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John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors is now available on line - FREE!

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1lilithcat
Jul 18, 2008, 12:52 pm

I've just received this announcement from Oak Knoll:

Oak Knoll Press and the British Library have given permission to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) to make available for non-commercial use a digital copy of their latest edition of the classic book ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter as revised by Nicolas Barker.

The link is here.

2smartblonde
Nov 29, 2008, 6:48 pm

Thank you for posting this. :)

3sadiewest76
Jan 12, 2015, 10:30 pm

This would be interesting to me.

4TheoClarke
Jan 13, 2015, 7:34 am

Touchstone fairy: ABC for Book Collectors

52wonderY
Editado: Jan 13, 2015, 7:45 am

The link doesn't work anymore. Best price I find for a reprint is $18.

6rathad
Jan 13, 2015, 9:25 am

ABE has used copies starting about $4

7lilithcat
Jan 13, 2015, 11:02 am

> 5

Well, it is 6 1/2 years old!

8Keeline
Jan 13, 2015, 12:31 pm

This describes ABC for Book Collectors:

https://www.ilab.org/eng/documentation/30-john_carters_abc_for_book_collectors.h...

Here is where you can download a free PDF with permission from the publisher:

https://www.ilab.org/eng/documentation/29-abc_for_book_collectors.html

It is an excellent resource for bookselling and collecting terminology so that you can better understand descriptions and make more accurate communication with fellow bibliophiles.

Having a printed copy is also good.

James