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Book-jackets, blurbs, and bibliographers.

G. Thomas Tanselle

Book-jackets, blurbs, and bibliographers.

by G. Thomas Tanselle

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Published by Bibliographical Society in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted at the University Press, Oxford, from the Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, The Library, June 1971.

The Physical Object
Pagination[3],91-134p., 10 plates ;
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20377250M

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The front flap of the self-wrapper has blurbs by Stein and Djuna Barnes; according to G. Thomas Tanselle in his paper "Book-Jackets, Blurbs, and Bibliographers" (citing another source) this was the only wrapper blurb contributed by Stein during her lifetime, and possibly the only one from Barnes as well. Seller Inventory #   This crossword clue Book jacket blurb often was discovered last seen in the March 27 at the Daily Pop Crosswords Crossword. The crossword clue possible answer is available in 3 answers first letter of which starts with B and can be found at the end of O.

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Sincewhen "Book-Jackets, Blurbs, and Bibliographers," the first of his major essays on dust jackets, appeared, Tanselle has been writing about the failure to preserve and bibliographers.

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26, no.2 (June ) Collection Data. Blurbs spine, and inside flap, and jacket backs and flaps. The jackets are from books. The first half of this book consists of revised versions of three of Tanselle's previously published articles, "Book-Jackets, Blurbs, and Bibliographers" (), "Dust-Jackets, Dealers, and Documentation" (), and "Coda: News and the Nineties" ().

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Book-Jackets, Blurbs, and Bibliographers. in: The Library, A Quarterly Review of Bibliography (June ?) Weidemann, Kurt, editor.

Book jackets and record covers: an international survey. Teddy Wayne imagines humorous book-jacket blurbs written by the luminaries of the extraterrestrial literary set as they review each other’s works.

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