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Understanding the Anatomy of a Book


This video is designed to help people understand some of the jargon used by booksellers when describing the physical aspects of a book. I’m sure you can figure out what the spine is but do you know your hinge from your joint? What about the endpapers? I recommend the AbeBooks glossary for learning more about used and rare book terms.

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Richard Davies

One Response to “Understanding the Anatomy of a Book”

  1. Carol Lippincott June 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you for your video. It was very informative but didn’t answer my question. Not your fault because you were describing the physical anatomy of a book and I’m interested more in the content.

    It was well done.