The Profession of Bookselling; A Handbook of Practical Hints for the Apprentice and Bookseller Volume 1

The Profession of Bookselling; A Handbook of Practical Hints for the Apprentice and Bookseller Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... in the Borsenblall; and for French books in the Bibliographic dc la France. Always state the full title, imprint, etc., of the book wanted, as near as possible. Every bookseller should consider it his duty to read the advertisement column of " Books Wanted " in the above trade journals, and to offer such books to the advertisers as he may have on hand, not charging an exorbitant price for them. The advertiser frequently does not want such books badly enough to pay a high, or even a moderately high, price for them. Copies of books which are reported " out of print" by the publisher are often obtainable from some jobber or larger retailer in some other city whose stock is not yet exhausted. Publishers, especially in England, in many instances do not give the date or the edition of their books, and this can then only be found by referring to the records of The Publishers' Weekly, the " Annual American Catalogue," or Low's annual "English Catalogues." "The American Catalogue," Kelly's and Roorbach's catalogues and Low's " English Catalogue " in many cases also report the date and the edition. The prices of books are, as mentioned above, in many instances changed by the publisher some time after their publication, or when a new edition appears, and it is advisable to refer to the publisher's newest list before ordering. If a book is out of print it will generally be mentioned in such a list, if its title does not generally appear on the latest publisher's trade list. Very recent or forthcoming books, not yet recorded in the catalogues or trade journals, should be looked up in the latest announcement of the publishers, generally to be found in the trade journals, particularly in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534689
  • 9781236534682