Modern Book Collecting

A Basic Guide to All Aspects of Book Collecting—What to Collect, Who to Buy from Auctions, Bibliographies, Care, Fakes and Forgeries, Investments, Donations, Definitions, and More

Author: Robert A. Wilson

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628732423

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 276

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Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the basic questions a book lover and collector might have—what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and rarity of books, and more. With a handy dictionary of terms used in auction and dealer catalogs and a new section on Internet resources, this is a must-have guide for book lovers.
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Collected Books

The Guide to Identification and Values

Author: Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1883060141

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 817

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An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).
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Used and Rare

Travels in the Book World

Author: Lawrence Goldstone,Nancy Goldstone

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0312207492

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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Journey into the world of book collecting with the Goldstones-rediscover the joy of reading, laugh, and fall in love with books all over again. The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us. We had always valued the history, the world of ideas contained between the covers of a book or, as in the case of The Night Visitor, some special personal significance. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone's Used and Rare provides a delightful love letter to book lovers everywhere.
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Rare Finds

A Guide to Book Collecting

Author: David Bauman,Natalie Bauman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615153162

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 106

View: 2016

Rare Finds is a friendly, wide-ranging introduction to the world of rare book collecting. It is intended for those with a budding interest in this exciting field rather than simply professional booksellers and librarians. The guide contains an easy-to-use Glossary as well as sections devoted to Frequently Asked Questions, Book Production, and Format. Lavishly illustrated, it includes chapters on all major collecting areas.
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Rare Books Uncovered

True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places

Author: Rebecca Rego Barry

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760361584

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 264

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Precious old books found in unlikely places, from the family that avoided foreclosure through a book in their attic to a copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle in a local fundraiser.
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A New Introduction to Bibliography

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: Winchester, UK : St. Paul's Bibliographies ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9781584560364

Category: Reference

Page: 438

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"First published in 1972 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted with corrections by Oak Knoll Press/St. Paul's Bibliographies in 1995. Reprinted in 2000, 2002, 2006 & 2007"--T.p. verso.
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ABC for Book Collectors

Author: John Carter,Nicolas Barker

Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library

ISBN: 9781584561125

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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John Carter's classic ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable and informative reference work on book terminology. Here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found the definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with insightful comments on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles, fakes, points, rarity, organizations, etc. -- Book Jacket.
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How to Write Better Essays

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137293357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
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Nudge

Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Author: Richard H. Thaler,Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101655097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow New York Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice. More than 750,000 copies sold
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The Official Price Guide to Collecting Books

Author: Marie Tedford,Pat Goudey

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: 0375722939

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 309

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The antiquarian's reference to old books features thousands of listings, including hundreds of new titles, a new Internet buying guide, a complete glossary of book-collecting terms, research resources, information on dealers, and advice on buying, selling, and maintaining fragile acquisitions. Original.
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Witnesses to History

A Compendium of Documents and Writings on the Return of Cultural Objects

Author: Lyndel V. Prott

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231041282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 439

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This Compendium gives an outline of the historical, philosophical and ethical aspects of the return of cultural objects (e.g. cultural objects displaced during war or in colonial contexts), cites past and present cases (Maya Temple Facade, Nigerian Bronzes, United States of America v. Schultz, Parthenon Marbles and many more) and analyses legal issues (bona fide, relevant UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions, Supreme Court Decisions, procedure for requests etc.). It is a landmark publication that bears testament to the ways in which peoples have lost their entire cultural heritage and analyses the issue of its return and restitution by providing a wide range of perspectives on this subject. Essential reading for students, specialists, scholars and decision-makers as well as those interested in these topics.
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The Home-based Bookstore

Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, EBay Or Your Own Web Site

Author: Steve Weber

Publisher: Stephen Weber

ISBN: 0977240606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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One of the most profitable, low-risk ideas for home businesses is selling used books online. Readers will learn everything they need to know to start this lucrative business part-time and then work as little or as much as they want.
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Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

Author: Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061899874

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.
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The Nature of Classical Collecting

Collectors and Collections, 100 BCE – 100 CE

Author: Alexandra Bounia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351885251

Category: History

Page: 370

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The phenomenon of collecting as a systematic activity undertaken for symbolic rather than actual needs, is traditionally taken to originate in the middle of the fifteenth century, when the first cabinets of curiosities appear in Italy. Yet it is clear that the practice of collecting started long before that, indeed its origins can be traced back thousands of years to European prehistoric communities. Whilst this early genesis is, due to lack of written records, still shrouded in much mystery, The Nature of Classical Collecting argues that the collecting practices of classical Greece and Rome offer a rich tapestry of experiences which can be reconstructed to illuminate a pivotal period in the long and ever developing phenomenon of collecting. Utilizing a wide variety of examples of classical collections - including grave goods, the accumulations of Greek temples and open-air shrines, the royal collections of Hellenistic kings, Roman art and curiosity collections, and relics - The Nature of Classical Collecting focuses on the field of the 'pre-history' of collecting, a neglected yet critical phase that helped crystallize the western concept of collecting. Drawing primarily on Latin writings from the period 100 BCE to 100 CE it shows how collecting underwent a transition from a religious and political activity, to an intellectual practice in which connoisseurship could impart social status. It also demonstrates how the appreciation of objects and artists changed as new qualities were attributed to material culture, resulting in the establishment of art markets, patronage and an interest in the history of art. By exploring these early developments, The Nature of Classical Collecting not only provides a fascinating insight into the culture of late Hellenistic/early Imperial Roman collecting, but also offers a much fuller grounding for understanding the influences and inspirations of those Renaissance collectors who themselves were to have such a profound influence on the course of European art, architecture and culture.
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Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0307719227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.
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Introductory Statistics

Author: Barbara Illowsky,Susan Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789888407309

Category: Education

Page: 906

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Introductory Statistics is designed for the one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it. The foundation of this textbook is Collaborative Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. Additional topics, examples, and ample opportunities for practice have been added to each chapter. The development choices for this textbook were made with the guidance of many faculty members who are deeply involved in teaching this course. These choices led to innovations in art, terminology, and practical applications, all with a goal of increasing relevance and accessibility for students. We strove to make the discipline meaningful, so that students can draw from it a working knowledge that will enrich their future studies and help them make sense of the world around them. Coverage and Scope Chapter 1 Sampling and Data Chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics Chapter 3 Probability Topics Chapter 4 Discrete Random Variables Chapter 5 Continuous Random Variables Chapter 6 The Normal Distribution Chapter 7 The Central Limit Theorem Chapter 8 Confidence Intervals Chapter 9 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample Chapter 10 Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples Chapter 11 The Chi-Square Distribution Chapter 12 Linear Regression and Correlation Chapter 13 F Distribution and One-Way ANOVA
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Book Finds

How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books

Author: Ian C. Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532382

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 319

View: 1768

A thorough, insider's guide to book collecting explains how to find used and rare books, offering tips on buying and selling books on the Internet, identifying first editions and reader's copies, finding valuable books, and more, and provides a detailed index of more than one thousand of the most collectible books today. Original.
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