Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories Of Fantastic Finds In Unlikely Places by Rebecca Rego Barry

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

byRebecca Rego BarryForeword byNicholas A. Basbanes

Paperback | February 27, 2018

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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. InRare BooksUncovered, 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 theNuremberg Chronicle. Or the collector who, while browsing his local thrift shop, found a collectible copy ofCalvary 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 Barryis the editor ofFine Books & Collectionsmagazine. She has written about books forPreservation, theBarnes & Noble Review,The Awl, theDaily News/Page Views,American Libraries,Publishers Weekly, and many other periodicals, as well as WAMC Northeast Public Radio. She isVictoriamagazine''s 2014 Writer-in-Residence....
Title:Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories Of Fantastic Finds In Unlikely PlacesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 9 X 6.12 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:280 pages, 9 X 6.12 X 0.75 inPublished:February 27, 2018Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760361576

ISBN - 13:9780760361573

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"Rare Books Uncovered celebrates books, collectors, and the thrill of the hunt" - Victoria Magazine