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A Handbook for Booklovers by: Joseph Raymond LeFontaine
A Handbook for Booklovers by: Joseph Raymond LeFontaine
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A Handbook for Booklovers: A Survey of Collectible Authors, Books, and Values by: Joseph Raymond LeFontaine
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Author: Joseph Raymond LeFontaine
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 1988
Pages: 612
Size: 6.88 x 9.5 in.

Product Code: OOP-ING-1988-0879754915-X3

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Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

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A Handbook for Booklovers is not only for book-collectors but for everyone who loves books and would like to know more about the titles, authors, and genres they most enjoy. It is a one-volume source of all the whos, whats, whys, whens, and wheres of thousands of books, together with information on how to find them, how to take care of them, and how to assess their worth.

Joseph LeFontaine has compiled more than 34,000 factual entries in eighteen chapters and five appendices, including cross-indexed chapters of authors' pen names and true names; more than 3,700 titles, listed by subjectfrom westerns to mysteries, from children's books to science fiction, from belles-lettres to mainstream fiction, from fantasy to horror with their current market values; first books by more than 1,800 authors; a glossary of more than 100 book-collecting terms; a directory of almost 1,000 antiquarian booksellers who specialize in tracking down hard-to-find titles; a list of additional reference sources; and an appendix giving the English translation of over a hundred French, Italian, Latin, and Greek words and phrases that often appear in literature.

A Handbook for Booklovers is the ideal source for collectors and for anyone who loves to reada book a month, a book a week, or a book a day. It will provide countless hours of pleasure and will guide all booklovers to new avenues of exploration for years to come.


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