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Slightly  Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore e-book

Author:

Lawrence Goldstone

Language:

English

Category:

Hobbies

Subcategory:

Antiques & Collectibles

ePub size:

1471 kb

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

Thomas Dunne Books; 1st edition (April 1999)

Pages:

213

ISBN:

0312205872

Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore e-book

by Lawrence Goldstone


Their second book, Slightly Chipped, continues this exploration, taking us on tours of book fairs, libraries, and auctions.

Their second book, Slightly Chipped, continues this exploration, taking us on tours of book fairs, libraries, and auctions. No longer the wide-eyed innocents, the Goldstones delve a little deeper into the book world: they explore facets such as fine printing and literary movements, pour over Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula, and puzzle over the incredible markup of hypermoderns. Plus, visits to such places as the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia and the Pequot Library in Connecticut will get any bibliophile's salivary glands going.

Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947-, Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon, Book collecting, Book collecting. New York : Thomas Dunne Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on February 6, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Slightly Chipped book. More than a sequel, Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore is a companion piece for Used and Rare. A delight for the general reader and book collector alike, it details the Goldstones' further explorations into the curious world of book collecting. In Slightly Chipped, they get hooked on the correspondence and couplings of Bloomsbury; they track down Bram Stoker's More than a sequel, Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore is a companion piece for Used and Rare.

Book Overview In Slightly Chipped, they get hooked on the correspondence and couplings of Bloomsbury; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes.

More than a sequel, Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore is a companion piece for Used and Rare. In Slightly Chipped, they get hooked on the correspondence and couplings of Bloomsbury; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for Dracula; and they are introduced to hyper-moderns.

Also by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone: Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore Warmly Inscribed: The New England Forger and Other Book Tales. Also by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone: Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World. Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore. Warmly Inscribed: The New England Forger. and Other Book Tales. Also by Lawrence Goldstone: Rights. Also by Nancy Goldstone: Trading Up: Surviving Success as a. Woman Trader on Wall Street. A delight for the general reader and book collector alike, it details the Goldstones' further explorations into the curious world of book collecting

More than a sequel, Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore is a companion piece for Used and Rare. Slightly Chipped is filled with all of the anecdotes and esoterica about the world of book collecting that charmed readers of Used and Rare.

SLIGHTLY CHIPPED, FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone. Great book featuring tales of book collectors and collecting, book selling, personal libraries. Published by St. Martin's Press, 1999. Brown cloth hardcover with illustrated dust jacket. Measures 5 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches. In very good condition.

6 Antiquarian book collecting. Prominent book collectors. 7 Book collecting in China. 8 Virtual book collecting. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Follows the authors as they explore the world of book collecting and shares their experiences as they discover new places to find and buy rare literary works
Lbe
I had somewhat mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, I enjoyed the authors' sense of humor, modesty and easygoing, engaging writing style. (As with Used and Rare however, one must adjust to the unusual first person plural narrative, in which every quote is uttered by both of them and which yields such sentences as "We turned the book over in our hands.") On the other hand, it seemed as if there wasn't quite enough material to fill an entire book, which may have caused the authors to go off on a number of looonnnggg tangents/sidebars. Some of these I enjoyed, but others I found very dull (such as the Bloomsbury material, the stuff about Cudjo, and the biography of William Morris). I also thought that the opening of the book showed a bit of false humility, since, despite their disappointment in not easily finding Used and Rare in the Boston bookstores, the book obviously sold well enough to warrant their publisher's OK for a second volume on the same material. All in all though, a good book.
Mikarr
Slightly Chipped is the second of three books on books and book collecting by the Goldstones (the first and third are Used and Rare, and Warmly Inscribed, respectively). It takes a slightly different tack than the first book, which was primarily about the Goldstones learning about the world of used and rare books and dealers.
This book delves deeper into some of the stories behind books and authors. Though both books are didactic, the pleasure aspect of the learning is slightly diminished in this sequel. The author and book stories feel a little more shoehorned in than in Used and Rare. Also, the Goldstones have lost their innocence in the world of book collecting, as it were. This is natural enough, but one of the great pleasures of Used and Rare was feeling like you were learning right along with the Goldstones. This book feels more like they're trying to teach you.
Don't get me wrong, this book is good as well as entertaining. It's just not up to the level of the first book in the series. If you liked the first book, you will probably like this as well. If you have not read the first book, read it first; you will be happy you did.
Wilalmaine
This is a great little book about the Goldstone's personal explorations into the book world and the people they meet there. Their descriptions of the people they meet, the Duke and Duchess, book dealers and their shops, fairs, auctions, etc., are exactly in keeping with the tone of the first book and I enjoyed it quite as much. One of the things that impressed me the most was the thoughts, pro, con, and speculative, about the internet and where it may or may not be going and possible ramifications of this. It is important, but nobody can truly answer that question yet. I loved it. I use the internet (obviously). I live in small town USA and love books, but cannot always get my hands on them without long distances and elaborate plans. Bibliofind is worth a lot to me all on its own. Helpful or not, I just enjoyed reading the book. It wouldn't even be the same without the menus. The mood is all part of the book. I can't wait for the next one.
Lahorns Gods
Fantastic! Just as good as the Goldstone's first book - Used and Rare. This one picks up right where the first book left off - and I love it! Well edited, well written and a terrific, fun read!
Kahavor
Liked this book. The two yuppies who wrote it tend to go off the deep end, relating cost to quality, but still, a good look at the wonderful pastime of collecting books.
Sironynyr
Recommended for all true book lovers. I found myself walking along side the Goldstones as they entered the world of used and rare books. I learned about what makes a book rare and worth more money, but more than that, I loved entering the shops of the dealers, meeting the many and varied characters who own them and work there, and walking around the book fairs. The Goldstones have done a marvelous job of making their book personal and fun, as well as a learning experience for both them and the reader.
Fearlesssinger
Having spent the years in which the Goldstones wrote both their books working in an indie used bookstore in Seattle, I can say I could totally relate to them. The start of Internet book selling. Amazon slowly taking over the online book buying world. The ridiculous prices of modern first editions. (I bought a first edition of Stephen King's The Shining for $10 from a young guy, figuring I could sell it for $50. The cover was ugly and I at first thought it was a book club edition. When my boss came in the next day, he repriced the book for $350 and it sold three days later. I still wish I could recall the young guy and give him $90 more.)
I'm not sure this is a book that will appeal to the average reader. I found it to be more for insider's who can nod their head and say, "Yep, that's how it all went down." I like their easy writing style and it's obvious they love books. Plus I get to live precariously through them, because no way can I ever pay that kind of money for books. I'm pretty happy for the lucky surprises I occasionally find at a library book sale.

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