Tag: reference

Palm Leaf Books

When I lived in St. Augustine, FL, I regularly attended the monthly antique dealer meetings, partly because I enjoyed the people and the food and partly because I enjoyed the Show and Tell portion of the meeting. Each dealer was…

Early Dressage Literature to 1800

  Relief panels from a frieze in the Parthenon, showing the brutal methods used by ancient Greek riders (of which Xenophon disapproved). Classical dressage is a rather arcane equestrian pursuit. But it has a wonderful literary history. The first book…

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. I’ve got a book, printed in Switzerland in 1944, appears to be perfect bound, but with flimsy cardboard boards, no endpapers (not removed – they were never there). And it has a dustjacket. What do I call this binding?…

IOBA Q & A Column

I rented the movie, “We were Soldiers Once…and Young” and found it very well done. I highly recommend it. I then began a search through my boxes of books and found a copy of the book. I need some help…

Internet Book Links

One of the Internet’s great sites is Steve Trussel’s: http://www.trussel.com/ This can keep you involved all day, so you might want to go directly to the book section at first, at: http://www.trussel.com/f_books.htm There is something for everyone here, and just reading…

Mystery Reference Shelf or Two

Mystery and detective fiction is probably more popular today than at any time in its history, including the so-called Golden Age in the 1920s and 30s. I’ve tried to aim this list at generalist dealers who might want more information…

Britannica 11

Even in these days of fast internet access to all sorts of arcane information, when you can “Google” just about anything, there is a print-and-paper reference work that retains its dusty luster and a fierce band of loyal adherents. This…

Regarding Black Writers & Literature

Q: One of your specialties is Black literature. How/why did you choose this area to specialize in? A: I had both personal reasons and what I like to think are practical business reasons. The civil rights movement was very active…