The Collector's Book of Books


by Eric Quayle


Clarkson N. Potter, Inc, New York. 1971. Large (12 X 8) hardcover in dust jacket. Black boards with gold lettering on spine. 144 pages. B&W and color illustrations throughout. History of book printing and publishing, with emphasis on what makes certain genres and books collectible. Antiquarian, children's books, fiction (including detective fiction), and non-fiction books are examined, as well as various bindings, illustrations, ads, etc.  Most books examined are pre-20th Century, but there are a few modern firsts discussed. Nothing about paperbacks.