Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places
|Author:||Rebecca Rego Barry; Nicholas A. Basbanes (Foreword by)|
Few collectors are as passionate about their quarry as collectors of rare books. Rebecca Rego Barry's Rare Books Uncovered relates 56 tales from the antiquarian paper trail. An expert on rare books, Barry recounts stories from a world of remarkable discoveries. Read about a stash of vintage comic books, worth $35 million, long forgotten in a basement closet. Or a first edition of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird purchased at a Philadelphia flea market for a few dollars. Or a stunning eighteenth-century French folio stored in a Massachusetts barn. These stories and others like them will entertain and inspire casual collectors and hardcore bibliomaniacs alike. Book jacket.
"Rare Books Uncovered celebrates books, collectors, and the thrill of the hunt" - Victoria Magazine "Rebecca Rego Barry's Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places is one of the finest books about books ever written." - American Book Collecting ..".a welcome gift for a passionate reader or collector." - Washington Post