How to Describe Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Maps, Prints, Atlases, First Editions, Illustrated Books - Glossary in English
A proof that is uncorrected, which is probably why they call it that. The text of a book printed, and bound in softcovers for use by the author, editors, proofreaders, and favored reviewers. Often...
"Uncut is probably the most overworked word in the cataloguer’s vocabulary", John Carter writes. "And it has come to exert a mesmeric – and not entirely healthy – effect on the novice...
A book with signatures which have never been cut as opposed to untrimmed and uneven (see "Uncut"); unopened books retain the folds of the original gathering and contain many pages which cannot be...