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Title: The state of the rare book market today
Author(s): Parker, John
Subject(s): Rare book market
Abstract: I hope that no one will read a defensive tone into these remarks, for the rare book librarian is at first startled at the thought of bringing a discussion of the rare book trade into a symposium on "the practical operations of libraries in [acquisitions] functions." We have become weary in the struggle to establish our belief that rare books are a fit subject for discussion among other "practical" aspects of librarianship. I happily substitute gratitude for defensiveness, noting that rare bookmen here are accepted as practical librarians, interested in and capable of discussing the broader aspects of building library collections.
Issue Date: 1963
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: Parker, J. (1963) The state of the rare book market today. In Goldhor, Herbert (ed) Selection and Acquisition Procedures in Medium-Sized and Large Libraries (Papers presented at an Allerton Park Institute held November 11-14, 1962): 108-117.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (9th : 1962)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0-87845-004-1
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-03

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