Slightly Chipped

R 75.00  

Subtitle: Footnotes in Booklore
Author: Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (1999)
Edition: First Edition
ISBN-10: 0312205872
ISBN-13: 9780312205874
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 213
Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.2 x 2.1 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

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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.
" A diverting introduction to the passion of book collecting and to the pleasantly obsessive behavior it can induce" - The New York Times.
More than a sequel, Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore is a companion piece for Used and Rare. Slightly Chipped details the warm and witty story of Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone's further explorations into the curious world of books. In Slightly Chipped, the Goldstones get hooked on the writings, correspondence and couplings of the Bloomsbury group; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for Dracula; they put in a bid at a glamorous Sotheby's auction; they try out book collecting on the Internet; and they are introduced to hyper-moderns. Slightly Chipped is filled with the same anecdotes, esoterica and fun facts about the world of book collecting that so charmed readers of Used and Rare. The Goldstones have discovered new places to buy rare tomes and new eccentric personalities along the way, all presented in a style that Kirkus Reviews has called "evocative, compassionate and frequently hilarious."


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