Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories Of Fantastic Finds In Unlikely Places

byRebecca Rego BarryForeword byNicholas A. Basbanes

December 1, 2015|
Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories Of Fantastic Finds In Unlikely Places by Rebecca Rego Barry
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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.

Rebecca Rego Barry is the editor of Fine Books & Collections magazine. She has written about books for Preservation, the Barnes & Noble Review, The Awl, the Daily News/Page Views, American Libraries, Publishers Weekly, and many other periodicals, as well as WAMC Northeast Public Radio. She is Victoria magazine''s 2014 Writer-in-Residen...
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Title:Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories Of Fantastic Finds In Unlikely PlacesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:264 pages, 9.38 X 6.25 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:264 pages, 9.38 X 6.25 X 0.88 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760348618

ISBN - 13:9780760348611

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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