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Author Barry, Rebecca Rego, 1976- author.

Title Rare books uncovered : true stories of fantastic finds in unlikely places / Rebecca Rego Barry ; foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    090.75 BAR    Available
Description 248 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "Feed your inner bibliophile with this volume on unearthed rare and antiquarian books. Few collectors are as passionate or as dogged in the pursuit of their quarry as collectors of rare books. In Rare Books Uncovered, expert on rare and antiquarian books Rebecca Rego Barry recounts the stories of remarkable discoveries from the world of book collecting. Read about the family whose discovery in their attic of a copy of Action Comics No. 1--the first appearance of Superman--saved their home from foreclosure. Or the Salt Lake City bookseller who volunteered for a local fundraiser--and came across a 500-year-old copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle. Or the collector who, while browsing his local thrift shop, found a collectible copy of Calvary in China--inscribed by the author to the collector's grandfather. These tales and many others will entertain and inspire casual collectors and hardcore bibliomaniacs alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index.
Subject Book collecting -- Anecdotes.
Book collectors -- Anecdotes.
Antiquarian booksellers -- Anecdotes.
Rare books -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780760348611 (hardback)
0760348618 (hardback)

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