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AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
1 Basbanes, Nicholas A. AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) delightfully discursive twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that combines a fresh respect for proven methods of acquisition with sound advice on how to use the exciting electronic tools now available. Drawing on the superb insight he has gathered from some of the world's most notable collectors, dealers, and librarians, (the author) offers a penetrating consideration of the pastime as it enters an era in which 'everything', it seems, has become collectible, an era in which the computer has become an indispensable tool. For newcomers, this book presents the rare opportunity to look over the shoulders of accomplished book hunters, all with their own successful strategies, as they pursue their prey, to glean some invaluable tips from the pros. Along with conveying the thrill of the chase, their stories remind readers that good books bought shrewdly are 'always' wise inventments. Traditionalists who believe that preparation and knowledge remain the soundest foundations for success will not be disappointed by Basbane's contention that for all the wonders of the Internet, there is still no substitute for going out into the field, meeting up with kindred spirits at book fairs, open shops, auctions, and flea markets, and learning how to 'handle the goods' from people who have been there. At the same time, he questions the relevance of a few axioms that have been accepted as gospel, while explaining the timeless wisdom of others." Tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny scuff at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR.  VOL. 16 (2002)., Francisco de Asis Veas Artesoros; Antonio Penafiel Ramon; Susana Garcia Ramirez; Salvador Nadales; Francisco Jose Portela Sandoval; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Adolfo R. Bernalte; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jorge Morin de Pablos; Gabriel Rodriguez Perez; et al.
2 Francisco de Asis Veas Artesoros; Antonio Penafiel Ramon; Susana Garcia Ramirez; Salvador Nadales; Francisco Jose Portela Sandoval; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Adolfo R. Bernalte; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jorge Morin de Pablos; Gabriel Rodriguez Perez; et al. MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR. VOL. 16 (2002).
Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2002. 
207 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, uniform studies. SPANISH TEXT. Sumario - Programas de las Jornadas; Presentacion por el Excmo. Sr. Presidente de la Asociacion de Amigos de los Museos Militares. Con ferencias: El Sureste en la Edad Media; Panorama de la vida murciana en la Edad Moderna. Vistas: Los museos de armas y de historia militar del Sureste; Palabras de la alcaldesa de Cartagena. Colaboradores: En torno a la Guerra de la Indep e n d e n c i a : dos ejemplos del Museo del Ejercito. Baston de mando del Capitan General D. Pedro Caro y Sureda, Marques de la Romana; Retrato del Teniente Jacinto Ruiz Mendoza; Pablo Gonzales Pola y Monumento dedicado en Cartagena a los heroicos m ar in os d e Ca vi te y Santiago de Cuba en 1898; Don Alonso Gomez Figueroa, Teniente de Comisario General en tiempos de Carlos III; Estudio de un arma japonesa del Museo del Ejercito; La huella militar en el folklore vasco-navarro; El yacimien to de "Ca sas de M urc ia" . ( Villa de Vallecas). Excavaciones arqueologicas en un fortin republicano en la segunda linea de defensa de Madrid capital; El General Fajardo de Tenza, Senor de Espinardo, Gobernador de Filipinas; La escasez de vestua rio en la Guer ra d e C uba. In teri or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top of rear hinge - migrates into last few pages, slight bump at bottom of front hinge - migrates slightly into first few pages. Ver y Go od- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ABC CANADA: THE FIRST CANADIAN COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY., McDougall, Lindley.
3 McDougall, Lindley. ABC CANADA: THE FIRST CANADIAN COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY.
Calgary, Alberta Arbor Studio Press 1996 1896160018 / 9781896160016 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
168 pp, square large 8vo (9" H x 9" D). Promotional brochure laid in. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and examples of calligraphy. "Ninety-five lettering artists from across Canada have contributed outstanding examples of the beautiful art of calligraphy to this exciting collection. (I)ncludes: Alphabet design; Logos, titles and commercial lettering; Quotations, poems and original writings; Sculptural lettering; Artists' books; A photo, biography and contact address for each contributor; A complete listing of Canadian calligraphic societies; Index, glossary and bibliography. Whether using traditional pens and classic styles of lettering or experimenting with innovative tools and expressive forms, these artists bring imagination and sensitivity to the interpretation of the written word. (This book) will serve as a reference and an inspiration to anyone interested in studying, practising or simply admiring the art of beautiful writing." Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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