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SPENCER W STUART, Collections Advisor

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT COLLECTING: A Handbook for Collectors and the Trade

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT COLLECTING: A Handbook for Collectors and the Trade

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This publication provides detailed examinations of the economics of the structural transformation, the specific cultural transformations with the collecting ecosystem and the broader social impacts of collecting in the society as a whole.

Historically collecting was a cultural practice reserved for a select few with considerable financial resources. The emerging Networked collecting ecosystem challenges this portrait as well as redefines the fundamental motivations that compel one to collect.

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6.6 x 9.25 inches, 98 pages

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