted that some titles warp because of poor manufacturing.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Brad-bound Brad-bound Bound using (usually brass) brads threaded through punched holes, most often seen in use to bind screenplays that have been secreted away from studios by the office boy, and sold to unscrupulous booksellers like us.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Bright copy Exemplaire frais Refers to the condition of a book; a surprisingly bright or fresh copy of an older book. It is as new and clean as the day it was published. Se dit d'un exemplaire qui est quasiment à l'état neuf.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Brignano Brignano African-Americana reference work by Russell C. Brignano, Black Americans in Autobiography: An Annotated Bibliography of Autobiographies and Autobiographical Books Written Since the Civil War. Ever wonder how we know so much about African-Americana? Having a quality reference library helps.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Broadfoot Broadfoot A good reference book for Civil War books: Civil War Books: A Priced Checklist with Advice by Tom Broadfoot.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Broadsheet Affiche Einblattdruck Ettbladstryck A message or pamphlet printed on a single folded sheet of paper, often on both sides, unlike its step-brother the broadside. Einseitig bedrucktes Blatt: Ablassbrief, Kalender, Buchhändleranzeige, Flugblatt und ähnliche Mitteilungen, die vom Buch streng zu unterscheiden sind. Die Einblattdrucke stehen hoch im Wert, weil sie sich immer nur in wenigen Exemplaren und durch Zufall erhalten haben. Tryckalster på enstaka blad med avslutad text; tryckt vanligen enbart på ena sidan. T.ex. avlatsbrev, flygblad, affischer, anslag.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Broadside Voir Affiche Flugschriften A message or announcement printed on one side of a single sheet of paper. Because these were usually posted or hung, they tend to be ephemeral, often discarded, and subsequently uncommon. A l'origine, l'affiche a été utilisée pour placarder dans les lieux publics les annonces des crieurs publics. Elle a ensuite évolué vers un moyen d'information de la population. Flugschriften sind kleinere, fast immer geheftete oder broschierte Schriften, die zu Tagesfragen aller Art Stellung nehmen. Sie dienen in der Regel den Interessen einer Partei gegen eine andere auf wissenschaftlichem, religiösem oder politischem Gebiet. Flugschriften sind wichtige Geschichtsquellen für die Reformation, den Dreißigjährigen Krieg, die Französische Revolution.
What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources Brodart Brodart A company which makes protective clear plastic liners for book dustjackets.